Tag Archives: coffee

Last Minute Christmas Cookie Guide

23 Dec

ChristmasCookieGuide
It is t-minus two days to Christmas and you haven’t baked your cookies yet? What kind of masochist are you? Oh my bad, you’re actually still looking for a parking space at Target. Your commitment is admirable, but now you have previous few hours to get that cookie platter stacked that you promised to bring to the party.

Red’s got your back. Now, depending on your situation, here is what I recommend… Continue reading

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Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Bread

10 Oct

Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Bread | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I’d like to re-title this “Grown Up Pumpkin Bread” because it carries an air of sophistication with it. The hint of coffee flavor and smell from the espresso power… the dark chocolate chunks… the subtle, not-too-sweet pumpkin taste. It’s not a neon orange loaf, no, the orange is muted. It is an amber-colored loaf. And is not studded with chocolate chips. No, don’t get confused. It is studded with dark chocolate chunks. High quality, smooth, hand-chopped dark chocolate. Continue reading

Espresso Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies

12 Feb

Espresso Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Valentines Day and Easter are my favorite food holidays. Why? Chocolate.

True, Thanksgiving is all about feasting (or being thankful, whatever), but there’s more savory than sweet there. Yes, Christmas has its endless supply of cookies, but there’s never enough with chocolate. And of course, there’s Halloween, for eating candy while half naked, but everyone takes the chocolate first and soon you’re left with lame Laffy Taffy and Nerds.

But not Valentine’s Day and Easter, oh no. These are the holidays that insist you give me chocolate and you give it to me now, in mass quantities. A stray conversation heart may sneak its way into your stash this week, but those are easily crushed. Continue reading

Peppermint Cappuccino and Cream Cookies

5 Dec

Peppermint Cappuccino and Cream Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Let’s go behind the scenes at Adventures of a Hungry Redhead.  I am a Type A personality (or an ISFJ if you know the MBTI indicators), so I like to plan and organize. My blog posts for the month are already set. They’re not all written out, but the topics are mapped out.

Monday was supposed to be about Cappuccino and Cream Cookies from my new cookbook The Daily Cookie – the one I recommended in my holiday gift guide – but those did not go according to plan. They were strangely flat and stick to your teeth chewy. The flavor was good, but the texture was not. Little did I know The Daily Cookie comes with tech support. I emailed Anna (The Cookie Madness goddess) and reported the issue. In less than 24 hours, I had a troubleshooting guide in my inbox as Anna attempted to recreate and solve the problem all the way in Austin.

We narrowed it down to two likely suspects: baking powder and parchment paper. Continue reading

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