Mother’s Day Dessert Suggestion: Triple Berry Tiramisu ~Let Food Be Thy Medicine

There is a reason Tiramisu means “life me up” 🙂 Triple Berry Tiramisu 2 packages lady fingers 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 8 ounces mascarpone cheese (you can cheat subbing cream cheese if necessary) 1 cup white sugar, divided 1 tbl vanilla 8 oz coffee (think decaf if serving at dinner) 5 tablespoons Chambord […] via…

Cioccolato e Caramello Gelato Affogato

What a big name for such a simple decadent treat! Serve affogato as a dinner aperitif—one won’t spoil your appetite. Or as an after dinner treat in place of dessert.Anytime you wish to experience the harmonious blend of coffee, cream and chocolate. Let your imagination run wild with the additions: Kahlua, chocolate fudge, sprinkles, Frangelico, caramel…

Witches Brew; Give Us a Kiss My Lovely…

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble…” One almost cackles with glee upon simply seeing this steamy Witch’s Brew–a sugar high in liquid form. It’s fun, rich, chocolaty and kissed with orange essence. Full of sweet, spooky love and it tastes amazing!Ingredients: 2 shots of hot espresso 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup 1…

Happy National Coffee Day the Italian Way! Cioccolato e Caramello Gelato Affogato

What a big name for such a simple decadent treat. Serve this as a dinner aperitif—one won’t spoil your appetite. As an after dinner treat in place of dessert. Or anytime you wish to experience the harmonious blend of coffee, cream and chocolate. Let your imagination run wild with the additions: Kahlua, chocolate fudge, sprinkles,…

Naked Bourbon Brew Burger with Caramelized Onions & Green Peppers–Beef At Its Best

Coffee in my burger? You bet! This caffeine infused burger (trace amounts) with all of the other elements (spices) included in this recipe expose flavors unknown—talk about fusion! I call this one “naked” because it’s served bare and unscathed: Topped only with the mild tastes of caramelized onions and peppers–leave the veggies pure because the…

I Want One! #8 of 2014’s Top Rated Kitchen Gadgets “KRUPS F20342 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades”

  Would you like all of your meticulously-prepared, homemade dishes to taste their very best? Ever wonder how restaurants make their dishes pack a punch? First, ask yourself “how old are the spices in my pantry?” If your answer is “more than 6 months” then they are far beyond the flavor expiration date, my friend!…