Almond joy inspired coffee

Coconut, chocolate, and almonds are combined to create a brilliant coffee treat inspired by the famous candy bar. The candy, which has been around since the 1940s, is often debated -- love it or hate it, there is no in between. Of course, as the famous commercial jingle tells us "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't" -- if you would prefer a Mounds inspired drink, just leave out the almonds and follow the directions as listed below. Either way, you cant go wrong with this luscious candy bar inspired coffee treat. Enjoy!

The Nutty Irishman coffee cocktail

Hazelnut, Irish Cream, whiskey, and coffee - what a wonderful combination, ready made for beating the chill of winter! We are getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit a little early with the Queen's take on a classic cocktail - The Nutty Irishman. Enjoy!

5 coffee-with-chocolate recipes to make your mouth water

Love a little chocolate in your coffee (who doesn't!)? Here are five delectable Valentine's Day ready chocolate coffee masterpieces that will make both your eyes and your mouth water. From a healthy red velvet latte to a sexy chocolate cherry mocha to a rich mocha soda float, these five treats are not only pretty, they are year-round, top-spot drink contenders.

Beef stew in a coffee-red wine sauce

Nothing is quite as comforting as a hot savory stew on a frosty winter's day. This one pot recipe brings a depth and earthiness to the classic via the inclusion of coffee. Delicious and easy to prepare, this stew can be served alone, on a bed of noodles, or with some fresh crusty bread. The recipe yields enough to share, but feel free to save the leftovers for multiple servings as the flavors will continue to develop and improve over time. With a recipe this delicious, who could blame you? Enjoy!

Triple chocolate latte

Looking for the perfect Valentine's day latte? Combining coffee with cocoa powder, sweet dark chocolate milk, deliciously decadent chocolate whipped cream, and rich luscious chocolate shavings is the perfect way to satisfy your sweeties sweet tooth and coffee craving at the same time. Enjoy!

Coffee Coquito

Sometimes referred to as Puerto Rican Eggnog, the Coquito is a holiday favorite savored by people of all cultures. This recipe offers a twist on the classic with the inclusion of coffee. Adding coffee, coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the sugar cane based spiced rum, results in a holiday ready treat designed to invigorate and excite every palate. Enjoy, but be careful it packs a surprising punch!

Bushwacker inspired espresso rumtini

The Bushwacker cocktail, named after a bar patron's constant canine companion, originated in the 1970's in the Virgin Islands. It was brought stateside and continued rising in popularity at beach-side bars in Florida, eventually being bottled and sold at liquor stores. While the recipe has morphed and grown on its journey towards popularization, the delicious mix of coconut, chocolate, and rum has remained at its tasty core. I have deconstructed and re-imagined this delightful cocktail as a holiday ready espresso rumtini. Enjoy!

Delicious coffee recipes – just in time for the holidays!

I find inspiration for new coffee recipes in many places. Whether experimenting on my own, reading magazines, scouring blogs, or searching the Internet, I am constantly encountering innovative ways to include coffee in baking. In this post I highlight some wonderful recipes encountered on my searches - they all have two things in common: coffee and deliciousness. Enjoy!

Pumpkin coffee swirl bread

The leaves have almost all fallen and sweater weather has arrived. Time to break out the boots and hats and enjoy the sights and smells of the season. Nothing evokes the onset of the holidays to me quite like the smell of pumpkin baking. Add in the joyful noise of family and friends laughing around a holiday table (even a virtual one) and you have the beginning of a most excellent holiday season. This recipe captures those sounds and sights in one joyful, lip smacking-ly good, sweet cold-weather treat. Enjoy!

Coffee spice cake

As the weather gets cooler nothing satisfies quite as much as a warm piece of cake enjoyed with a steaming mug of coffee. Adding mouth-watering, heartwarming spices to the mix will help to heat you up from the inside out. I have adapted a traditional spice cake recipe to do just that. If you sample this cake with your preferred coffee by a roaring fire, the approaching winter may seem a little less frosty. Enjoy!

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