Monday, Coffee, and a Cookbook

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I hope everyone celebrated National Coffee Day yesterday! I stopped by Starbucks and picked up a complimentary cup of their new Ethiopia Coffee (My HB is excited about this)! Starbucks coffee development manager describes it as being, “medium-bodied with soft, velvety notes of dark chocolate, subtle hints of peppery spice, and sweet, mandarin-like citrus for a balanced and approachable taste in the cup.” All I know is…it was Mmmmm good! To add a little Autumn flare, I got a shot of pumpkin spice.

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I recently stocked up on some new K-cups when Publix had their BOGO sale. You can never have enough K-Cups! Green Mountain Coffee’s French Vanilla Iced Coffee and Wild Mountain Blueberry are the two I decided on.  I wanted to try something different. I’ve always been a fan of iced coffee, but I usually drink frappuccinos. I’m really excited to try the wild mountain blueberry flavor. Green Mountain Coffee tasting notes described it as, “A celebration of summer, with its sweet flavor of juicy sun-kissed blueberries baked to perfection in a buttery crust.” So there you have it! I know it’s Fall, but we can all use a little summer berry in our lives! And–thanks to a Twitter contest Tw’hosted by Keurig, I won a Cooking With Coffee Cookbook! This time of year I make more baked goods and new recipes, so I can’t wait to delve in and tell you all about them!

Hello December! Coffee Lovers

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What an exciting time of year, especially for coffee lovers! I love flavored coffee so I was super excited when I found out that the Holiday Edition — K-cups (and coffee) were out for the season.

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Took a trip to Bed, Bath, & Beyond and they had the Holiday Edition pack with: Golden French Toast, Spicy Egg Nog, and Gingerbread. I don’t have a favorite just yet, but I can’t wait to try them all. I purchased Pumpkin Spice back before Thanksgiving and I like those! Picking up some Mocha Mint Cappuccino today, because I absolutely love the Peppermint Mocha flavor!

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You can’t forget to pick up your tin of Danish butter cookies during holiday season! I remember these from when I was a little girl. My Gran Gran use to keep these around. I found them last year after not having them for almost two decades and ’bout went into a state of shock! lol

Share with me your favorite holiday coffee or drink!

Happy Holidays!

Santa Came Early!

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It is holiday season — one of my favorite times of the year! Christmas decorations, family time, peppermint bark, egg nog (Evan Williams is my fave), fruit cake, and the list goes on! I know I’ve been an “awful good girl”, but what I did not know is that Santa was going to visit me early! Glad I baked that cake (instead of cookies lol). My hubby surprised me with my very first gift — one of the best gifts ever!!! I am now officially #TeamiPad!!! I absolutely love, love, love it!

imageAnd thank you to my sweet friend, Chevy, for hooking my new baby up with a cool, purple stylus!

Santa didn’t stop there…I decided to suit up and surprise my Mom!

imageSince I (Mrs. Claus) was in the neighborhood, my Mom got her first gift! (She’s gonna get me if she finds out I posted this photo). Her surprise was…

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…a new Keurig!!! I was totally planning on getting her one for Christmas, but since her other coffee pot broke…I decided to go ahead and give it to her. She was ecstatic! Welcome to the wonderful world of K-cups Mom! 

What’s on your holiday wishlist?

Monday Grind…Coffee Time!

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It’s not just Monday, but it’s the Monday after the Magic City Classic Weekend!!! All of my family was in town to join in on the festivities (almost all of them are Alabama State alumni) so you know we had a blast! Post/pics coming soon.

As the struggle continues, it was a MUST that I have coffee. Well I ran across Cameron’s Coffee (Single Serve) at Wal-mart last week. I was a little hesitant about trying them because I wasn’t quite sure if I’d like it or if they would fit in my Keurig. But to my surprise they worked perfectly, taste great (Breakfast Blend), and the K-cups were half the price of most K-cups you find in the stores or online. They also work with other Single Serve brewers.

So happy I found these, so with that being said coffee mugs up! Happy Monday!

Prayers to all of my East Coast Family and Friends and anyone in the line of Hurricane Sandy and these storms. Be Safe!

My Café Escape

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I was a little chilly this morning (and last night) so I decided to take advantage of the Keurig since I don’t know how long this weather will last! I decided to try out one of my new samples I received from Café Escapes via a trivia contest! I won this sample pack about 3 months ago, but I just received them last week. I guess I shouldn’t complain, because they were FREE!

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I already have Café Mocha, which I love! My sample pack included Café Vanilla and Café Caramel. I guess you can see below which one I went with. Very good and the perfect warm-me-upper! Thank you Café Escapes!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!

It’s Monday…Coffee Please!

It’s Monday and the Keurig is calling my name! Monday’s are always the hardest and I need a little BOOST *NeNe voice* to help me get the day started. I’m already counting down to the weekend.

I bought these K-cups a while back at Bed, Bath, and Beyond! I actually got a great deal on them. The Island Coconut is my favorite! I got them all for less than $10 a box. The Café Mocha was on clearance for $6.99 a box! Sweeeet!

Weekend recap

Kept it very low key this weekend. The Essence Music Festival had me wore out…STILL! I enjoyed doing nothing! I did start reading a new book (Kimberla L. Roby’s - Here and Now) and I caught up on some shows.

Saturday & Sunday Marathon Day

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Okay. I’d never heard of this show, The L.A. Complex, but I was watching Fuse and it immediately had my attention. From the first series (marathon) showing to the very last I knew I was hooked! So hooked, I ended up watching it again on Sunday to make sure I didn’t miss anything — because guess what? The new Season Premiere will be on July 17th on the CW! And yes I will be watching!

The official site of The L.A. Complex on The CW. The L.A. Complex is a dramatic look into the lives of six young performers striving for stardom in Hollywood.

So yeah you get the point! Aspiring dancers, actors, music producers, comedians, etc. you name it! I can’t wait for the new season to start!

Seafood Boil Sunday

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Publix had a sale last week on snow crabbies so we took advantage!!! We got enough to enjoy then and for later (thanks to our deep freezer)! We had corn, shrimp, conecuh sausage (the best sausage ever), onions and salad! So good! I love Sunday’s like these!