The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

My grandfather made the best Root Beer Float ever.It wasn't the delicious vanilla and coffee ice cream, or the A&W Root Beer, that made it the best.  (The three key, and only ingredients.)It was the best because of how he took making this treat so seriously.  Making a Root Beer Float was a tradition for my … [Read more...]

Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie Recipe with Espresso-Chocolate Sauce


My dad turned 80 last week.  80!Think of every positive, loving adjective you can, and my dad's all that. Plus, he's the most youthful, active 80-year-old in existence.My dad doesn't have a day without an hour with the LA Times and his dog at the local coffee shop, a hike and/or a visit to the Malibu Lagoon, a … [Read more...]

Espresso Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Chocolate-Espresso Sauce Recipe

I eat it with a spoon.I dip my biscotti in it.I drizzle it over my ice cream.I cover strawberries with it.I pour it over bananas.Really, I could drink it.Over the weekend I served it with Individual Chocolate-Coffee Mud Pies for my dad's birthday.  (We'll have that tomorrow.  Stay … [Read more...]

Flourless Chocolate Kahlúa-Espresso Decadence Cake


There are seven more chocolate recipe-planning days until Valentine's Day.Let's be honest: Valentine's Day is simply a good excuse to eat chocolate -- and for one reason and one reason only --  because it's just so good.This recipe is absolutely luscious.  I mean seriously, it's oozing with melting dark … [Read more...]

35+ Super Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes – 2014

35+ Holiday Cookie Recipes -

There is a cookie here for everyone.  Everyone.Soft and chewy, chocolaty and decadent, light and airy, crisp and fruity, smooth and creamy, sweet and salty, gluten-free and nutty, unique and traditional, and spicy and rich.Lovely with coffee, unbelievable for breakfast, a scrumptious snack, delightful with tea, … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Gingerbread Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Ginger Bread Recipe -

This year we had a smaller Thanksgiving than usual and it was lovely -- warm, peaceful and intimate.  Eleven of us fit around my parents' beautiful dining room table, candles lit, kids giggling, dogs under the table, and my dad carving the turkey.  It was perfect -- except for one thing . . .Circumstances were … [Read more...]

Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake Recipe {Gluten Free}

Gluten-Free Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake |

If you ever need to make a cake for someone who's gluten-free (or not), this is the one to make.  I promise, you'll be happy you did because everyone will be singing your praises.  (You know I toot my own horn when something is exceptional.)Here's the deal, I have a rule that a recipe I create can only appear on … [Read more...]

Kona Coffee: Mountain Thunder in a Cloud Forest

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Ever heard of a Cloud Forest?  How about a Peaberry bean? Or the Kona Belt?Visiting the award winning, certified organic Mountain Thunder Kona Coffee farm, was on my list of things I wanted to do when we were in Kona, Hawaii earlier this month.  It was the only thing on my list however, that I knew would be -- dare … [Read more...]

Chocolate, Oat and Espresso Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Chocolate, Oat and Espresso Breakfast Cookie Recipe |

I'm just going to cut to the chase. . .I woke up on Sunday morning and quite simply wanted some sort of crunchy cereal, something sweet, like chocolate, and of course, a perfect cup of coffee.So I put all of these things together in a delicious, totally satisfying cookie.  And there you have it.Chocolate, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipe: Mocha Truffle Bars Recipe

Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe:  Mocha Truffle Bars |

With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, I've got chocolate on my mind.  (More than usual, that is.)I'm combining chocolate with coffee, and well, that's love.I could talk about how amazing this recipe is for quite a while, but you'll have to try it to find out for yourself, that this dessert might just … [Read more...]