Tag Archives: Chocolate

Simple Mini Cheesecakes

Simple Mini Cheesecakes

I love my mom. I love my dad. I love my big brothers.

I love my roommate. I love my friends. I love my school.

I love you, the person who ventures into my little corner of the internet to read my silly recipes.

I have so much love this Valentine’s Day! Do I sound like Jessica’s Daily Affirmation yet?

My closest friends and I are heading into Chicago this Thursday to see Kishi Bashi perform at Lincoln Hall. I’m extremely excited to see him perform, but I’m even more excited to spend this LOVE-ly little holiday with friends I cherish the most.

Simple Mini Cheesecakes
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Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

This morning I went out to breakfast and ordered a hot chocolate instead of my usual coffee. The drink disappointed me. The chocolate wasn’t rich enough. The milk was too watery. I don’t normally drink hot chocolate, so when I do, I want to indulge! I don’t want to have everyday sacrifices in my cocoa (skim milk, powdered chocolate) if I’m not drinking it every day.

Flash back to sitting in Florence last fall, drinking a 6 euro hot chocolate while looking out at the Duomo. Maybe I shouldn’t be comparing the two at all, but the chocolate in Florence was a moment wholly about indulgences. Outrageous price, but an outrageous setting and outrageous taste. I believe in treating oneself. Rather than having little goodies here and there, save up your “goodie points” and use them on something special. A decadent cocktail, dessert made with heavy cream, or new pair of fancy shoes. Or all three.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

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