Unless you’re in on the whole bulletproof coffee thing, it can seem like a weird move to put butter in your hot cocktail. It is a weird move to put butter in your cocktail. But it’s also pretty wonderful. I can’t speak to the coffee thing, but hot buttered rum, and especially hot buttered rum cider is warm and bright and creamy and really, really sippable. [Read more…]
I woke up this morning to the sound of pouring rain. Unseasonable warmth means we have the windows flung wide. This morning’s downpour has given way to a drizzle, and outside, birds chirp, geese honk, and rain drops plop. Inside, the tree is lit with a single strand blinking, its verdant pine fragrance enhanced by the humid air.
Brian’s running errands with the girls right now. Soon we’ll all be back home listening to Christmas music, making cookies, and probably bickering about some nonsense. Before I’m swept up, before you’re off to wherever you’re going, I want to wish you the merriest possible Christmas. [Read more…]
This pie started as a complicated pie. A multi-step, four-hours-to-make pie. You know, a show-off kind of pie. But then, with the crust baked and ready, I decided I didn’t need to show off. So I ditched the complicated recipe and filled my crust with a silky bittersweet chocolate pudding, chilled it in the fridge overnight, and got on with the important business of eating pimento cheese and country ham sandwiches and watching The Muppet Christmas Carol with Brian and the girls. [Read more…]