Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Biscotti

As promised, I have made a more festive version of my chocolate peppermint biscotti. This time the chocolate wasn't peppermint flavored, but I rather dipped them in crushed peppermint candy. I actually tried a new recipe for chocolate biscotti instead of using the healthier version made with egg whites and oil that I have made before. These are made with butter and the full egg, but I didn't mix in the regular and white chocolate chips that it called for. I like both recipes, so I'll probably use both of them in the future, depending on what I feel like. Hopefully these will be a big hit at our Christmas party and bake-0ff contest tomorrow.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ikea Cappuccino Cups

It's been a little over a month since I got my espresso machine and I finally got a set of cappuccino mugs so I could work on my latte art at home. I found these great plain 9 oz ceramic cups at Ikea for $4 for a cup and saucer set. Here's a picture of my first attempt at latte art with my own machine and cups. Soy milk, D'arte espresso and an Ikea mug . . . what a good combo.

Friday, December 3, 2010

What Did You Do This Week?

Amidst 101 other projects and things to do at work this week I got to stuff 500 letters into 500 books and stuff them into 500 envelopes and put 500 return labels on them.

And next week? We'll sign 500 cards, print out 500 address labels and put it all together.

. . . what a week.