hot chocolate with marshmallows and cinnamon

hogwarts houses & autumn aesthetics

gryffindor. oversized jumpers; roasting marshmallows over a crackling fire; laughing hysterically while pumpkin carving; the smell of cinnamon and baking; playing in puddles with bright gumboots; hair blowing wildly in the wind; cute beanies with pom poms; warm, rosy cheeks; burning your tongue when you sip a hot drink too quickly; early morning runs; worn, flannel shirts; pretending to be a dragon with clouds of warm breath in the cold air

hufflepuff. long, woollen socks; vanilla-scented candles; a warm blanket over your shoulders; jumping into a pile of autumn leaves; fluffy earmuffs; creamy hot chocolate with whipped cream on top; hanging fairylights everywhere; playing with your pet on a warm rug; thick mittens; a warm bath to relax after a long day; the crunching of leaves underfoot; capturing the image of dancing leaves with a vintage camera

ravenclaw. people-watching through foggy windows in cafés; reading a favourite book by candlelight; long, thick scarves; staying up late to play board games; wandering aimlessly under falling leaves; oversized, knitted cardigans; muted sunlight filtered through autumn leaves; late nights binging on netflix; a chilly wind freezing the tip of your nose; scribbling in notebooks under overcast skies; the natural silence of the woods; the dancing tendrils of steam from a mug of hot tea

slytherin. cold and misty mornings; warming your hands on a mug of hot coffee; dark lip colours; the dance of walking barefoot across a cold floor; stylish, long overcoats; falling asleep to the pattering of rain on the window; meandering wooded roads; lace-up leather boots; the flickering of candlelight in the dark; lying on a tartan blanket while listening to music through headphones; burying yourself in soft, warm blankets at the end of the day

It’s December?! 🙀

And to think last week I was surprised it’s Sunday already. Where was I for the last few months?

I’m guessing last week you were all too busy with Thanksgiving and all that since we had only five (I think) top recipes. But you really compensated this week, so - long post ahead! 😅

Interesting and fun stuff

Recipe lists

Food days

Top recipes!

Vanilla Extract Recipe





Zimtsterne (German Cinnamon Star Cookies)


Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta




Salted Dark Chocolate Cookie Butter Cups


The Pizza-Inspired Pot Pie You Absolutely Have to Make

Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

Roasted Potatoes and Kielbasa (One-Pan Recipe)

Impress Your Friends With a Classic French Dessert

no bake brownie batter truffles



Chocolate Christmas Smash Cake

Red Velvet Blossoms

Triple Layer Brownies


Skinny Chocolate Peppermint Quick Bread

Authentic Homemade Indian Chai

hogwarts houses & autumn aesthetics

gryffindor. the crackling of fire; roasted marshmallows; loud laughs; soft pillows; socked feet; burning your tongue while sipping a hot drink too quickly; jumping in coloured piles of leaves; the smell of cinnamon, orange and chocolate; hair blowing wildly in the wind; oversized sweaters; listening to loud music through headphones; baking with friends and laughing hysterically at the mess you create; watching stars from the rooftop; lying on the floor in a moment of deep thought

ravenclaw. watching people through foggy windows in cafes; overthinking; clouds of warm breath in the cold air; the cold crisp of air against your face; cups of hot coffee in the morning; listening to the hammering of the rain against the window, or the roof; wrapping up in soft blankets; silent chuckles; hidden smiles; the sound of pages turning; soft scarves; muttering something under your breath while concentrating; loose ponytails; deep conversations at night; paint in warm colours; tired yawns; falling stars

hufflepuff. messy buns; the sound of crunching leaves under your boots; knotted cardigans; wide smiles; star gazing; deep sighs; soft socks; rosy cheeks; fluffy earmuffs; vanilla scented candles; hanging fairy lights everywhere; warm and long hugs; hot chocolate with marshmallows; pumpkin carving; staying in bed just a little bit longer; flower crowns; sunny mornings; walking around with flowers in your jeans pockets; delighted laughs; capturing the last rays of sun with a vintage camera; intertwined fingers; cuddles

slytherin. cold fingertips; walking through the woods; inhaling the cold air at night; content smiles; the feeling you get when you can finally lay in bed after a shitty day; pressing your forehead against a cold window; combat boots and oversized coats; dark lip colours; the flickering of candle light in the darkness; misty mornings; black tea; leather gloves; deep, husky voices; amused smirks; walking barefoot on a cold, wooden floor; black, wide-brimmed hats and vintage sunglasses 

fall lesbian ask meme 🍂🍁🌰

1. are you a pumpkin pie lesbian or an apple pie lesbian? 

2. are you a harvest moon lesbian or a fall equinox lesbian?

3. are you a pumpkin spice lesbian or a cinnamon sugar lesbian?

4. are you a flannel lesbian or a wool sweater lesbian?

5. are you a combat boots lesbian or a plaid lesbian?

6. are you a hot chocolate with marshmallows lesbian or a hot chocolate without marshmallows lesbian?

7. are you a halloween lesbian or a thanksgiving lesbian?

8. are you a corn maze lesbian or a hayride lesbian?

9. are you a werewolf lesbian or a vampire lesbian?

10. are you a lollipop lesbian or a candy corn lesbian?

11. are you a leaf-raking lesbian or a I’m-jumping-in-a-pile-of-leaves-and-no-one-will-stop-me lesbian?

12. are you a scarf lesbian or a leggings lesbian?

13. are you a witchy lesbian or a mad scientist lesbian?

14. are you an uggs lesbian or a converse lesbian?

15. are you a ghost lesbian or a zombie lesbian? 

16. are you a paper lantern lesbian or a scented candle lesbian?

17. are you an enchanted lesbian or a spellcasting lesbian?

18. are you an aster lesbian or a sunflower lesbian?

19. are you a cozy fireplace lesbian or cuddling beneath the blankets lesbian?

You’re welcome to send me these, even if we’re not mutuals.

Autumn Would you Rather
  • Would you rather:
  • 1. Go apple picking V.S. Go on a hay ride
  • 2. Scary V.S. Sweet
  • 3 Sweaters V.S. Boots
  • 4. Socks V.S. Mittens
  • 5. Bonfires V.S. Football
  • 6. Trick or Treating V.S. Watch Scary movies
  • 7. Apple Pie V.S. Pumpkin Pie
  • 8. Halloween V.S. Thanksgiving
  • 9. Bake Pie V.S. Bake Cookies
  • 10. Rain V.S. Fog
  • 11. Black Cats V.S. Owls
  • 12. Ghosts V.S. Wizards
  • 13. Harry Potter V.S. Halloweentown
  • 14. Go Hiking V.S. Sleep in
  • 15. Cinnamon V.S. Nutmeg
  • 16. Reading V.S. Writing
  • 17. Hot Chocolate V.S. Tea
  • 18. Live in a Cabin In a Forest V.S. Have it be fall 24/7
  • 19. Candy Apples V.S. Caramel Apples
  • 20. Blankets V.S. Pillows
  • 21. Roasted marshmallows V.S. Roasted Chestnuts
  • 22. Coffee V.S. Apple Cider
  • 23. Red Leaves V.S. Orange Leaves
  • 24. Braids V.S. Bows
  • 25. Scented Candles V.S. The Smell of Fresh Baked Goods
  • 26. Carve Pumpkins V.S. Make Pumpkin Pie
  • 27. Pumpkin Spice Lattes V.S. Chai Tea Lattes
  • 28. Coats V.S. Oversized Sweaters
  • 29. Beanies V.S. Berets
  • 30. Candy Corn V.S. Peanut Butter Cups
  • 31. S'mores V.S. Apple Crisp
  • 32. Jump In a Pile of Leaves V.S. Swing on a Tire Swing
  • 33. Corn Maze V.S. Haunted House
  • 34. Bob For Apples V.S. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
  • 35. Whipped Cream on Hot Chocolate V.S. Marshmallows on Hot Chocolate
  • Drop me a couple numbers and then reblog so you can play too!
MONSTA X as things I associate with wintertime
  • Shownu: rolling snowballs to make a snowman, buying pretty wrapping paper, sprinkling cinnamon on top of fresh eggnog, the feeling of new warm mittens, the charity bells ringing in the mall to ask for donations.
  • Wonho: sparkly holiday eyeshadow and red lipstick, finding the perfect Christmas tree, the foam from melted marshmallows in hot chocolate, warm bubble baths, fuzzy sweaters.
  • Minhyuk: sledding down a big hill and feeling your stomach drop, flashing Christmas lights decoration a tree, the sleigh bells in the back of every Christmas song, finally finding the perfect Christmas present, hanging the stockings on the mantle on Christmas Eve.
  • Kihyun: getting holiday cards from family, making the perfect snowball, the cold first lick of a candy cane, how every morning seems to be gray but peaceful, painting your own Christmas cards for friends.
  • Hyungwon: hanging the last ornament in the perfect place, waking up earlier on Christmas morning than any other day, making fresh cinnamon rolls, catching snowflakes on your tongue, old Christmas albums crackling on the record player.
  • Jooheon: the sound fresh snow makes under heavy boots, bundling up in an oversized scarf, the red glow that the cold air gives your nose and cheeks, hanging "emergency mistletoe" in every doorframe, stealing one of Santa's cookies before bed.
  • I.M: someone giving you a present you adore, the smell of snickerdoodles in the oven, the warmth of a fireplace, watching old Christmas movies with your whole family, drawing in the fog on car windows
Saeran + Hot Chocolate

Saeran loves hot cocoa. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is. He loves it. He loves drinking it in the morning for breakfast and at dinner time.

He loves his hot cocoa with mini marshmallows, a mountain of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

The reason he loves hot chocolate so much is because it was one of the first things MC had offered him when he was first settling into the RFA. It reminds him about sweet and warm MC is. Not that he would ever tell them that.

lance is that friend who’s an absolute mess during the holiday season like he refuses to come in when it gets cold because he wants to watch the snow fall and then shuffles in two hours later sniffling and grinning + starts 90% of the snowball fights (hiding behind hunk and/or shiro with no shame whatsoever) + chases people around with sprigs of mistletoe BUT
lance is also inexplicably fascinated by being able to see his breath and it’s impossible for any of them to be mad at him when he’s so happy, I bet if you let him he’d go door-to-door carolling or spend his life savings buying amazing gifts for his friends

⛄ ALSO ⛄

Lance: makes hot chocolate from scratch with actual chocolate (min. 70% cocoa solids) and whole milk and special sugar and like… a pinch of cinnamon that he just eyeballs but is perfect every time, or caramel if he’s able to steal it from pidge because she hoards all of the caramel jealously. adds marshmallows and so much love
Keith: honestly just grabs whatever vaguely chocolate-flavoured mix he can find and adds hot water, could not care less about making it right which is why he ends up drinking 1/3 of Lance’s every damn time

the taste of you

Originally posted by bangts

Its difficult to survive on your own when his love is all you need in your bloodstream. Trust me, the world will taste completely different on your tongue without him.

pairing: taehyung | reader
words: 2k
genre: fluff, angst
summary: taehyung is everything you consume, touch and see. now, without him, you can’t differentiate what is real and what is not.
a/n: was drinking some toffenut latte and i thought of taehyung 

Taehyung is like warm hot chocolate at night, a mixture of cinnamon and toasted marshmallows with a hint of love. He leaves a tangible taste of spice and sweet, a concoction that spreads in your bloodstream like wildfire, like a never ending surge of affection and bliss that you have gotten so used to it since the day he said hello. At night, when the stars flickered against the midnight blue, you would find comfort in his embrace, grateful for the way his arms fit around your figure as the ambience transcends into peace and tranquility as he whispered arbitrary declarations of love that tickled your ears like bedtime lullabies.

While the city of Seoul basked in the chilly air on a mundane Thursday night in the middle of January, where people roamed the streets in thick scarves and cars blare horns and orange streetlamps give colour to the city, you and Taehyung would lounge on the maroon couch of the apartment that oversees the beautiful snow city. Head in the clouds and heart set on blazing fire, there was nothing more than the splendid thought of being in your lover’s arms as you acquire the queer habit of admiring the outside on winter nights.

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Winter things for the signs.

Aries: Snowball fights, ice sculptures, boots, fireplaces, extra blankets, s'mores.

Taurus: Boxes of chocolate, ear muffs, presents, knee socks, Christmas trees.

Gemini: Peaceful snowy nights, sledding down hills, hoodies, frost on windows.

Cancer: Large sweaters, warm tea, Christmas, homemade soups, sweatpants.

Leo: Empty skating rinks, rosy cheeks, comfy scarves, cookie dough, beanies.

Virgo: Turtle neck sweaters, peppermint hot chocolate, good books, gray skies.

Libra: Fuzzy socks, hot chocolate & marshmallows, snow angels, legwarmers.

Scorpio: Gingerbread houses, blizzards, knitted hats, candy canes, ice skating.

Sagittarius: Slippers, staying in pj’s all day, bubble baths, snow in street lights.

Capricorn: Knitted hats, snow globes, cinnamon rolls, Santa’s hat, New Years.

Aquarius: Cold/crispy air, seeing your breath, the sound of stepping on snow.

Pisces: The first snowfall, Christmas songs, fairy lights, snowy hair, hot fondue.


Bitty’s boyfriend is a true connoisseur of the blanket heap. He knows how important it is to layer properly for maximum coziness, and Bitty rewards it.  By the time he’s back with breakfast, Chowder has replaced last night’s sweaty topsheet with a fresh one, shaken out and re-laid the blankets, and moved his pillow stack up to the furthest side of the bed, so there’s room for Bitty to set down the breakfast tray before he climbs in.

Some of the newness and wonder has gone out of snow by the end of January, which makes coziness rituals feel even more important.  It’s all brown and grey and white and slush in Samwell right now, so Bitty made sure to stir the marshmallows into the hot chocolate and start them foaming before he put them on the breakfast tray, put swirls of whipped cream on the waffles with extra care, used powdered sugar instead of cinnamon.  These are the things he can control.  He revels in them, little details like Chowder’s fluffy bathrobe and his faint stubble.

“I think I figured out how Harvard is beating us,” Chowder says, shifting his laptop to make sure Bitty has room when he climbs back into bed.  “This right winger’s working really well with their D-men, I’ve got that play from the third period here.  Just look.”

Chowder takes his hot chocolate as he plays the tape for Bitty, running it through three times before he’s pointed out everything he thinks is important.  Bitty leans against the headboard with the plate of waffles in his lap, watching intently and savouring the warmth of the blueberries in their syrup and the melting coolness of the whipped cream.  He should get Chowder to present his findings to the team, he thinks; not too early to get people noticing his strategic smarts and leadership skills before they vote on a captain for next year, and Chowder’s his favourite to replace him for a lot of very good reasons.

“Okay, just wanted to show you before it all ran out of my head,” Chowder says, closing his laptop and slipping it between the bed and the wall.  He puts his own waffle plate in its place.  “You are too good to me, you know that?”

From over the rim of his hot chocolate Bitty observes, “I am fairly certain that’s not true,” as Chowder attacks the waffles.

This kind of winter morning, the Haus is a bit chill, so Bitty sinks beneath the heap of blankets before Chowder’s done breakfast.  When Chowder does finish, Bitty pokes his arms out to transfer the tray precariously onto the bedside table–yes, he’d be less likely to dump the mess of plates and cups on the ground if he sat up all the way, but then he’d also be exposed to the air even more.  So he settles the tray carefully, then rolls back over in bed–to find his boyfriend lying next to him, vibrating with energy.

For a minute Bitty tries to meet those bright eyes with equal seriousness, like a staring contest, but it doesn’t work; he cracks when Chowder grins, giving way to giggles, and Chowder grins victory and swims onto him to claim a triumphant kiss.

They understand the importance of these things: of blanket heaps, and brunch, of hot chocolate and marshmallows, and lazy morning makeouts.  It’s why they go together so well.

What it would be like to date Kim Miseok (xiumin);

**anonymous asker! thanks for your ask and i hope you like it and sorry for any errors or anything of the sort. (feel free to ask anything, anyone)**

- aeygo, so much aeygo

-has lots of cute animal shirts.
-he’s fearless
-definitely matching couple items

-man bun, serious man bun game

-you get jealous over his flawless hair after he took his hair out of the man bun
-marshmallows are a daily thing, with hot chocolate or your preferred drink.
-sleepovers with luhan
-having dedicated days to watch children’s films with blankets and snacks on the couch.
-he plays with your hair, like braiding it or just touching it.
-passionate and intense kisses
-batting his eyes at you when he wants something or he’s done something to upset you (you love his single lidded eyes)

-major eyeliner game.

-he’s overly excited over the littlest things around you or his members but in public, he’s usually quiet or shy.
-he’s neat.
-helps you with chores even though he has busy schedule.
-surprisingly an amazing cook.
-buys you lots of teddies because he secretly loves them too.
-Polaroids of you two on the wall, pieced together.
-reading together.
-you sit between his legs with your back against him and your head on his chest. He cuddles you with his arms wrapped around you protectively.
-talks in detail about his day and what he did, showing you the new choreography to the new song.
-sings to you (before bed, whenever he wants or when you ask him to)

-eyebrows on point

-winking at you (adorably or sexily)
-he raps to you because it’s his talent that’s rarely used.
-secret sassy side
-sexy dancing
-he loves everything about you and tells you that every day.
-dances to girls kpop music way to well.
- surprises you on a daily basis with flowers or little notes dotted about the house.
-gym sessions together (if you go to gym)
-large family dinners (with exo members)
-body waves/ rolls
-long strolls/ walks (winter sea)
-he lays on his side and cuddles into your side while your head rests on his arm when you go to sleep on a night.
-he loves the little mermaid and always sings the songs with total passion and hand movements.
-gives you a private show of playboy (dance and singing)
-doesn’t act like the oldest member of exo
(For further information of the hot AF cinnamon roll/ bun that is kim minseok please watch this link, it pretty much explains everything.)

Voltron Characters as Drinks

Shiro: A tall glass of water. Everyone likes water, everyone needs water, and it quenches your thirst. And water’s clear, so it has nothing to hide, right? riGHT???

Hunk: Hot chocolate with extra marshmallows. The good kind too, made with milk instead of water. So warm and comforting and yum!

Pidge: Looks like sweet iced tea, but is actually the bitter kind without sugar. Because Pidge looks all sweet and innocent but they’re totally a troll.

Keith: Something labelled as super spicy and you’re sure it’s fireball or some other alcoholic drink but nope! It actually tastes like cinnamon hearts, like there’s a hint of sweetness to it? What happened?? Everyone is confused

Lance: Beer. One of those cheep summer beers that’s like low alcohol so it barely counts. But it’s also one with a refreshing flavor so it’s great for summer at the beach. The rest of the time, not so much.

Allura: Super fancy super delicious super expensive wine that you will never be good enough to drink. Even the bottle is too pure for you to look upon

Coran: Veggie juice. Really good for you, lots of colour, only wants what’s best for you. But the taste…takes some getting used to. Eventually, though, you can’t help but love it.

Zarkon: Battery acid

Haggar: Poison. Will kill you just as dead as the battery acid, but is more subtle about it.

tastes i associate with the signs
  • aries: raspberry, spearmint, gingersnaps
  • taurus: coffee cake, ice cream sundaes, maple syrup
  • gemini: salt
  • cancer: hot cider, chicken noodle soup, cookie dough
  • leo: chardonnay, red velvet, honey
  • virgo: fortune cookies, tangerines, white chocolate
  • libra: snickerdoodles, salted caramel, salt water taffy
  • scorpio: pomegranate, ginger, lemonade
  • sagittarius: cinnamon, lemon-lime soda, s'mores
  • capricorn: red wine, dark chocolate, pumpkin muffins
  • aquarius: blue raspberry, cotton candy, bubble tea
  • pisces: candy necklaces, marshmallows, peanut butter