Snow Is Headed Our Way, The Residences at Palmer Square! Stay Warm With These Recipes for Homemade Hot Cocoa!

With snow in the forecast for this weekend, why not treat yourself to a comforting mug of hot cocoa—but not the storebought variety! Instead, try out any of these recipes for homemade hot cocoa, which are guaranteed to keep you warm and cozy, even if the weather outside is frightful!

1) How to Make Hot Chocolate Mix [The Pioneer Woman]
Only three ingredients are needed for this quick and easy recipe from The Pioneer Woman: unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and powdered milk. Whisk the three ingredients together, then combine the mixture with hot water. Bonus: This mix is great for gift-giving, or just keep a jar stashed in your cabinet at The Residences at Palmer Square!

2) Homemade Hot Chocolate [Martha Stewart]
Everyone's favorite domestic diva keeps things simple with her recipe for homemade hot chocolate. Stewart's recipe calls for sugar, cocoa, and salt, all of which are stirred into heated whole milk. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a handful of mini marshmallows for a real wintertime treat!

3) Holiday Hot Chocolate [Food Network]
Don't let the name fool you: This hot cocoa recipe is delicious year-round. Provided by Food Network star Ina Garten, the recipe swaps standard cocoa powder in favor of white chocolate—one whole pound of it! The white chocolate is chopped into small pieces, then melted in a saucepan with heated milk and half-and-half. Orange liqueur and fresh vanilla provide depth of flavor.

Three Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make This Season in Your Kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square

'Tis the season to be—eating cookies! Do you agree, The Residences at Palmer Square? If so, we've listed three super-simple cookie recipes below, all of which are sure to please the palates of you and yours this holiday season. If you give them a try, be sure to tell us which recipe you liked best!

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies []
Only five ingredients—sugar, butter, flour, vanilla, and chocolate chips—are required for this user-submitted recipe from After the ingredients are combined, the dough is rolled into balls, then flattened with a fork. After a short stint in the oven, the cookies are dipped into the melted chocolate chips. We think these would look great sprinkled with red and green sugars.

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark [Betty Crocker]
Short on time this holiday season? This simple and swift recipe takes a shortcut by using premade sugar cookie mix. The dough is shaped on a cookie sheet to form one giant cookie, then topped with melted white chocolate and crushed candy canes. Last is the fun part: breaking apart the cookie to make the cookie "bark"!

Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge [Real Simple]
No holiday season is complete without a nibble of chocolate fudge, and this recipe from Real Simple delivers. Chopped semisweet chocolate, condensed milk, and butter are slowly melted over a double broiler before walnuts are thrown into the mix. Then, the mixture is poured into a glass pan and, when cooled, cut into squares. It's a perfect recipe for gift giving!

Calling All Vegetarians at The Residences at Palmer Square: Try These Meatless Mains This Thanksgiving!

Who says Thanksgiving has to be all about the bird? Chock full of satisfying, savory ingredients (think mushrooms, squash, and protein-rich quinoa) these vegetarian dishes will give that turkey a little competition on Nov. 26. Which one would you consider making, The Residences at Palmer Square?

Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad [Food & Wine]
A filling medley of quinoa, golden raisins, apples, mint, and garlic is stuffed into the cavity of halved, baked squash in this chef-supplied recipe. You can make these up to a day ahead of time; simply reheat and dress with arugula before serving.

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna [Martha Stewart]
For a meatless main that really wows, try this lasagna recipe from Martha Stewart. The domestic diva layers butternut squash puree and a creamy bechamel between sheets of thin noodles, then adds a secret ingredient: amaretti cookies, which deliver a little sweetness to the cheesy, savory casserole.

Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata [Eating Well]
Eggs at Thanksgiving dinner? Why not! This recipe, which is best baked in a cast iron pan, dresses a rich, hearty frittata with creamy goat cheese crumbles and diced red pepper. You can throw it together right before dinnertime, or cook it a day ahead and serve it chilled.

Warm Up With These Recipes for Spiced Apple Cider Mixes at The Residences at Palmer Square

There are more recipes for apple cider than you can even count, but adding spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to the classic fall beverage adds an extra kick that can’t be beat. If you want to experiment with a few new and improved cider recipes this autumn at The Residences at Palmer Square, here are three mix recipes that you might enjoy — and they even make great DIY gifts for the upcoming holiday season!

Spiced Hot Drink Mix Recipe []
This multipurpose mixture can be used in everything from cider to cocoa and even mulled wine, as its blend of spices and sweeteners taste great in just about anything. Simply combine all of the dry ingredients and store them in an air-tight container so that you can easily use them any time you want to make a warm beverage.

Spiced Orange Cider Mix []
By adding the zesty taste of orange to your cider recipe, you can make all of the other flavors taste a bit more intense. This unique mixture combines the usual fall spices with an orange drink mix to create a truly delicious taste.

Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix []
With only four common ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square, this mixture is ideal for last-minute house guests or when you forget to get a gift for a holiday gathering. Best of all, the recipe is accompanied by a free printable that will make the storage jar look a bit more professional.

Too Busy for Breakfast, The Residences at Palmer Square? These Recipes Might Change Your Mind!

Answer truthfully, The Residences at Palmer Square: Are you guilty of skipping breakfast? You're not alone! That's why we're sharing some delicious no-cook breakfast recipes, all of which require minimal prep work and can be made ahead. Translation: Feel free to hit the snooze button because breakfast is already made!

1) Cranberry Muesli
You've likely seen overnight oat recipes on Pinterest, and this recipe follows the same premise. Simply combine rolled oats, yogurt, juice, dried cranberries, and a few other ingredients in a bowl, then allow them to sit, covered, for eight hours in the fridge. When you wake up in the next morning, breakfast will be ready and waiting for you!

2) Chocolate Coconut Date Bars
These energy bars, which can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks, are a sticky-sweet combination of pitted dates, shredded coconut, agave syrup, and cacao powder. The ingredients are blended in the food processor, pressed into a greased baking pan, then sliced to form bars. Easy-peasy!

3) Mocha Banana Breakfast Smoothie
Really pressed for time in the morning? Swig your morning coffee and breakfast smoothie from the same glass! This recipe combines almond milk, bananas, rolled oats, and espresso powder to create a caffeine-enhanced, drinkable breakfast without any fuss.

No-Cook Healthy Breakfast Recipes [EatingWell]
19 No-Cook Breakfasts That Require Zero Stove Time [Bon Appétit]
28 Easy And Healthy Breakfasts You Can Eat On The Go [BuzzFeed]

Three Berry Delicious Recipes to Try Out in Your Kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square

There are few things sweeter about summer than ripe, just-picked berries, but you may get bored with eating them as-is. To keep strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries exciting all season long, try making one (or all) of these summer-ready recipes in your kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square!

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes []
If you’re looking for a quick and simple dessert for an upcoming barbecue or dinner party, you can’t go wrong with strawberry shortcake. The cake is light and fluffy, and once you top it with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, it takes it to an even more delicious level.

Sunshine Fruit Pizza []
Make pizza a little bit lighter by topping it with fresh berries and tart lemon curd. With an equally delicious lemon shortbread crust, this fun pizza is perfect for a dessert or a sweet snack any time of the day.

Raspberry Cobbler []
Whether you’re planning a brunch or you just love a sweet breakfast, this raspberry cobbler is a unique option for your morning meal. Instead of the usual crumbly cobbler crust, a thick, fluffy biscuit makes this cobbler a bit more substantial.

Test Out These Flavorful Brussels Sprouts Recipes in Your Kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square

Compared to, say, chocolate cake, Brussels sprouts likely aren’t what you would consider a tasty treat. But when it comes to good-for-you vegetables, Brussels sprouts pack a major punch of flavor and can be prepared a number of delicious, different ways. Here are just three great ways to prep these nutritious brassicas in your kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts [Food Network]
You can’t go wrong with a recipe from the Barefoot Contessa, and Ina Garten’s roasted Brussels sprouts certainly don’t disappoint. As a bonus, this recipe requires just 10 minutes of prep and three basic ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square.

Salami and Brussels Sprouts [Real Simple]
If you’re not too concerned with counting calories, this salami and Brussels sprouts pizza is a uniquely delicious alternative to your usual takeout pepperoni pie. Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts add a bit of crunch (and a whole lot of nutrients) to each slice, while salty salami and melted mozzarella give it that meaty, cheesy goodness that you love about pizza.

Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts Gratin [Epicurious]
It’s no secret that Brussels sprouts have become quite an elegant, trendy food, and this intricate gratin is yet another classy way to prepare them. With some heavy whipping cream, fresh herbs, and chopped shallots, you can create a side with major flavor for you next dinner party.

Channel Your Inner Parisian in Your Kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square With These Simple Crepe Recipes

Even if you’ve never been to the City of Light, anyone can appreciate the Parisian sophistication of delicious crepes. These thin, pancake-like rolls can be filled with sweet or savory toppings, and they can be eaten for any meal of the day. Here are three great ways to prepare French crepes in your kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square:

Alton Brown’s Crepes [Food Network]
The popular Food Network chef shows you how to make his signature traditional crepes using only five common ingredients. While Brown offers suggestions for both sweet and savory fillings, the possibilities are truly endless.

Martha Stewart’s Simples Crepe Recipe [Martha Stewart]
Martha Stewart’s take on the Parisian favorite takes just 35 minutes to make, and because it serves up to nine people, the recipe is ideal for a family brunch or dinner party with friends. These crepes are so flavorful that they can even be enjoyed completely on their own with just a cup of strong coffee.

Basic Crepes []
This is a reliable, basic crepe recipe that's versatile enough to go with either sweet or savory toppings, but it’s anything but bland. Just be sure to treat the delicate crepes with care, as it takes a light touch to flip them without tearing! Once you’ve cooked a plate filled with thin, warm crepes, roll them up with ham and cheese, a fruit preserve, or even bananas and chocolate sauce.

Creative Ceviche Recipes to Try in Your Kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square Tonight

It's hot out there, The Residences at Palmer Square.

And it's days like today when just the thought of standing in front of a hot stove can make you break out in a sweat. Our suggestion? Take this as an opportunity to test new, summer-friendly recipes! Ceviche, for example, bathes fresh seafood in a marinade of citrus juice to create a bright, flavorful accompaniment to salty tortilla chips or a bed of rice. Best of all, the Peruvian dish requires no cooking at all. Here are three ceviche recipes to try tonight!

Tofu Lime Ceviche [Whole Foods Market]
For those who don't eat meat, this recipe replicates the tastes and textures of seafood ceviche. Cubes of tofu stand in for fish and shrimp, but the recipe retains ceviche's traditional flavors of lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeno. Pair it with a frosty beer—or just a tall glass of iced lime water!

Cauliflower Ceviche [Bake Your Day]
Another meatless ceviche recipe, this recipe allows cauliflower to take center stage. The vegetable soaks up the juices from the marinade, transforming cauliflower florets into flavorful bites of citrus juice and Latin American seasonings. Roasted poblano peppers impart a little spice and depth to the dish.

Ceviche Verde [Paleo Mag Online]
This all-green and -white recipe for ceviche is as lovely to the eyes as it is to the palate! One pound of fresh cubed halibut is tossed with chopped tomatillo, onion, and jalapeno, then refrigerated for one hour. After marinating, cilantro and diced avocado join the party, and the ceviche is spooned into serving dishes. The best part? This ceviche recipe is incredibly easy to make and only requires 15 minutes of prep time.

3 Low-Carb Pasta Dishes to Try Tonight at The Residences at Palmer Square

It's been a while since the Atkins diet fad swept our country, but low-carb eating still maintains a foothold within the health- and diet-minded. Grain-free pasta alternatives, for example, are still trending, especially those that rely on summer squash as a substitute for pasta noodles. These vegetable "noodles" might seem complicated to make, but they only require a fork, peeler, or mandolin to create in your kitchen at The Residences at Palmer Square! Here are three recipes to try tonight:

Smoked Mackerel and Leek Fettuccine
The perfect conclusion to a hot summer day, this dish makes relies on spaghetti squash in favor of traditional pasta noodles. Simply bake the squash, cut it in half lengthwise, then use a fork to scrape the squash into threadlike noodles. The delicate flavor of the noodles is offset by two whole cloves of garlic and smoked mackerel.

Low-Carb Zucchini Pasta
If you're new to the world of squash noodles, this recipe is a good place to start. Using a standard vegetable peeler, create spaghetti-like ribbons from a green (or yellow) zucchini. The noodles are then cooked and topped with marinara sauce; however, some purists prefer to consume their noodles raw.

Pasta alla Bolognese, Paleo Style
This Paleo-friendly take on the Italian cuisine classic is likely to become a staple in your recipe box. Here, spiraled rutabaga is used in place of noodles, while the sauce relies on grass-fed beef to create a flavorful, aromatic treat for the taste buds.