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Starbucks BOGO!


I LOVE GREAT COFFEE!

…guess you know that by now! Yep definitely a COFFEE Girl!

I have Starbucks brewing in my office right now …THANKSGIVING BLEND ~ Luv it!  …and Thankful for it!

Starbucks has a FABULOUS  offer for all of us Java Crazy Girls out there to celebrate the holidays!

BOGO ~ November 18th – 21st, 2-5 PM

Yep that’s Buy One Get One Free for all the Festive Holiday RedCup Drinks!

Can anyone say Vente NonFat Peppermint Mocha Latte No Whip Extra Hot?!

…That’s what I’ll be saying at 2 PM today and through the weekend! Who wants to go with me?

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November 18, 2010 Posted by | Celebrate, Coffee | , , | Leave a comment

Happy Hour ~ Starbucks Frappuccino® Starts Today


Ok …here’s something that excites me!  CAFFEINE in the Afternoon!

Yes, I’m a COFFEE GIRL for sure.

…and then I come across an ad for Starbucks and Happy Hour!

Between May 7 and May 16, enjoy a half-price Frappuccino® blended beverage at participating Starbucks in the afternoon – 3 to 5 p.m., to be exact.

So when the time-clock strikes 4:30 PM…I’ll be jetting and you know where you’ll find me this afternoon!

Given enough coffee, I could rule the world. ~Author Unknown

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May 7, 2010 Posted by | Coffee, Random, Yummo | , , , | Leave a comment

National Black Forest Cake Day


Today, March 28th, is National Black Forest Cake Day…yes, there really is a national day for this delectable dessert.

The black forest cake originated in the 16th century in the Black Forest region in Germany.

I recently came across this Black Forest Cake recipe (click here for recipe) on a friend’s dessert blog ~ Desserted Planet and you’ve gotta check it out…and you’ve got to make her family recipe. She is a fabulous chocolatier – she makes the most unbelievable chocolate covered cherries (my personal favorite) and she is absolutely famous for her chocolate covered marshmallows. 

As you know, I am a baker and I love a new challenge. This cake isn’t complicated but it does take time to make all the components.

This black forest cake is a moist chocolate cake layered with a rich chocolate ganache, sweetened whipped cream, and a sweet dark cherry sauce. I chose to use a chocolate buttercream frosting and it proved to be a great choice.

A little treat every once in a while is a fabulous thing!…so grab a cup of coffee and a fork and indulge!

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Coffee, Yummo | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday Super Spa ~ Coffee Scrub


Image by ‘Professor Bop' from the Flickr Creative Commons

This girl definitely loves a great cup of coffee…and I’m right in the middle of a bold coffee journey right now. 

What is so fabulous about coffee…the aroma. Even if you don’t drink coffee there is something about that distinct flavor in the air when brewing that energizing cup of joe. 

So…what better time than Super Spa Saturday morning than to make an aromatic Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub? I mean Spring is in the air and it’s time for flip-flops and strappy sandals and no girl wants to be caught with rough winter feet. The sleeves go shorter and who wants nasty dry elbows…not this girl, that’s for sure. 

Image by ‘StephanyF!' from the Flickr Creative Commons

This brown sugar coffee scrub is made with items already in the kitchen right now…Fresh coffee grinds from this morning, brown sugar, salt, olive oil, and maybe a teaspoon of vanilla and possibly a little cinnamon. Get a wide mouth jar and then make the scrub while watching this do-it-yourself video. 

I mean a pampering, caffeinated body scrub that has major aroma therapy going on…and I don’t even have to spend extra cash on the ingredients! Slathering it on those rough heels, those scratchy elbows and getting ready to feel soft and girly and ready for Spring. 

So wake up – it’s Super Spa Saturday and time for a serious brown sugar coffee scrub! 

Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.” Fran Drescher 

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March 27, 2010 Posted by | Coffee, Spa Time | 1 Comment

Free Pastry Day @ Starbucks


What could be better than starting your Tuesday with a fab cup of coffee and a FREE pastry…well, I guess a pastry that I made would be better…but this one is free anyway.

It’s Free pastry day at Starbucks today!

But Free Pastry Day ends at 10:30 a.m. – so don’t miss out! Click here to get your coupon!

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March 23, 2010 Posted by | Coffee, Random | Leave a comment

Free Coffee – BOLD


Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.  ~Stephanie Piro

…and anyone who knows me knows my love for a great cup of coffee.

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It hasn’t always been that way…it all started with the gas station putting in a cappuccino machine. You know the one – starts with a powdery mix and water – way too much sugar and fat – but really taste great. Ok…so at the time I thought it really was great. I started with a mocha, then french vanilla…and the love grew from there.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking…that’s not a great cup of coffee. And yes, I agree. I don’t think I could drink a gas station cappuccino these days…just couldn’t do it. But it is where I got my coffee training wheels.

Today I have a DeLonghi espresso machine at home, a Westbend espresso maker in my office – and for those days when I am needing a tall frosty frappuccino I have a Mr. Coffee Café Frappe maker.

I also make the best chocolate espresso cake ever…ask anyone. One bite and you’re in chocolate heaven. Non-coffee lovers love this cake.

I have the Starbucks mapped out on my smartphone for every road trip and plan my route accordingly.

Great coffee is even better when it’s FREE!

Starbucks has a campaign going on right now. They invite you to take a Coffee Journey. Details: Starbucks invites customers on an eight-week Bold Coffee Journey.

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A free pound of BOLD coffee…sweet deal for sure. You’ll need to hurry in and start your journey – week 1 started March 8th and week 2 will be here before you know it! 

I’ve decided to go on this BOLD journey….are you coming along on the adventure?

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March 11, 2010 Posted by | Cakes By Robyn, Coffee, Random | , , , , | 3 Comments