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Flavored Coffees

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You all know what a big fan I am of flavored coffee creamers.  Well, I also love flavored coffees.  They are expensive though.  My lovely daughter (Jess) bought me a subscription to Kraft Foods Food & Family magazine.  I love it!   Here are two flavored coffee recipes I got from the magazine.  I made this one yesterday.

Maple Cinnamon Coffee

6 tbsp. ground coffee, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup pancake syrup, 4 1/2 cups cold water, 6 tbsp thawed cool whip.   Place coffee in filter in brew basket of coffee maker, sprinkle with cinnamon.  Pour pancake syrup into empty coffee pot.  Add water to  coffee maker, brew.  When brewing is complete , stir until well blended.  Top with cool whip.   I did not follow their recipe exact.  I just made us 6 cups of coffee, using the amount of ground coffee I always do.  Adjust it to your taste.  I did not top mine with cool whip.  I did however use coffee creamer.  This is good with  gingerbread creamer but you could use whatever you like.  There are lots of new flavors available right now.

I made this recipe today.  Spiced Orange Coffee.  Into the brew basket I added the ground coffee, enough to make 6 cups.  Add to the coffee grounds, 1 tbsp orange zest, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.  Put 1/3 cup packed brown sugar into empty coffee pot.  Brew.  Stir until sugar is well blended.   Both these coffees were very good.   I know many of you don’t like coffee but maybe you could use these recipes with tea or even hot chocolate. 

We have gotten tons of rain yesterday and today.  They are forecasted us to get snow flurries tonight.  We’ll see.  Right now, it is just gloomy and soggy wet.  Temperature is mid 40’s though so that is nice.  School is finished for the day so I guess I better get busy doing other things.  Supper tonight is fried chicken, biscuits, gravy, corn and  homemade jam for dessert.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

 

 

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Mantle Decorations

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Our mantle.  The girls and I spent the morning putting away fall decorations.  Then we decided to decorate the mantle for winter.  We think it looks pretty good.  What do you think?  I like to use snowmen instead of Santa Claus, that way I can leave them up all winter.  Not just for Christmas.  I know I’m kinda lazy when it comes to decorating.  I really enjoy the putting up of decorations, its the taking down I don’t like.  Anyway the mantle was fun.  We had egg nog and enjoyed being together.  Life is good.  No, life is GREAT!  I so enjoy my girls and being at home with them.  We plan on putting the Christmas tree up Saturday.  More egg nog, Christmas music, hot chocolate.  I can’t wait!  They are calling for a chance of snow Saturday here.  Maybe some ice.  I prefer snow, however we’ll see.  It will probably just be cold.  I hope you all have as much fun as we do this time of year.  God Bless.