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!

Vietnamese style coffee

This recipe is a quick and easy play on traditional Vietnamese egg coffee. Often in Vietnam the coffee is quite bitter. Adding egg yolk leads to a clearer, less bitter brew, without any loss of body. When combined with condensed milk the result is a wonderfully aromatic sweet yet mild treat that I found surprisingly delicious!

Chocolate covered coffee cups

Using a chocolate covered waffle cone is a great and easy way to jazz up your dessert coffee. This is a tasty treat that can be used in multiple ways. Fill the cups with coffee for the adults, or ice cream, or pudding for the children. What a crowd pleaser!!! Best of all they are quite easy to make and customize for whomever you are serving!

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