Make these Chocolate Earl Grey Tea Truffles if you:
want to bring someone a nice treat
don’t have much time
want to be mesmerized by the beauty of melted chocolate
want to make something different this year
love Earl Grey Tea
want to make someone happy
want to eat a whole batch of truffles and not share any
love recipes that have 4 ingredients
They’ve got a hint of tea in them and the shortbread cookie crumbs on the outside add a nice buttery crunch. Save a few for your freezer and bring them on out during your afternoon tea. I mean…that’s what I’m gonna do with my leftovers. You do you.
Living in the house I grew up in means that at times, completely out of nowhere, I’ll randomly have memories (good and bad) trickle through into my everyday life.
The holidays trigger so many memories while I’m decorating our house.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandparents. I wish I could ask them a whole bunch of things. Questions that I only know to ask because I have more perspective in my life. Like…grown up conversations! I’d ask my grandpa what he liked to take pictures of on his Rolleiflex he gifted me. I wish more than anything that I could see my other grandpa watch Cooper play baseball. But they are gone and here we are.
This year I teamed up with Pier 1 again for my holiday decor. I used some of the items from last year, a few new pieces and a couple of meaningful little trinkets to honor my family who is no longer with us.
My grandpa used to dress up as Santa and sit on this fireplace (I was always terrified of Santa) with us kids hanging off of him.
I’ll have to dig up a picture. 80s fashions are unbelievable.
Both of my grandpa’s first names start with A.
Andrew and Armand.
I cut fresh clippings from our trees outside for the mantle.
Dust off your punch bowl, we’re making Holiday Rum Punch for a crowd!
This punch is inspired by one of the drinks I had on my trip to Jamaica for the Click Retreat last month. It’s totally tropical but deceptively holiday-ish with the orange and the cranberry garnishes. If you make this at a holiday party people will be like…oooooh and then ahhhhhhhh.
Mixed with this:
A hint of:
and a side of this:
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After this holiday season, we all could use one!
This punch is a real crowd pleaser with rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, ginger beer and sparkling water. If you want to serve this during warmer times, just garnish with maraschino cherries instead of cranberries.