King Cake Cupcakes

Cinnamon cupcakes filled with cinnamon whipped cream cheese and vanilla cream cheese frosting I don’t want to oversell these, but they are the best cupcakes I’ve ever made. They’re so moist and the filling is incredible. I used a melon baller to scoop the center out of these beauties and then filled them with the…

Snickerdoodle Sandwiches

These are positively swoon-worthy, the kind of cookie that will have you saying oh my gosh with every bite. Thick, buttery cookies bursting with cinnamon flavor encase an ever thicker layer of whipped cream cheese frosting. (I always buy original Philadelphia Cream Cheese.) You’d think one would be enough but we all gobbled up two….

Homemade Cinnamon Latte (Using Sur La Table’s Automatic Milk Frother)

I was stunned to find a winter wonderland when I opened my backyard door to let my dog outside this morning. (Gabby was possibly more stunned than I and none too thrilled about getting her feet cold.) The minute I saw the dusting of snow, I thought, Today’s the day! One cinnamon latte coming right up. I’ve been…

The Best Homemade Hot Cocoa

I’m a hot cocoa snob. (This probably won’t come as much of a surprise.) I don’t bother with most store bought hot cocoa mixes because they don’t hold a candle to homemade hot cocoa. This quick recipe, though, does not disappoint especially with homemade whipped cream. The Best Homemade Hot Cocoa (Serves three.) 1/3 cup granulated…

Pumpkin Pancakes with Toasted Hazelnuts and Cinnamon Sugar

I would like to go on record to say that I loved pumpkin before it was trendy. I want to start a support group for those of us who were pro-pumpkin before the famous pumpkin spice latte. Pre-PSL Pumpkin People, perhaps? I don’t actually care for the PSL – I’m a cinnamon dolce latte gal…

Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Sea Salt Ice Cream

It’s no secret that my ice cream maker gets a serious workout. I think it’s safe to say that I make ice cream almost every week. It’s the perfect dessert to make when friends pop by because it’s so fast and simple and there are so many variations that require so few ingredients. (Confession: I…