hot chocolate on a stick

winter's coziest treat- hot cocoa on a stick

It’s no secret that winter is not my favorite season. January and February are particularly rough on my heart- the holidays are over and the Spring-ish light at the end of the tunnel seems so far off. During these long, cold months, I drink a few cups of green tea every day, and occasionally drink [...]

homemade vanilla marshmallows

homemade vanilla marshmallows

Sometime last Spring, Burke and Piper Jane tried homemade marshmallows. As they professed their undying love for this most-fluffy-of-treats, I promised, “Next winter, we’ll try to make our own homemade marshmallows.” And, folks, the Smooches have iron trap memories about this kind of thing. With our recent frigid temperatures, it is now clearly winter (love [...]

DIY hot cocoa bar (and shopping list)

hot cocoa bar

I think that every winter party might just need a hot cocoa bar. Warm, cozy and delicious- I can’t think of a time that a buffet of hot chocolate wouldn’t be a party favorite. The hot cocoa bar at the Chocolate Shower was definitely a highlight (and I will be adding this little feature to [...]

the sweetest thing chocolate themed baby shower

the sweetest thing chocolate themed baby shower by kojodesigns

My sister-in-law, Tricia, and I share a fond affection for macaroons. And ice cream. And oreos. And a whole list of other fabulous sweet treats. So this “Sweetest Thing” chocolate themed baby shower was right up her alley (and I don’t know if I’ve ever had so much fun putting together a shower menu, except [...]