November 16, 2016

Between all the shopping and soirees, there's so much to do this season. So we've partnered with author and culinarian, Adrianna Adarme of A Cozy Kitchen, to whip up a foolproof recipe for effortless holiday entertaining. And in the spirit of giving—we're sharing it with you.

Your guests will swoon over these easy-bake butterscotch pumpkin tea cakes. The best part? They'll be ready in under an hour. The worst? There won't be any left over.


Celebrate the season in head-to-toe #modernclassicstyle.

Meet Adrianna: The culinary genius behind the LA-based food blog, A Cozy Kitchen.

My family always cooked and baked. My family in Peru has owned a bakery for over 40 years so it was definitely always around me but I really started cooking regularly shortly after I graduated from college. I was creatively bored at my job and it was a way for me to be creative all on my own. I started cooking a lot at night and on weekends and that's when I thought it would be fun to start a blog!

I find it everywhere! I love making things from my childhood so that means things with Latin influences. My mom is Peruvian and my dad is Colombian; I love making dishes from both of those countries. Lately I've really been adding Mexican ingredients and flavor combinations to my foods, too. I also love making things inspired by what I eat at restaurants. Usually they're a bit more difficult and involved than a normal home-cook would like to make, so I generally try to simplify it, while hopefully still making it feel special and interesting.

I always cook in super comfortable clothes: cut-off shorts and a t-shirt or a cozy sweatshirt and I always listen to music. My favorite is listening to Soulection on Soundcloud because the music is always fun and upbeat and the energy is good for making all the foods!

Real hot chocolate at midnight on Christmas is my all-time favorite! In Peru, it's tradition in my family to make real hot chocolate at midnight, right before going to mass. My mom always made us this type of hot chocolate on Christmas only. It's rich and chocolate-y and decadent—it screams the holidays!

Follow Adrianna as she dishes out the recipes for all her favorite foods.