The queen’s coffee lemonade

The Arnold Palmer (half iced tea - half lemonade) is a much-treasured summertime drink. Not as well known, but equally delicious -- the coffee lemonade. Lemon in my coffee, you may ask? The answer is yes! Lemon adds some natural sweetness and brightness to your cup while lessening any bitterness. Additionally, studies show many health benefits associated with adding lemon to your morning routine. Lemon, a natural detoxifier, can help with digestion, help to remove bloat and work as a fat burning supplement. What follows is a take on the classic Portuguese Mazagran -- a great way to introduce lemon into your coffee.

Iced rhubarb pie latte

Rhubarb season is here and I, for one am enamored of that slightly tart, super sweet vegetable. Coveted for its delicious contribution to pies worldwide, rhubarb is also a great health booster. High in both vitamins K and C, and rich in beta-carotenes the rhubarb is one healthy addition to your diet! Today I prepared a sweet iced rhubarb pie latte. I suggest sipping this slowly in the garden on a hot summer day. Enjoy!

Coffee cream pie

People who know me can attest to the fact that I am more likely to be computing with ∏ than creating a pie. Recently, however, I was inspired to try my hand at the latter. Here is my take on a coffee cream pie -- including a homemade chocolate coffee crust, and whipped cream topping. Enjoy!

A Royal Storm – A Coffee & Cocktails with Cindy short

"It was a dark and stormy night" - Washington Irving While this much-used phrase is often referred to as clichéd, the cocktail carrying its name is far from hackneyed! This beautiful drink is similar to a traditional Dark & Stormy. My version, of course, puts a twist on the classic by incorporating coffee. Enjoy!

Turmeric latte

Did you know that turmeric, that lovely, aromatic, golden spice provides many of the same health benefits¹ of coffee? Combining these ingredients creates both a healthy and delicious latte. Best of all, it is easy to make and done in minutes. Enjoy!

Orange spice coffee

If you love a sweet, spicy and zesty cup, this homemade orange spice coffee is sure to become a regular addition to your coffee routine. Best of all, It is an easy recipe that delivers maximum impact. Enjoy!

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!

Sweet banana coffee

I love having a banana with my morning coffee. I never considered combining the banana with the coffee until now. The result is a uniquely delicious, sweet cappuccino style latte combining homemade banana syrup, coffee, and frothed milk.

Spicy espresso chocolate brownies

The combination of a brownie and a cup of coffee is delectable. How can you improve on a classic, you ask? Adding espresso powder to the mix will intensify the chocolate flavor of the brownie. Looking for an added kick? Adding chili and cayenne brings a subtle depth to the finished product. The brownie now tastes like a rich, mouthwatering chocolate bite of heaven, with a kick of something extra. Want even more flavor? Along with this delicious spicy espresso brownie, I have included a chocolate coffee icing to die for. Only one thing left to do. Get baking and enjoy!

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