Trader Joe’s December Fearless Flyer came out recently and of course I had to make my way over to try out their newest featured items. Here is what I ended up getting:

Triple Ginger Brew

If you enjoy your ginger ale with an extra ginger kick, this is for you. I loved how much ginger flavor is packed in here. It really burns as you are swallowing! I love the packaging too. Despite the appearance, it’s not beer. It’s a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage with a lot of ginger added to it.

Macarons des Fetes

I enjoy the macarons at Trader Joe’s. They are cheaper than the ones sold at bakeries and have a decent flavor and texture. I especially like eating them straight out of the freezer. If you wait until they completely thaw, the shells are a bit too soft for my liking. For the holidays, they created a box with flavors like gingerbread and pear cinnamon.

Today I’m sharing with you this decadent, no-bake, double layer chocolate Oreo cheesecake. I’m also hosting one last big giveaway before the holidays: a $110 gift card to Vons/Safeway!

It’s been awhile since I made a fully decorated cake, so I’m pretty excited with how this one turned out. It’s so creamy that it looks like an ice cream cake. I really love the that it’s two layers. The first layer is a creamy chocolate cheesecake. The second layer is an Oreo/cookies and cream cheesecake. Are you hungry yet?

No eggs, no baking, this is pretty easy to put together. And you can store it in the fridge or freezer until it’s ready for its debut.

I learned a new phrase today: Parson Brown. As in Parson Brown from the Winter Wonderland song. I’ve always guessed that Parson was some kind of minister of sorts, but I wasn’t sure if Parson Brown was a specific minister that really existed or some sort of commonly used phrase.

Trinitea recently opened a location in Hillcrest. The boba tea cafe has another location in San Carlos, which I have not visited before.

We randomly stumbled upon the new store when we saw their soft opening signs advertising 50% off all drinks (which ended 12/13). I was intrigued by a boba tea cafe in Hillcrest and Mr. K is obsessed with milk tea drinks, so we went to check it out.

In addition to the usual flavored teas, milk teas and ice slushes, they also offer a holiday drink list.

Pumpkin Milk Tea and Hot Taro Tea