Chinese beef noodle soup is one of my favorite chinese dishes. The rich, steaming beef broth, tender pieces of meat, and soft noodles make a hearty and comforting meal.

I’ve had several bad beef noodle soups lately, so I’ve been determined to make my own. I made a big batch yesterday so that I could enjoy it for the next few days.

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.