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Irish Coffee, warming right down to your toes

When it comes to cocktails that feel cozy, it’s tough to beat classic Irish Coffee. It’s a simple mix of hot brewed coffee, sugar, whiskey, and gently whipped cream. There’s an often-told story that Irish Coffee was invented in 1943 in Foynes, Ireland when a flight bound for New York (by way of Canada—what with …

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Coffee Cardamom Morning Buns, gooey goodness

Here they are. Warm, soft whirls of dough. They’re coffee cardamom morning buns. And they’re just the thing for a weekend brunch. When you want something sweet but not too sweet. And familiar and comforting but not boring. And special but not too much trouble to make from start to finish in one morning. These …

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Spanish Coffee, a cold weather cocktail

Here. Have a Spanish coffee. It’s a warm, bittersweet coffee cocktail, perfect as a dessert drink when you’re staying up late on a cold night. I don’t do dessert drinks very often. I’m more of a spirit-forward cocktail kind of girl. (I tend to go for Brooklyns, and Sazeracs, and Torontos, and sometimes Walnut Old …

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Butterscotch-Glazed Espresso Shortbread Cookies

Hi there. Things here have been mercifully quiet. Slowly, we’re getting our new place put together. We reassembled the dishwasher. We put books on the shelves. We determined that we, do, in fact, need more bookshelves. We’re daydreaming about built-ins and a library ladder. We’re learning the rhythms of this new space. I’ve been listening to …

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Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, ethereally light

Who wants cake? This triple chocolate mousse cake isn’t just any old cake. It’s a special occasion cake. It’s a takes-three-days-to-make cake. It’s a hunt-down-three-or-four-kinds-of-chocolate cake. It’s a reorganize-the-freezer-to-make-this-thing-sit-level-overnight cake. It’s, let me just say, a totally-worth-it cake. I made this for my sister Erin’s birthday. She was having a low key party at her …

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