The mint within

Mint chocolate cupcakes we already loved have gotten even better because they’re now filled with more mint! These glorious treats from Rubicon Bakers used to have a rich chocolate center, but Mama and I were pleased to discover the delicious change. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the mint within—with Mama. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please…

Extra minty ice cream

We recently discovered that our local liquid nitrogen ice cream makers are happy to create custom pints for us at no extra charge. Mama and I picked up one of our favorites today — extra minty brownie (white mint, not green). The super strong mint is a glorious with the homemade brownie bits. A phenomenal…

Mama’s new candy crush

Mama and I fell in love with Lindt Lindor Peppermint Truffles a few years ago after a sample lady at Costco insisted we add one to a cup of hot chocolate. Minds blown! I found this giant version a while back and brought it home because I knew Mama would find it hilarious. After enjoying…

Growing chocolate mint

Mama and I both adore chocolate mint — in any and all forms. But tonight, we picked out a new chocolate mint plant for our herb garden! Chocolate mint leaves make wonderful tea. It smells so good that I’m also considering infusing it into something — vodka or a simple syrup, perhaps. If you’ve got…

And the winner is…

Mama and I are both deeply obsessed with anything chocolate mint. I think it’s because she craved mint chip ice cream when she was pregnant with me, but neither of us can get enough and we love trying new varieties. Some years ago, Mama and I conducted our own Peppermint Ice Cream Wars. This time,…

Magical mint chocolate cupcakes

We are mint chocolate addicts — and so our dear friend and chef/artist/extraordinaire Lisa tested out several batches until she came up with these incredible mint chocolate cupcakes for our big celebration this weekend. The frosting is light, creamy and super minty with a lovely shaving of chocolate on top. The cupcake pairs perfectly, airy…

Late night brownies 

Tonight I found myself needing something good to write about and craving a warm brownie. So… two birds, one stone. I mixed up my favorite brownie mix and added peppermint extract. A short while later, the house started to smell of warm baking chocolate and I had a glorious pan of peppermint fudge brownies. Today’s #OneGoodThing is…