I am not a coffee connoisseur, but I nonetheless manage to be a little bit of a coffee snob. I like dark roasts, but not too dark. Flavorful, but not flavored. I do not like for my coffee to taste over-roasted (i.e. burnt) or stale. That said, I don’t roast my own, or even grind my own. I buy beans and grind them at the store. I tend toward Italian roasts, and usually drink Americanos (espresso mixed with hot water). I take my coffee black.On the other hand, I’ve been known to enjoy a
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Let your dark side and your sweet side combine – bake Halloween cookies! The key is to make good use of color and shape to produce a new ghoulish creation. Take a look at some of these creative cookies to help you brainstorm ideas.
Still not sure what to make? If you have kids, consider letting them in on the fun. Get them started with some fun shapes, creepy-colored sprinkles, gummy worms, and candy corn. Then set them lose!
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Trader Joe’s sells these ridiculously good cookies called Sutter’s Formula Peanut Chocolate Cookies. They’re a tiny bit dry–but the balance of chocolate chunks and peanut butter is perfect. The trouble is they cost nearly $4 for a small bag.
Not in the budget! Right around the time that I discovered Sutter’s cookies (Sutter, incidentally, is John Sutter who discovered the gold that sparked the gold rush), I noticed that TJ’s was carrying something called peanut