Cold Brewed Coffee with Sweetened Condensed Milk

Cold Brewed Coffee with Sweetened Condensed Milk | Project Yum

I drink kind of a lot of coffee. Specifically since starting a “normal” office job, I’ve gotten into the habit of drinking 3-4 cups per day. I know this doesn’t qualify me for full-on “coffee addict” status (I think my mom used to drink, like, 8 cups a day), but I definitely take advantage of the unlimited free coffee that working in an office affords. And I’m often the person ordering coffee after dinner – or even with dinner. I’ve never been kept awake by coffee, or gotten jittery from it or anything. I just love the taste.

I was always saying, “I should drink less coffee” and even, at one point, gave up drinking it because Piero convinced me it was really bad for me. (This was several years ago, when I still believed everything he said.) BUT! There’s new research! And it shows that your life expectancy increases when you drink more coffee – maxing out at 4 cups a day and then declining again if you drink any more than that. But 4 cups a day is apparently perfectly acceptable – actually even better than just drinking 1 or 2 cups. I’m gonna live forever…  Continue reading


Brown Sugar Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies | Project Yum

Ok, I figure if I don’t post a recipe for a week and a half, when I finally get around to it, I better have something pretty yummy to offer. Et voilà: Project Yum’s first cookie recipe.

I must admit, I almost never bake cookies. Partly because I inevitably eat all said cookies within 24 hours. And partly because, as I’ve said, I’m really not that much of a baker. If I’m going to spend time in the kitchen, it’s usually for a full meal, not some deliciously frivolous snack that I can’t eat for lunch. Continue reading