Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The last couple days have been full of lots of snow on the East Coast, so I have been spending my days inside staying warm and cozy. On Winter days like these, hot chocolate is one of my favorite things to have. This last time I made some, I decided to make the hot chocolate healthier by substituting almond milk for whole milk. Then to add a twist, I spiced the hot chocolate with chipotle and cinnamon to balance out the richness of the chocolate. The result was a healthier version of a favorite decadent and delicious treat!
Monday, January 26, 2015
|Coat: Kenneth Cole (Similar here), Sweater: Joie, Pants: Ann Taylor, Hat: H&M, Boots: Coach, Purse: Michael Kors, Watch: Nixon|
Friday, January 23, 2015
|Jumpsuit: Forever 21, Jacket: Jcrew Factory, Purse: Old Navy, Shoes: From Italy, Sunglasses: Ray Bans|
Thursday, January 22, 2015
When I was home over the holidays, my sister made this potato leek soup recipe for our family and it was a hit! For a twist from the original recipe, she topped the soup with pomegranate seeds and pancetta and it really elevated the flavors to another level. I have since made the soup back in New York and it’s the perfect dinner after a cold winter day.
Monday, January 19, 2015
|Coat: Jcrew, Sweater: Old Navy, Jeans: Old Navy, Boots: Rag & Bone, Purse: Coach, Sunglasses: Target|
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
|Top: Madewell, Jeans: Old Navy, Purse: Target, Shoes: Jcrew, Watch: Michele|
If you are looking for a pair of pointy heels, I highly recommend these. I have wider than average feet and these don’t hurt the sides of my feet at all and are comfortable on the ball of my foot as well. I know they are pricey, but they have been worth every penny for me.
Monday, January 12, 2015
|Dress: Piperlime, Necklace: Francesca's (similar), Shoes: Jcrew, Clutch: Target|
Thursday, January 8, 2015
This past weekend my boyfriend and I hosted an intimate brunch for a couple of friends. For the menu, we did eggs, waffles, bacon, mimosas, and these monkey bread muffins. If you have never heard of monkey bread, it’s like the inside of a cinnamon roll with all its cinnamony and caramel goodness. I followed this monkey bread recipe, but chose to bake them in a muffin pan instead of a bundt pan, so each person could have their own portion. I originally started to drizzle them with the cream cheese frosting, but worried some people might not like it. So I ultimately served the frosting on the side and gave my guests the option to dip the monkey bread pieces in the frosting, if they so liked. All in all, they were the star of the brunch and will certainly be a brunch mainstay for future brunches we host.