Spiked Hot Cocoa Jelly Shots | Peaches Please

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! If you’re a parent you’re probably getting your kids into costumes and preparing to traipse around the neighborhood in search of candy you can later steal from your kids. If you are like me and still enjoying life sans children, then you’re likely watching the clock and strategizing your own Superman quick change from work wear to costumed anonymity for the evening’s festivities. My personal transition will be into a character from my childhood, a sly woman who traveled the world to appropriate valuable items for her own nefarious gain. And she did it while clad in a stylish red hat and trench coat. Do you know who I am? In further preparation for the night’s festivities, I decided

Keep Reading

Chocolate Stout Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream | Peaches Please

Yep. It’s a Halloween mummy cake, a pun and a Doctor Who joke all in one. You have no idea how happy that makes me.  It’s also a damn tasty piece of deliciousness with a light, tender chocolate stout cake within and a silky, fluffy swiss meringue buttercream without. What flavor is the buttercream? Well, mostly vanilla, but with a hint of rum and grand marnier. Basically, this cake is a whole bevy of good things. And don’t let the mummy decorations mislead you, this cake is good at any time of year. It’s just that it’s Halloween and I felt like jumping on the celebration bandwagon. Okay, that’s a lie. Really this post is about a little television show

Keep Reading

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies | Peaches Please http://peachesplease.com/pumpkin-meringue-cookies/ ‎

I’m a little obsessed with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Ever since that day in law school when I stumbled across a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie in the Briarcliff Whole Foods I’ve craved them. And I don’t mean that random craving you have once in a while. I always wanted those cookies. Always. I used to buy them in bulk during the holidays and freeze them so I could have them  year round. I’m not kidding. This naturally leads to the impulse to bake with pumpkin and chocolate chips which, while held in check most of the year, I unleash in the fall. I’m not sure why it occurred to me to try making a pumpkin meringue cookie, but I sure

Keep Reading

carnitas-24

Things I really like: cinnamon, pork and Mexican food. Put these three things together and you have a trifecta of YES for my taste buds. I figured this out the first time I ordered carnitas at El Matador, my local Mexican joint, and quickly became a little obsessed. Yep, it’s gotten to the point where I’ll only order things on the menu that include the amazing, addictive cinnamon-laced pork. Except cheese dip. Don’t worry queso, I just can’t quit you. However, it eventually occurred to me that I was spending a lot of time at El Matador and having also been the victim of surprise carnitas cravings more than once when the restaurant wasn’t open, I decided that I should

Keep Reading

css.php

Copyright © 2011 - 2014 Morgan Perkins All Rights Reserved. WordPress Premium Plugin