There is nothing like a cup of really good iced coffee on a warm summer day. You know you are in for a treat when the barista hands you a cup filled with liquid that sparkles like a dark diamond. Taking that first refreshing sip, the flavors slowly blossom, starting with the robust, toasted notes of the coffee beans and ending with a slightly sweet flavor that lingers on your lips. There is no need for sugar or milk; with one sip, you are totally in the moment.
On Saturday, I did not know that I was on my last bag of sugar. That disorganization comes from my current job, stay-at-home momma. I was never like this. Ok, probably old age factors in there too.So, as I made my Mother's Day breakfast, "Vanilla-Sparkling Wine Pound Cake" from Better Homes & Gardens, I used up the last bit of sugar. No worries. My toddler and I would stop at the grocery store on Monday after we dropped the other two children off at preschool....more
Iced tea and iced coffee are popular options when the weather turns sultry. But there are so many variations on this refreshing theme! Join me for a look at the best way to make iced tea and coffee, and ways to vary them so you're never bored with your caffeinated options.
One of my goals is to totally eliminate sugar from my diet. It’s not easy being that I have a super big sweet tooth. But I just tell myself “your health is worth it” and “sugar causes wrinkles and big bellies” and that’s usually enough to whip my butt into shape.One thing I refuse to give up: iced coffee! I also refuse to do the low fat version of the iced coffee, or use the artificial sweeteners like I see sooooo many woman doing. I’m sure they think they are doing a good thing, but nah…it’s actually worse than just plain old sugar....more
I love Coffee! There's nothing better than a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter morning. But what about when the weather gets nice? ICED COFFEE! I'd ordered iced coffee and coffee shops plenty of times, but didn't realize how simple it was to make. As an added bonus, it's less acidic and actually contains MORE caffeined that drip coffee. Check out this video and watch me do it. For more detailed instructions check out my accompanying article How To Make Iced Coffee....more
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