Mocha Ice-Cream Cake

My Mother put in a request for a Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream cake for her birthday this year, and while I love the ice-cream and cake combo, I have found that most commercial ice-cream cakes fail dismally when it comes to the cake side of the equation.  If I wanted ice-cream in the shape of…

Coconut Frappuccino

Iced coffee season is back!  Here is a homemade, dairy-free version of a coconut frappuccino that combines frozen coconut and coffee into a delightful blended summer  drink that’s somewhere between a coconut smoothie and an iced coffee. Ingredients: 1/2 cup frozen Coconut flesh (if you can find fresh coconut to use, that would be great,…

Gingerbread Latte

Generally considered a holiday treat, I drink my homemade gingerbread lattes all year long.  Using a steam wand will give your latte a nice frothy foam, but I usually don’t mess with it.  I am in it for the taste and the caffeine, and both can be achieved without the high tech gadgets.  I even…

Night Owls

An owl shaped cookie with coffee liqueur and expresso favored dough and a bittersweet chocolate glaze.  A little something that keeps you going at all hours. Ingredients: 1 cup Butter (room temp) + 2 tbsp Butter 1 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Coffee Liqueur 1 Egg 3 cups Flour 2 tbsp ground Expresso 1 1/2 tsp…

Bookmark: Plain Weave

I wove this bookmark using a plain over, under weave.  Variations in the pattern occurred when I switched out colors or doubled my weft thread.  I used lace weight yarn that I dyed about a year ago.  The natural dyes I used in the coloring for these two yarn colors came from coffee (brown) and…

Almond Joy Iced Coffee

There is a wonderful coffee/donut shop along Massachusetts’ southern shore that serves up New England style iced coffees inspired by classic American candy bars.  Four hours, usually more due to Boston traffic, is a long ways to drive in order to get an iced coffee, no matter how good it is, so I have taken…