Recently, a representative of Starbucks contacted me to see if I wanted to try some samples of their new line of naturally flavored coffees, Starbucks Natural Fusions, and host a giveaway for my readers.

Since I love coffee and doing giveaways for my readers, I immediately agreed. About a week later, my package arrived.

I had been expecting some small individual samples, but instead I got three full sized bags of ground coffee. The coffee flavors I received are vanilla, caramel and cinnamon.

What makes this new line of coffees different is that Starbucks uses natural ingredients ground into the coffee to create the different flavors rather than using artificial flavoring.

I love popovers and have tried several recipes on this blog already. The other day I saw a recipe for Hot Chocolate Popovers. I was really surprised and intrigued. So far all of the popovers I’ve had have been savory. I didn’t even think of making a sweet one.

I ended up not trying the recipe that Joy the Baker used, but I wanted to try making my own chocolate popovers. I took my favorite popover recipe and fiddled around with it.


For the upcoming bake sale, I also made these soft chocolate chip cookies decorated with some swirl chips. Since starting this blog, I’ve tried out many recipes and collected quite a few favorites. I’ve also outgrown a lot of my old favorite recipes with each new experience.

However, I was making these soft chocolate chip cookies even before I started this blog and it’s still my favorite recipe for soft chocolate chip cookies.  So when I was thinking about what to bake for the bake sale, I immediately though of sharing these cookies. These cookies stay soft forever.