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5 Treats for a Cozy Winter Weekend

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Happy Friday, friends! Brrrrrr…it’s chilly out there! Don’t know about you, but the cold and windy weather certainly makes it harder to get outside. This weather makes us want to curl up and hibernate. Are you with us?

We’re guessing you are, so we’re sharing 5 of our favorite treats to enjoy on cozy winter weekends, for a little something extra special:

1. The Blizzard Cocktail

Yep, we’re starting off with the hard stuff. The Blizzard Cocktail is a combination of coffee, whiskey, and liqueurs (hello hazelnut and Irish cream) topped off with whipped cream. Does it get any better than that? Maybe this weekend it’s a Sunday Funday in PJs at your house? Click here for the recipe.

2. Gourmet Popcorn

Did you ever realize how many ways there are to make popcorn? Sweet, savory, candy coated or taco flavored, we have a round-up of 10 delicious gourmet popcorn recipes for you. Or, get creative and invent your own. But if you do, be sure to share the recipe with us!

3. Homemade Donuts

Why not make donuts at home and not even leave the house? The best part is you get to eat your donut straight out of the oven, still warm. Want some easy inspiration? Click here for our list of classic and creative donut recipes. Yummy!

4. Vanilla Chai Tea Latte

A nice piping hot cup of tea is so soothing when it’s cold and making it a vanilla chai is even better. Here’s a great recipe for a real chai latte with the spices and all. It’s a little extra effort to make from scratch, but so worth it.  Want more caffeine? Throw in a shot or two of espresso as they suggest for a “dirty chai”.

5. Hot Cocoa Cookies

Gotta have your chocolate fix? These chewy chocolate hot cocoa cookies (with a marshmallow inside!) will hit the spot for your weekend treat.

Add your flannels and fuzzy slippers, and you’re set for a cozy winter weekend!

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How to Make Homemade Donuts

There’s nothing quite like a warm donut right from the oven.  And, if you can eat and enjoy your delicious treat in the cozy comfort of your home –  and PJs –  all the better, right?

We think so – that’s why we are fans of making donuts at home! Mmmmmmm…

And the cool thing is your possibilities are endless…cinnamon and sugar, jelly, glazed, chocolate, the list goes on…

Check out these tasty donut recipes for inspiration…enjoy!

The Classics

Classic Glazed Donuts

Boston Cream Donuts

Chocolate Frosted Donuts

Baked Cinnamon & Sugar Donuts

Powdered Sugar Donut Holes

Glazed Chocolate Donuts

Creative Flavors

Coconut Donuts

Coffee-Glazed Donuts

S’mores Donuts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Glazed Donuts

Coffee Cake Donuts

Cookie Dough Donuts

Cream Puff Donuts

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Popcorn & PJs

We talk a lot about pajama food around here – basically the foods we love to enjoy while hanging around in our PJs after a long day at work, during one of our Pajama Days, movie nights, etc.

And popcorn is no exception!  So today we’re sharing our very favorite recipes for delicious popcorn.   Enjoy!

1. Coconut Oil Popcorn – So simple and healthy and it tastes so delicious, it will be come your go-to recipe!  You don’t even need butter.

2. Cake Batter Popcorn – This is a great one if you’re craving sweet and crunchy!

3. Sriracha Popcorn – A spicy option…

4. Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn – Sweet & yummy!

5. Garlic Rosemary Popcorn – Buttery & fresh.

6. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn – This one is surprisingly easy to make!

7. Potato Chip Pretzel Caramel Corn – Heavenly…

8. Red Hot Popcorn – Love red hot candies?  You’ll love this one!

9. Taco Popcorn – Healthy with lots of flavor.

10. Cookies & Cream Popcorn – Have your Oreos and your popcorn too!

Have a favorite popcorn recipe of your own?  Share with us below!

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Pajama Food: Eggs

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty serious about the things we do in our pajamas around here! And a delicious breakfast is no exception. After all, who doesn’t want to lounge around in their cozy PJs and enjoy yummy food, right?

We’ve talked about waffles and donuts and pancakes before. But today is all about tasty, savory eggs! Yum.  We’ve pulled together some of our favorites for our fellow pajama wearing, food loving, friends…

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast // Crazy Adventures in Parenting

Southern Fried Eggs Over Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy // Martha Stewart

Huevos Rancheros // Real Simple

Eggs Florentine Casserole // Pioneer Woman

Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Potatoes // Food & Wine

Farm Fresh Quiche // Taste of Home

Breakfast Burrito // Food TV

Croque-Madame // Epicurious  (I can never get enough of these!)

Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Cheddar & Rosemary // Bran Appetit

And, if you’re worried you don’t have just the right PJs for your egg breakfast, don’t fret, we’ve got you covered:

David & Goliath

“Shakin’ Bacon” Pajama Pant

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Pajama Food: Comfort Food

After a long day…maybe a particularly chilly day or a rough day at the office… sometimes all you want to do is get in your PJs and enjoy something really delicious.  Warm, hearty, stick-to-your ribs comfort food has a way of making all your cares fall away.

Here’s our round-up of yummy pajama-worthy recipes we’ll be indulging in this fall…dive in!

Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons from Damn Delicious

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese from The Recipe Rebel

Chicken Noodle Soup from Tyler Florence

Pot Pie from The Pioneer Woman

Loaded Shepherd’s Pie from The Midnight Baker

Perfect Macaroni & Cheese from Martha Stewart

Sausage and Lentil Soup from My Baking Addiction

Shrimp and Grits from Bobby Flay

Or what about breakfast for dinner? We’ve got you covered here and here.

What is your go-to comfort food?  Share with us in the comments below!

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Pajama Food: Waffles

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – John Gunther

What’s a lazy PJ-clad Saturday or Sunday morning without a delicious and leisurely breakfast, right?

Cue up the coffee pot and heat up the syrup…today we’re talking waffles!  Waffles are so tasty with their crisp outside and chewy inside and nooks and crannies filled with syrup…fruit…butter…chocolate…whatever you love!  Is your mouth watering yet?

We’ve rounded up some awesome recipes to share with you!

Banana Bread Waffles from Mother Thyme

Belgian Cookie Dough Waffles from Dine & Dish

Dark Chocolate Waffles from I Bake He Shoots

Maple Bacon Waffles from Ashlee Marie

Churro Waffles from Chica Chocolatina

Vanilla Bean Blueberry Waffles by Something Swanky

Craving savory?  Joy the Baker has taken waffles to the next level with her Mashed Potato, Cheddar and Chive Waffles…perfect for a pajama movie night! Yum…

What’s your favorite way to eat waffles?  Tell us all about it in the comments below.

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Pajama Food: Donuts

Donuts definitely fall in the category of yummy pajama foods!  There are so may varieties and who can resist a glazed or jelly filled delight with a delicious cup of coffee?  There’s no denying that they’re typically high in sugar, fat, and calories, but this doesn’t mean you can’t indulge every now and again, right?!

Go Local

Independent donut shops have popped up quite a bit in the last few years, and chances are you have a local donut place near you, so scout them out.  And, if you’re travelling, check out Travel + Leisure’s list of America’s Best Donuts for donut shops to visit in several cities!

Make Your Own

There are tons of creative and delicious donut recipes out there as well, so why not try your hand at a homemade batch!  Here are some great recipes…

Classic Glazed Donuts from Epicurious

Cookies ‘N Cream Donuts from Shugary Sweets

Donut Holes from Tablespoon

Vanilla Creme-Filled Donuts from Brown Eyed Baker

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Donuts from A Kitchen Addiction

Triple Chocolate Donuts from Style Me Pretty

Take the Krispy Kreme Challenge

If you’ve never heard of it, the Krispy Kreme Challenge is an annual charity race that takes place in Raleigh, NC, that started as a dare between a few NC State students.  It soon got national coverage with people coming in from all over the country.  As they say, the challenge “epitomizes the test of physical fitness and gastrointestinal fortitude”.  Its a 5 mile run, but halfway through participants are challenged to eat a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, and then run the rest of the race.  Now that’s a challenge!

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Pajama Treats!

by Becky Boyd, The Pajama Company Editor

Whether you are having an official Pajama Day, or you’re enjoying an evening lounging in your PJs, the right food is a MUST.  Of course, pancakes, waffles, and eggs are a natural fit for the pajama inclined.  But this time we’re talking super yummy stuff – comfort food, favorite snacks, and delicious desserts!

What else goes with comfy pajamas, chilling out, and a great movie (or maybe even a binge of a your favorite show), right?!

Well, we’ve got your round up for the perfect PJ splurge foods below.  Spoiler alert: if you’re on a diet and you don’t want to be tempted to cheat, you will want to stop reading right about now!

Nachos – This is my personal favorite food ever. If I had to live in my PJs eating nachos for the rest of my life, it would be ok by me. Some of my favorite recipes are here, here, and here. And just in case you need some extra queso, here you go.  It’s a staple!

Popcorn – It’s really easy to make really great popcorn at home, and I say forgo the microwave for the best popcorn.  Just take some popcorn kernels and a medium pan with a lid and follow the directions on the popcorn bag.  The best part is that you can season it any way you like it -as much or as little butter and salt as you like.  Here are a few awesome popcorn topping ideas.

Snack Mix – To me snack mix is the perfect combo of salty and sweet.  This one – Ooey Gooey Cereal Crunch Mix – will knock your socks off!

Brownies – If you’re not a baker, of course you can always pick some brownies at the local store or sweet shop. But if you’re ready to make a homemade batch this is your must try recipe: Salted Caramel Brownies. THE BEST. Just a little warning, don’t make if you’re home all alone!

Sundaes – I love ice cream sundaes because you can make them any way you want.  Here are some great ideas: Ice Cream Sundaes 3 Ways.  Ummmmmm…

Milkshakes – So easy to make!  You can make a milkshake by simply blending milk and ice cream together in your blender, and then adding in other  flavors, chocolate syrup, strawberries, you name it.  If you want to get more creative, here are 12 milkshake recipes. Yum!

Smores – You don’t even need a campfire, you can actually make this gooey treat right in your kitchen! Check out this recipe for Indoor Smores.

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