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Chocolate Coffee Whoopie Pies

Coffee Whoopie Pies

Coffee and chocolate together is usually described as mocha, an even blending of both elements to create a flavor that has plenty of both coffee and chocolate. These Chocolate Coffee Whoopie Pies have chocolate cookies sandwiching a coffee-infused filling, but unlike most “mocha” desserts, these two flavors stand out very independently on their own. This is because the coffee filling has a lot of coffee ... Read More »

Coconut Mocha

Homemade Coconut Mocha Coffee Drink

Chocolate and coconut is one of my favorite combinations – after chocolate and coffee, of course. Starbucks and other coffee chains tend to put coconut on their spring and summer menus, when consumers are in the mood for a cold beverage with a tropical flair. While I enjoy coconut mocha frappuccinos, I also enjoy hot coconut mochas. Fortunately, they’re easy to make at home, so ... Read More »

What is chicory?

Cafe du Monde Coffee with Chicory

Chicory is a root that can be roasted, ground and brewed like coffee and, in some parts of the world, is combined with coffee to make a unique breakfast beverage. In the US, New Orleans is a city that is known for the combination of coffee and chicory, but that pairing traces back to the city’s French roots. Chicory came into popular usage in France ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

Pumpkin spice lattes are so popular during the fall – whether you are drinking them at Starbucks or one of the many other coffee shops that offers a similar flavor – that, for many, their appearance on menu boards is what officially kicks off the season. As a pumpkin pie fan, I do enjoy the drinks and, this year, I made my own Pumpkin Spice ... Read More »

Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha

Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha

Pumpkin spice lattes get a lot of press during the fall. As a liquid stand-in for pumpkin pie, it is not surprising that they get so much press! That said, adding pumpkin-flavoring to a beverage isn’t the only way to warm it up for fall. This Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha is a very easy-to-make drink that is sure to satisfy your seasonal drink cravings. The ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

I drink hot coffee all year round, but even a coffee-lover like myself doesn’t feel like drinking a steaming cup of coffee on a muggy summer day. When it is hot out, I reach for iced coffee instead of the hot stuff. The latest trend in cold coffee drinks is cold brewed coffee. While the technique requires a little bit of patience, the results are ... Read More »

Coffee-Swirl Cheesecake

Coffee-Swirl Cheesecake

Coffee and cream is a classic combination – a combination that usually comes in liquid form. Instead of whipping up a hot beverage, I took a cooler route and made a Coffee-Swirl Cheesecake. The cheesecake features a swirl of two different cheesecake batters: vanilla and coffee. The vanilla batter is flavored with vanilla extract and has all the tangy goodness of a traditional cheesecake. The ... Read More »

Almond Coffee Shortbread

Almond Coffee Cinnamon Shortbread

Shortbread cookies are one of my favorite coffee pairings. The buttery cookies are a good match for just about all kinds of coffee, whether you prefer a light, citrusy roast or a dark chocolaty one. Most of the time – at coffee shops, in particular – plain shortbread cookies are the only kind that is available. When I worked on this recipe for Almond Coffee ... Read More »

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