Vanilla Hot Chocolate

Vanilla Hot Chocolate // @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

This winter has been weird in Texas. Instead of consistent temperatures, ours have been waffling between the 80’s one day to the 20’s the next and everywhere in between.

It’s obnoxious, really, and I wish it would make up its mind, one way or the other.

I might be the only person who feels this way, but I desperately want to see snow before the winter ends… and we’re nearing the end, and there is NO snow in sight. [Read more…]

Vanilla Mint Coffee Creamer

An easy four-ingredient, chemical free, homemade vanilla peppermint coffee creamer recipe that costs only pennies to make!

VanillaMint Coffee Creamer

In what seems like a blink, the weather has gone from brown and autumn-y to cold and white and generally blah for most of the northern hemisphere. This Arctic Chill whatever the weatherman keeps talking about is for the birds. Why does it have to be so cold?!

Aw, who am I kidding, I live in Florida. It’s barely touched us. But I truly do feel for all of you northern folks and I sincerely hope the cold is tolerable, and isn’t messing with your holiday season. The best way, in my mind, to deal with cold weather is to drink lots of hot beverages; hot cocoa, hot toddies, coffee. If the snow is keeping you indoors and away from Starbucks at any point this coming winter, but you’ve got to get your peppermint coffee fix, all you need is four relatively common ingredients to make this homemade VanillaMint Coffee Creamer recipe!  [Read more…]

That Extra Boost with MAX from MAXWELL HOUSE


Coffee…….that warm liquid goodness is a saving grace of mine. I know, I know. I am that person; I can’t get through the day without my cup of coffee. Yes, I am that person that can’t start my morning without that first cup of joe. Yes, don’t talk to me til that coffee is brewed.

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Cold Brew French Press Coffee

cold brew french press coffee

Coffee is my love language. I spend time with it every morning, and most afternoons…even some evenings. It is a very sweet relationship that I have with coffee. I am just playing, but really and truly I do love some coffee. So I am always trying new ways of enjoying my favorite drink! French Press is my method of choice when it comes to brewing a strong cup of coffee. The pressing creates a smooth but bold flavor, and it eliminates the bitter and acidic aftertaste. I don’t know about you but sometimes I just want to have a cold drink in the afternoon, and iced coffee always hits the spot.

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