Friday, June 29, 2012


Here is a list of new names and some names that I have put out before for my visitors, but have not been taken yet. Quick! Take one of these names before it gets taken. As of 6:15pm on Friday June 29th, 2012 none of these names have been taken. They have all been checked through So, quick take one and make your coffee sparks and ideas fly!

Here they are:

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Green Coffee Beans

I love Dr. Oz. I have read his books, watched several of his shows, and have even managed to lose 100 pounds on his weight loss plans. In my mind he is an amazing doctor who knows a ton of information. Some of the things in his books are things that he has studied on way further down the road than any other doctor. He thinks up things and then 5 years down the road you'll hear on tv "an amazing new discovery for..." with the new study.
      Dr. Oz has done it again with the help of another co-doctor named Lindsey Duncan. He has come up with a new weight loss herbal supplement. This takes the idea of coffee for a new level. It is a green coffee bean. You will just love this. People pick a coffee bean cherry or root still wrapped up in its green covering. Then, they take the extract (around 400mg a day) by mouth with water. Within a couple days they step on the scale again and voila they have lost a couple pounds. If people keep on taking the weight loss green coffee bean they can lose up to 10 percent  or their body weight or 16 percent of their body fat by just popping it into their mouth each day and swallowing. They won't have to do anything that is different except for taking this little bean. It has shown amazing results. It especially helps women with their bloating and helps them feel fuller alot faster. It's a must that they take it in the original form because of its bitterness and because roasting the coffee beans changes the original form.
   Roasting coffee beans removes the chlorogenic acid needed for the major weight loss. The chlorogenic acid in the original bean helps burn sugar that is mainly fat. In return it also slows the release of the sugar that may be building up in the bloodstream. Putting the two together burns fat. This bean is natural and safe. It is the safest, newest supplement that there may be out on the market.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Espresso Cream Cake

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Do you like Coffee?
Well, good because I have a great recipe for you today! Here is a recipe that you just may love! It is a recipe for Espresso Cream Cake. It yields about 16 servings. It combines chocolate and coffee together making it one light and great cake. It's a wonderful treat for those big get togethers! It does not take the oven.

Here's What You Need:
  • 4 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cartons mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 big prepared angel food cake
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee or 1 cup coffee liquer
  • 1 teapoon almond extract
  • 4 teapoons baking cocoa
Here's What You Do
  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the instant coffee granules in the hot water and cool.
  2. Stir in the mascarpone cheese.
  3. In a smaller bowl, beat the cream with a fork until it begins to thicken. Do this while gradually adding confectioners' sugar and beating until little soft peaks form.
  4. Stir half of the beaten cream into the mascarpone mixture and fold in the other half of the cream.
  5. Serve the mascarpone cream with the angel food cake.
Hint: Drizzle each serving with the warm brewed coffee (or coffee liquer) mixed with some baking cocoa and the almond extract.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Monday, June 18, 2012


Here is a great recipe for fruit crisp. I made it this weekend and it turned out really good. You can see how great it is in the picture above. My son especially liked the part where I cut up the peaches and put them in the pan. He counted each piece. The fruit can be substituted for whatever fruit you wish to put in as long as you have 2 cups of fresh or frozen fruit all together. Here's how I made it. 
Here's What You Need:
  • 1 cup of sliced frozen peaches (I cut each slice into 3 littler slices)
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons coffee
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teapoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup black walnuts (you can use pecans, cashews, or whichever nut of your choosing)
Here's What I Did:
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 8 inch square glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place peaches, blueberries and raspberries in baking dish while mixing the fruit all together. 
  3. In small bowl  stir together brown sugar, coffee, orange juice, cinnamon, sugar, ground nutmeg and ground nutmeg. Pour this over the fruit. 
  4. Put the baking dish in the oven for 15 minutes. 
  5. While baking mix the oats and black walnuts together. 
  6. Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the oat topping over the fruit mixture making sure to coat each piece of fruit. 
  7. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 28 to 34 minutes longer or until topping is slightly browned. 
  8. Take the pan out and serve while it is warm (vanilla ice cream would be wonderful on top). 

Thursday, June 14, 2012


I drink one cup of coffee a day. That is what I tell every one any way. The thing is my cup never runs dry, I just keep refilling it before it gets empty. Should I count my calories from the first time I take a drink or just the first cup?

There is a thing called "daily calorie intake" and "food calorie intake." When a person wants to know all of the calories that they have consumed during the day; they write down their calories and take an analysis of the daily calorie intake. When one takes note of how many calories are in a certain food or drink considering the portion size is right they do a food calorie intake. One can drink a cup of coffee and mark down how many calories was in that one cup. When one keeps on refilling that cup all day long even before it gets empty they might not know how many calories of coffee they have drank up. It might particularly become difficult to mark down calories when not using a measuring cup and getting different increments of coffee every chance you have. This could become easier though just by using the measuring cup and marking down each addition to the cup after adding it.

Note on What food group is coffee in?

What food group is my coffee in because I put milk in it? So, you say okay, okay, okay at least I'm not going to be too bad on myself because I drink milk in my coffee.

When one puts milk in their coffee they are doing a miraculous thing. They start to fulfill their "dairy" nutritional needs. 80% of ladies in North America today fail to get their full "dairy" nutritional requirements. One can help themself to get that nutritional need met by just putting milk in their coffee. That puts the coffee into 2 different food groups and helps to eliminate the chance of osteoporosis as well.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!


If coffee comes from a bean does that make it a vegetable? What food group are beans part of? Where would coffee fit on a food guide?

Well, there are lots of questions when it comes to these particular matters. Hopefully this can clear up some of your questions. Coffee does come from a bean, but are all beans a vegetable? Well, it is true that some beans are in the vegetable group such as the green bean,  lima bean, and shell beans. Others are part of the protein group such as edamame. When it comes to the coffee bean though it does not have the nutritional value of either one of those groups. It is an other or oil.

Let's put it in these terms. When you pick an olive you can easily take it apart and see that it has reproductive seeds on the inside. These seeds make it a fruit although they usually are used in a manner that is consistent with vegetables. Then, someone might take it and compress it in order to make it into extra virgin olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a very good antioxidant (in some cases it can replace Miralax). Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is very good for the digestive system. It really does wonders when considering immunity. Extra Virgin olive oil is an other or oil.

Well, when you take the vision of an olive and translate it into a coffee bean it is much the same. Although, a coffee bean might not have the nutritional value of either a vegetable, fruit, or protein it might have more nutritional value than that of coffee. The coffee bean is made into coffee which puts it into the same group as Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is the other or oil group. Coffee is the leading antioxidant in many Americans today.

This case is very similar to that of tea. The new USDA guidelines note "While tea, coffee and other beverages aren’t specifically mentioned in the new diagram, the updated guidelines allow for 260 “extra” calories per day, for solid fats, added sugars and alcohol, and tea may or may not be included in this category. The USDA’s interactive MyFood-a-pedia allows the user to look up the calorie content of a specific food, including ones that aren’t easily placed in one of the food categories depicted in the new diagram (USDA, 2012)." Therefore, you put these types of things in a separate cup marked "Other" beside the dairy cup and only fill it up occasionally during the day.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cowboy Coffee

Cowboy Coffee, this is what Cabela's calls it, is the old-fashioned way to make coffee while camping. Take a basic pot, pour some water in it, throw the desired amount and grade of grounds in it and let it boil over a part of the fire. Then, take some rye and let it crack in there to help with the bitterness.

That's all there is to it.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Bialetti Moca Stovetop Espresso Maker

I was watching Martha Stewart the other day and she was demonstrating this cool gadget called the Bialetti Moca Stovetop Espresso Maker..... Bialetti for short. It is so cool!!! It's shaped like a tea kettle, but is skinnier. It makes great drip coffee. It's a cute little gadget. It makes about 2 cups of cappuccino.

Here's how it works:
There's a little steam valve on the outside. You put water into the bottom and place the coffee holder just below the valve inside. Pour fine ground coffee into the coffee holder up to the line and smooth out (not packing down). Then, you screw on the top and place on the stove burner. Be careful not to burn the handle by placing the metal part directly on the burner. Let it steam, fill up the top, and squirt coffee to the sides within the cup for a couple of minutes and pour into a coffee cup. If you would like you can mix with cream or milk. Enjoy!

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Neat hint: In order to make great milk to go in the coffee, pour 1 cup of milk into a jar (maybe lowfat or skim). Screw on the lid and shake the jar vigorously. The milk foams up nicely while shaking. Remove the lid and put it in the microwave for 45 seconds.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Coffee is a lovely drink.
Would you like to drink it in a mug that's pink?
It just may be the link
in between your morning being progressive
and the whole morning being thrown down the sink.
~Marie Alana

Friday, June 1, 2012


Keurig is the latest gadget when it comes to coffee these days. This little machine can make a cup of coffee within seconds without having to brew it for several minutes before that. It can make a small cup, coffee mug, or a larger mug full of coffee. This is the perfect little machine for those who love having their coffee already made when they wake up in the morning. The little slip plate comes out in order to allow for easy cleaning. Although, it might not be that cost efficient when it comes to coffee made at home it just might be the greatest new gadget to add to your kitchen.

Here's a little information about the company:
Keurig is a company based out of Reading, Massachusetts. The K is representative of K-cups. This company was founded by Peter Dragone and John Sylvan. In 1993 they got support from the Vice President of Contract Manufacturing and Quality Assurance. This guys name is Dick Sweeney and he must of been an interesting character of a man because since then Peter Dragone and John Sylvan have left the company. In 2006, Keurig was purchased by Green Mountain Coffee Roaster, Inc. who makes many of the K-cups that people put into the machine. The company has grown since then.

According to Wikipedia (Keurig), in 2010 Keurig had a market prescence of 2.5 million beverages dispensing each day, 200,000 office installations, and 10-12 million brewers installed. Also, it noted that Keurig makes 6% of the coffee in offices around the United States.