It’s National Coffee Day!

Who knew! Apparently today, September 29th, is national coffee day here in the US. So as I go grab a cup of coffee maybe with some hot cocoa mixed in, you can check out my recent coffee related posts. *wink wink*

How I Started Drinking Coffee

I did not grow up in a coffee drinking family. The only coffee in the house were a couple things of instant coffee stored in the pantry and forgotten about except on Thanksgiving day. On Thanksgiving, we got out all of my Mom’s nice china which included a set of coffee cups and saucers. Following the main meal, my Mom would set the kettle and offer up coffee, decaf and caffeinated (we did at least have options) and tea. 

Homemade Rolled Ice Cream

I’ve been seeing this lately all over, ice cream made in a flat sheet, scraped up into rolls, and served. It looks so cool. I found a recipe and thought I would give it a try. Check out the photos below. Note I think I need to give it another go, but next time half the recipe for my baking sheet so the ice cream is thin and easier to roll and fewer sprinkles. My sprinkle density ended up a little high since they sank to the bottom and I didn’t realize how much I had already put in. 

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pies

Here is a throwback to a couple of photos of these white chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cream pies I made earlier this year. I had a similar dessert at a shop and fell in love, and thus had to figure out how to make them myself.

Food Photography: Biscuits & Coffee

As I continue my blog, I’ve decided to work on building my photography skills. Check out the three photos below from a post-work snack I had last week.

In the Kitchen: Baking Sheets & More

Continuing from my post about how I organize my spices I decided to share a bit more about my kitchen organization. In past apartments, I have had a free standing baking sheet holder and kept in on top of my fridge. I kept it there because that has been the only space that would allow for my long baking sheets and be out of the way yet accessible. So I was very pleased to see that above the built in microwave and oven there were already some dividers in place. 

In the Kitchen: Spices

Spices, a key ingredient that makes the difference. The element that can make a dish “Mom’s” or “Grandma’s” home cooked meal from any other similar dish you come across. When I am in the kitchen I want my spices to be easily accessible and not have to hunt around to find that I need.