Coffee has been on my brain a lot lately. The fallout from the holidays and getting back in the grind at work has increased my coffee consumption. I guess since I’m a barista at a local coffee shop, you could say I’m getting back into the “coffee” grind. I normally avoid puns, but I couldn’t pass on that one. I’m not even going to apologize for it either.
My sister, Amy, started her blog, The Happy Tulip, a few years ago and has been encouraging me to follow suit. I’m glad I finally gave into her persistence.
For my portion, I wanted to make a grown up version of apple cider. The magic is in the salted whipped cream. I am a barista at a local coffee shop and the sweet salt that we top some of our drinks with has me mesmerized. It’s such a simple thing, sugar in the raw and coarse salt. But it’s magic.
Boozy Maple Apple Cider: Serves 2
Salted Caramel Whipped Cream: Serves 2
For Amy’s blog she decided to create two s’mores inspired desserts. While we were photographing her finished desserts, the simple ingredients were very easy to eat. I definitely got a sugar buzz. It’s nice to get the s’mores flavor without having to mess with the leftover marshmallow ooze on your fingers. Check our her recipes for her S’mores Bars and S’mores Dipped Marshmallows on her blog, The Happy Tulip. They’re both delicious and so easy to make and eat.