Archive | October, 2011

Cocoa Marshmallow Bars

A good friend of mine recently had a baby, and when I go to visit her I’d love to bring her something to eat. One less thing for her to worry about! The problem, however, is that she is gluten-intolerant, so finding things she can eat can be challenging. One thing I do know, though, […]

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Anniversary Traditions

We just returned from New Hampshire where we celebrated our third wedding anniversary. We’ve returned to this particular spot every year since we were married, and have sort of a routine we follow each visit.. There’s the restaurant where we eat lunch, the shops we frequent afterwards. There’s the drive around the lake and the […]

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Breath of Coffee Air

I remember commercials. Not every one I’ve ever seen, of course, but there are some that remain etched in my memory. Usually because of the jingle that accompanies them — marketing at its finest! There’s one for a doll, another for a car. And of course, one for coffee. It is the best part of […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

For every season there is a coffee beverage. I always hear people getting so excited when the seasonal drinks come to their local coffee chain because they wait all year for that one particular taste. Summer brings the frosty, icy drinks. Winter brings all things peppermint. And fall? Fall brings the return of the pumpkin […]

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The Rule of Threes

Ever notice how things seems to fall into threes? Larry, Mo, Curly. High, medium, low. And I’m sure you’ve heard the rumor of celebrity deaths occurring in the same number. The Rule of Threes applies to my daily life as well, only in a rather weird way. I have the Three Chai Rule in my […]

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Apple Cider Spiced Hot Toddy

One of the best things about fall has to be the hot toddy. Take the quintessential fall beverage — apple cider — and turn it into a grown up beverage that just screams to be sipped while wearing riding boots and knit sweaters. Here’s a twist on the standard, adding just a little something extra…spiced […]

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Froth No More

He hadn’t been with us that long, less than a year. But he still felt like family. He joined me every morning for a hot Chai and now that he’s gone, I’m not sure what to do with myself. My milk frother died this morning. I knew it was coming. I found him floating in […]

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Coffee is Personal

I’ve learned of so many places to grab a cup of coffee in the thirty-one years I’ve experienced of life so far: the quirky independent shop we used to frequent in high school before the glowering chain came into town. We’d then drive at least one town over to experience another mom and pop shop, to […]

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Holy Mole

I’m a big fan of Mexican food, but I don’t make a ton of it myself. I have a Busy-Night burrito recipe that I use often, and if I have some time, I make an enchilada recipe passed down from my mom that is really delicious. But I’ve never branched out from there. But I’m […]

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Chai Apple Crisp

Fall is officially here in New England and I love it. It’s my favorite time of year! The leaves are changing, the air is cooling, and it’s time to enjoy all things toasty and spicy. Which brings me to a staple around my house in the fall: Apple Crisp. Is there anything more delicious than crisp […]

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