Keurig K-cup Review ~ Citrus Splash Iced Tea

Posted on Thu, Jul 24, 2014

I have a confession, my Citrus Splash iced tea Keurig K-cups have been sitting in my cupboard for a very long time as in I may have possibly purchased them last summer. They simply did not call out to me, I don't know why but, I have avoided them until this very 90 degree day.  

Citrus Splash is brought to us by one of the oldest tea companies around - Twinings.  I do very much enjoy Twinings iced K-cups because they are unsweetened and all natural. They contain nothing other than high quality tea and usually a bit of fruit flavor to add a touch of flavor.  My favorites are Mixed Berries and Pomegranate Raspberry

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Keurig K-cup Recipe ~ Coffee Poke Cake

Posted on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Have you ever found a recipe that is so easy and delicious you cant wait to tell all of your family and friends?  Well, this is one of those great finds folks. Coffee Poke cake can be put together in a matter of minutes with simple ingredients.  This is a great one to share with new neighbors or brunch with friends- I promise you, they will be impressed!
Let's get to the recipe...
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Topics: Cooking With K-cups, Keurig K-cup Coffee and Tea Recipes

Oh SO Easy Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Posted on Sun, Jul 20, 2014

It is summer salad season, not only so we look good in those bikinis (who am I kidding, I wear an old lady full coverage suit but, still want to look good in it!) but also, who wants to heat up their kitchen making a hot meal in these dog days? Not me, that is for darn sure.  

I have been on a spinach kick, I cant get enough of it- weird, I know.  I absolutely love any and all vinaigrette dressings but, I am especially fond of the raspberry variety.  As always, I was determined to make my own, especially with the newest member of my garden- a beautiful raspberry bush!

Let's get to the recipe...

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Topics: Cooking With K-cups

Coffee Quote of the Week

Posted on Tue, Jul 15, 2014

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Coffee Shop Terminology Defined

Posted on Thu, Jul 10, 2014

We are safe and happy inside of our home brewing delicious coffee in our Keurig brewers.  We know how it works, we know our favorites but, someday, we need to go outside of our comfort zones, leave the house, perhaps visit a coffee shop and attempt to place an order.  

I know darn well that I can not be the only one who at one point felt sheer panic while waiting in line at the neighborhood watering hole.  The menu boards are huge, the writing is small, the names don't make sense, sometimes the sizes are in a foreign language...and worst yet, the baristas are incredibly intimidating.

I am here to help.  With a little bit of knowledge, your next visit to the coffee house will be stress free!

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Keurig K-cup Recipe ~ Acai Berry Smoothie

Posted on Tue, Jul 08, 2014

I am always on the look out for snacks and treats that pack a powerful health punch but at the same time satisfy my daughters 10 year old taste buds.  If she detects the slightest taste or smell of health, it is a battle to the bitter end to get her do eat or drink said item.  I have found that if I add just a tinch of sweet taste, she falls for it every time.  Bran muffins?  Add a few chocolate chips and they are gone in minutes.  

The same applies to smoothies, if I keep them at least slightly sweet with the addition of a banana and perhaps a little squirt of whipped cream, she is none the wiser ; ) 

This all led to the invention of this weeks recipe...a super easy Acai Berry Smoothie!

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Keurig K-cup Review ~ English Breakfast Tea

Posted on Thu, Jul 03, 2014

English Breakfast Keurig K-cup tea is brought to us by London's famous Twinings brand.  English Breakfast is a traditional variety, popular among tried and true tea drinkers. Although I do drink tea on a daily basis, I do not consider myself an aficianado for that reason I have called in our resident expert, tea enthusiast and might I saw, word smith. 

Ladies and gentlemen please give a warm welcome to our first ever guest review by our very own J. Williams...applause , applause...

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Coffee Quote of the Week

Posted on Tue, Jul 01, 2014

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Cooking With K-cups ~ Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Mini Muffins

Posted on Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Our gluten free community is growing by leaps and bounds!  With a gluten free expert on our side (My Gluten-Free Kitchen) and a huge array of gluten free K-cup coffees we are making all kinds of new friends.  We have dabbled with gluten free baking a bit with our Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins and we are back at it with another delicious treat for our gluten free family. 

Let's get to the recipe:

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Keurig K-cup Review ~ Snapple Lemon Iced Tea

Posted on Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Snapple is at it again with another inventive K-cup iced tea for us to enjoy.  Snapple is a company that I need not say too much about since we all already know that they are the ultimate authority on iced tea with unique flavor.

Snapple offers us three K-cup varieties, Peach, Raspberry and Lemon iced teas. 

Iced K-cup coffees and teas produce the best results with a small amount of water in the brewing process.  For this reason I prepared my Snapple Lemon Tea using the lowest water setting of my Keurig (6oz on my K145) over a nice full cup of ice (I highly recommend using a Tervis for ultimate enjoyment of your iced bevreages!). 

This produced a shockingly rich looking tea with a beautiful caramel color and almost no translucency. Similar to the Peach and Raspberry varieties that I have already reviewed. 

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