Cookies and Coffee with Friends

This is a new segment where I talk about all the sweet/salty/cheesy yum stuff I saw on the interwebs this week. 

Halloween was day 1 of this cranberry gin. It’s since turned to a deep ruby color. If things turn out like I hope they will, I may have a cheery cocktail to share with you soon. And by “turn out,” I’m referring to the pictures. ‘Cause the drink itself…well…cranberries and gin, you can’t go wrong.


This morning at work wore me out.  I think I’ll take a nap and dream about all the beautiful food I saw this week.  Take a look:

There is no doubt I love cheddar, and I’m endlessly looking for new ways to indulge in the cheese life.  Such as this Ale, Cauliflower, and White Cheddar Soup. 

Do you ever have those nights when you’re so exhausted, you just end up eating dip for dinner? Chips and salsa aren’t nearly as filling or as healthy as this Pumpkin and Adzuki Bean Dip.

Imagine that you knew me semi-well and that we went out to dinner together. And we looked at the menu and you noticed this on it. You’d know right away that it’s what I would order. And then pretend not to be embarrassed for me when I ordered a second plate to take home.  Creamy Goat Cheese Grits with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash and Poached Eggs

Deez Knots. Parmesan, garlic, rosemary. Will anybody notice if I eat all of them? Shut up, pants, I wasn’t talking to you.

Why can’t I be as cool as Sue and her Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing? 

This incredibly precise mushroom and gruyere tart. I’m to tired to articulate how much I want a slice. Just….will you run to the kitchen and grab me one? or two?

Coffee is both my friend and foe. We have a very complicated relationship. But we are in a good place when it comes to this Chocolate and Amaretto Affogato.

I’m always looking for a good veggie burger, especially if it has a healthy dose of beets. And lots of pickles. Royal Vegetarian Bean Beet Burger.

This amazing assortment of cheeses. If this were the cheese plate at Thanksgiving, nobody would care about the actual meal. Aged Cheeses from the Vermont Creamery. 

Also, I’ve been talking about how fine I am with using Jason’s old camera from college. But I think I’ve been lying to myself and everybody else, because I’ve really started to lust after something a little higher def. Even though Christmas is right around the corner, I’m sure that everything on my list will be practical, like cold weather gear and clothes for spring semester fieldwork.  We’ll just have to see what happens. 💁 Ahem.


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5 thoughts on “Cookies and Coffee with Friends

  1. Thanks so much Annie, for linking the mushroom tart! Also I am really REALLY excited about that cranberry gin concoction you are working on. Can’t wait.

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