With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I, Alex, wanted to share with you one of my favorite date-night meals, Cacio e Pepe. Literally translated as cheese and pepper, this minimalist date night pasta and cheese requires only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Since no one wants to fuss in the kitchen on a romantic night in, put this pasta on your must-make list.
How can you go wrong with cheese and pasta? Even those of you who don’t enjoy cooking will find joy with this recipe. It’s practically fool-proof and will impress anyone you end up serving it to. Trust me, I’ve served this to many boyfriends (and now husband) over the years, all with rave reviews.
For the ultimate date-night in, enjoy with a bottle of your favorite red wine (and maybe a salad to balance all that cheese!). A classic Chianti or Sangiovese will balance the peppery pasta just perfectly.
So I’ve been scheming up the idea of a new cocktail series based around patterns, and because Robin from Double Trouble and I happen to be a very similar kind of weird, she knew just what I meant by this! Together we schemed up some cool drinks based on patterns I loved, then I designed the backgrounds to match just so, and got them printed as big as possible. As such, my new Pattern Play cocktail series was born, and I think you’ll love the first few we have coming! First up: this dotted thai fruit cocktail.
Admittedly, it’s a bit involved to make, but it’s super tasty. And did I mention it looks freaking cool as all get out?! I mean, clearly that’s what I’m here for…
Sure, anyone can stop and grab a couple of Dunkin’ Donuts hot chocolates (I know my East Coast friends know allll about this!) for coworkers, but only a true office favorite will take it to the next level with accompanying them with this homemade Dunkin’ Donuts hot chocolate icing recipe! The toasted marshmallows on top may be optional, but the fact that you will officially become the fan favorite is definitely not.
Okay, okay, so clearly I’m bias on the awesomeness of this frosting recipe, but a little DD in my life just makes me happy. Plus, today is National Hot Chocolate Day, so why not share the love!?…