Coffee banana smoothie

Why not start your morning with a delicious banana smoothie? What could make that even better? Try adding your favorite caffeine packed beverage - now that's what I call a terrific start to a brilliant day! Looking for a new after-dinner treat? Garnish your smoothie with some whipped cream and chocolate - what a great ending to a fantastic day! Either way, you can't go wrong with this recipe. Enjoy!

Sandwich cookie coffee milkshake

"Sometimes me think, “What is Friend?” Then me say, “Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.” -- The Cookie Monster Is there anything more comforting then cookies and milk? How about cookies, coffee, and milk? This scrumptious cookie coffee milkshake combines all three! It is the perfect treat to cool you off as... Continue Reading →

Homemade coffee ice cream

Not long ago I heard about a dinner-party game where the end result was some delicious homemade ice cream. The rules resembled a culinary version of the childhood game "Just Keep it Up". The ingredients for homemade ice cream were sealed in a small ziplock bag which was then placed inside a larger bag filled... Continue Reading →

Coffee cannoli

Ah, the cannoli; whether you love to fill them with ricotta, mascarpone or sheep's milk this traditional Italian dessert is always a favorite. Cannolo translates from the Italian as "little tube". Though many variations of the classic recipe exist, here I fill my little tubes with cinnamon-spice-coffee ricotta. The air-fried shells are light and flaky. The finished product is decidedly decadent. Enjoy!

Coffee kissed cheesecake

Technically a pie, the cheesecake has evolved over time. The origins may go as far back as ancient Greece. Variations of the classic recipe have traversed oceans gaining and losing many ingredients along its route. European style cheesecake may use ricotta cheese or mozzarella. For me, a former Brooklynite, cream cheese is the way to go. Here is a lovely cheesecake recipe, adding coffee to the classic mix. Enjoy!

Chocolate espresso ganache

The ganache, first seen in Paris at Maison Siraudin in the 1800s, is a lovely rich chocolate-cream combination, which depending on its thickness can be used in many ways. It may be served as a sauce, as a mousse, as a filling, rolled into truffles, or as a decadent icing. It is believed that the... Continue Reading →

Coffee-kat-shake

Call it a guilty pleasure, tell me it is for kids, I don't care. For me, there is nothing like the taste of a KitKat bar! I have been forced, once or twice, because of a demanding schedule, to pull a snack from a vending machine. I am unashamed to admit that if available, my hard-earned quarters go directly to A37 (that is where the KitKat bar was located at my previous job.) This recipe combines the flavors of that wonderful snack with coffee, and ice cream resulting in one of the most delicious milkshakes I have ever encountered! Enjoy, and try not to hum that jingle. I dare you!

Strawberry coffee surprise

Juicy, succulent strawberries layered with home-made syrup, covered with luscious vanilla ice cream and topped off with steaming espresso. This delicious dessert, inspired by the fresh fruit at my local market is sure to get your taste buds tingling!

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