3 hot chocolate recipes, 88 winter recipes - and our Montclair pop-up shop continues....!
Welp, it’s a new year, baby! And in addition to holiday hangovers and resolutions, around here that also means lots of exciting things are going on:
1) Our pop-up shop continues! We opened in mid-November and the original plan was to stay through the end of December. But the landlord hasn’t sold the space yet, and it’s been such a success that we’re staying on! For how long? Who knows! For now we’ve been told it’s a month-to-month basis - so the bottom line for you is that you can still find us in the historic Hampton House building in downtown Montclair (467 Bloomfield Ave.) And I’ll let you know when and if anything changes.
2) Time for some Winter Recipes, right? I’ve pulled together 88 recipes for wintertime cooking to keep your oven and stove humming, keep you warm and give you plenty of cooking projects for those days when you don’t feel like shoveling out the driveway.
3) It’s hot chocolate time. (Should this have been #1?) This week I’m sharing 3 recipes, plus a How to Make Mexican Hot Chocolate post to with all the background: ingredients, shopping tips, how-tos and more.
Hot chocolate sweetened with Mexican piloncillo sugar and spiked with Ceylon cinnamon to evoke Mexican champurado, the classic chocolate atole beverage.
A frothy cup-full of ancient ingredients and traditions, made “from scratch” in this recipe with easy-to-find ingredients from any grocery store.
How to make Mexican hot chocolate from disks of store-bought Mexican chocolate.
Winter Recipe Collection
Fave Cozy Winter Recipes
A classic Italian lasagna, made with red wine Bolognese sauce and Parmesan bechamel, with a touch of pecorino Romano and parsley.
Possibly one of the world's best comfort foods.
Um, the best tomato soup. Ever. (And simple, too.)
Ground beef and Swiss chard simmered together in beer, then combined with gruyere cheese in a casserole topped with breadcrumbs and more cheese.
From my adventurous kitchen to yours,