Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Cold Weather Indulgences
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Domestic Diva Mysteries
It's snowing in Old Town today. There's something so peaceful about the white blanket of snow covering everything. My mixed breed hound, Daisy, is curled up by the fire in my kitchen. Mochie, my Ocicat, is sleeping in the chair next to her.
Ordinarily, I would be working in my little home office, but I've moved everything to the kitchen table today so I can enjoy the cozy fireplace and the beauty of the snow coming down outside the bay window in my kitchen.
I'm working on the sixtieth anniversary celebration of Amore Chocolates. It won't take place until June. At the moment, it's kind of hard to imagine a chocolate tasting outside in a garden. But I have to get going on it because June will be here before we know it!
Two loaves of homemade bread are rising right now. In a couple of hours, I'll start a big pot of beef stew with potatoes, carrots, and onions. Nina Reid Norwood, Mars, Bernie, Humphrey, and Francie are coming to dinner tonight. We'll sit around the kitchen table and enjoy the cozy winter weather.
Oh! And I'll be serving Chocolate Kisses! Shh, don't let on that I shared the recipe. But you might be in need of it if it's snowing where you are! Add 1/2 tablespoon of Kahlua and 1 1/2 tablespoons of peppermint schnapps to a mug of hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream and don't let anyone steal your Chocolate Kiss!
What's your favorite cold weather treat?