A Chocolate Theme

It’s that time of year when my thoughts turn to baking, and I probably post something about it every year…on about this date. When the leaves turn and begin to fall, and the temperatures cool, I like to be in the kitchen. That feeling of home and coziness usually lasts until about April. Then my thoughts turn to yard work. But I’ll post about that in the spring.

I was scrolling through my pictures on this site, and I found many  featuring chocolate. No surprise there, I do love the stuff. So I’ll share a few on here, just to make you drool as I was a few minutes ago.

You are probably seeing the chocolate theme. Whenever I look for recipes, that’s what I gravitate to. Of course a great, strong cup of this is the perfect combination.

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A couple of years ago now, my husband told me about Cafe Du Monde coffee. I love it! I’ve always enjoyed very strong coffee, especially with a slice of cheesecake, but that coffee is the best. I put some coconut butter in mine, sometimes some organic cocoa powder and then cream. Yes, real cream. I blend it all together until frothy and put it in my 32 ounce stainless steel cup. It lasts hot for several hours. At least long enough to get me through several thousand words! Here is how they drink it in New Orleans:

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You may learn more about this delicious drink right here: https://shop.cafedumonde.com/

Another place I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes is right on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/besteasyrecipems/

I printed off a recipe for cinnamon roll cake that looks absolutely delicious! There was also a chocolate cake recipe that caught my eye as well. I have lots of recipes to try during this winter season. How about you? What are some of your favorite desserts to make?

Give ME that Coffee!

I can’t remember if I’ve ever discussed coffee on here or not. More than likely, not. Coffee isn’t a big part of my life, and especially not in the summer. I’m also not a big fan of cold coffee, just something I’ve always enjoyed hot with dessert. I don’t need it in the morning to get me going or to keep me awake. After being pretty much addicted to it when I was nineteen and working second shift, (and any other ones I could), I quit drinking it for a long time. I started having some bad health issues with it and didn’t want to go down that road so young!

Enter Cafe du Monde coffee! My husband has mentioned this coffee several times. It’s a big reason he wants to go to New Orleans. I was looking forward to the historical and beauty aspect of the city, but now that I’ve had the coffee, it will be a definite stop greatly anticipated for me! We purchased some at a Kitchen store on Branson Landing while we were there last week, celebrating our anniversary. It is good stuff! Since I tend to like my coffee strong and not too sweet, it’s just about perfect.

So, even though it’s not a Thursday, I’m going to share this recipe that I kind of threw together after hearing different items people put in their coffee. It is so good, and I’m sipping on a large cup of it right now.

My coffee cup is probably 12-14 ounces, so adjust your recipe accordingly.

  1. Brew a pot of strong coffee, of course I suggest, Cafe du Monde!
    2.Put about a 1/4-1 teaspoon of coconut butter/oil or butter in the bottom of the cup
    3.Add about 1-2 teaspoons of cocoa powder, 1/4-1/2 pack of Stevia
    4.Pour hot coffee over this, about half a cup and stir well to dissolve all the ingredients so far
    5.Add whipping cream/cream or milk/almond milk to taste and then top off with coffee

The first ingredients listed were what I used and the general amounts, but adjust to your taste. It is so yummy! Enjoy!

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Okay, anyone that knows me, knows that I love chocolate. My husband and our youngest daughter know not to leave any sitting around the house. Chocolate must not be saved for later eating! That is a no-no! So when I saw these pictures, I just had to share with all of you. Agatha Chocolats@agathachocolats is a great site for chocolate visuals and recipes, as well as many other great reads. Check it out after you read this post from the site.

I have some serious cravings going on now! Enjoy this and your Friday afternoon. With a cup of coffee of course!