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New changes…..and lots of confusion.

27 Jul

I’ve been chatting back and forth with my friend David, and he motivated me to write on here today. I will be sharing his new adventure with you very soon….hint hint – it involves coffee! I love when a new place opens up in town, but when its people you know and like, its just that much more exciting! So, be on the lookout for details later!

Ok so if you guys have been following along (like I know you have 😉 ) , you know that my coffee shop has been open for a few weeks. The original name was Loco Bean, but due to lots of different reasons I had to change it. One of the big reasons is that I share space with B.Loco, a mexican restaurant and I kept getting phone calls to place orders for burritos and when people walk in they are super confused about where to order what. Anyway, this is one of the many reasons I’ve renamed the coffee cart. It is now:

Espresso Yourself and the tagline is,  The place to BEan.

Yes, I know I’m a dork. I can’t help it though, I amuse me.

The name change will go into effect next Wednesday once my signs go up on the windows and the canopy is painted on my cart. Yes, I will post pictures as soon as I get them.

I’m still planning on having a separate blog for the coffee shop, but I’m not starting it until all the changes are made…..and until I get some sleep. Oh, glorious sleep, how I’ve missed you!

You can like Espresso Yourself here on FB so you can follow along with us!

 

For now, until the new blog is ready, I’m posting about a delicious drink I made at the shop. I call it

Apple Pie a la Mode Latte

It is delicious! I’m not a huge fan of sweet coffees but this has the perfect blend of coffee and sweet and will be amazing to drink in the fall.

I used espresso and steamed milk and then added some apple pie and vanilla syrups. And of course you can’t have the a la mode without the whipped cream! This may be my favorite…so far. If you are in the downtown Canton area M-F 7am -2pm and want a delicious treat, stop in! I’m always getting new syrups and stuff to play around with so order something on the menu or if you are feeling adventurous, create one yourself and I will make it for you.Image

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Cake & Ice Cream Together At Last!

23 Mar

I saw the idea for the ice cream cupcake on http://apumpkinandaprincess.com/2012/03/ice-cream-cupcakes.html and they looked so good I decided to give them a try. I had a bunch of batter left over so I made a cake in a loaf pan also.

It was a lot easier than I thought to make & it is soooo good! I used mint chocolate chip because that’s a favorite around here and chocolate cake on the bottom. I didn’t have frosting so I used some whipped cream on top and sprinkles. This is perfect for parties and you don’t have to serve ice cream separately. Plus its just more fun this way!

ICE CREAM CUPCAKES:  

1 cake mix – any flavor, prepared according to box

1 quart ice cream –

1 tub whipped cream or frosting

sprinkles or chocolate chips(optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Place paper cupcake liners in cupcake pan and place about 2 tbsp of batter in each. Bake for about 10 minutes. Once the cupcakes are completely cool, spread softened ice cream on each one. Place in freezer immediately. Wait about 45 minutes and then frost with desired topping.

For the cake I did the same thing, except I poured batter in a loaf pan and baked for about 40 minutes.

SUGGESTIONS: make sure you put these in the freezer until ready to eat – as you can see from the picture mine melting as I was trying to get a good pic.

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Trifle

19 Mar

I had a few choices on what to do this past Saturday – clean the house, paint the kitchen or have a get together with family. Of course I chose to have people over because 1. I love parties(and my family:) & 2. I’m a procrastinator. I really didn’t want to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon painting so I bought some stuff to make mudslides (yum!) and thought about what food I was going to make. At first I decided just to serve drinks, but I have what I call the “hostess gene” and I can’t have people over without feeding them. Its a weird quirk of mine. Anyway, I decided to make a trifle because it looks fun &  I was sure the kids were going to love it.

This is a relatively simple dessert to put together……make it & watch it disappear!

Trifle:

INGREDIENTS:                                                                                                                  

2  Large tubes (32oz each) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

2 bags chocolate chips

2 packages instant chocolate pudding

make according to package

1 tub Cool Whip

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 350. Press one tube of cookie dough into a 9×13 pan. Pour one bag of chocolate chips over the dough. Crumble the other tube of dough over the chocolate chips. Bake for about 40 minutes or until it starts to turn golden brown. Let cool in pan. Make the pudding according to package. Once cookie mixture is cool, its time to put the trifle together. Put one layer of cookie on the bottom of trifle dish, then a layer of pudding and next a layer of cool whip. Repeat until trifle dish is full. Make sure the top layer is cool whip. Top with chocolate chips.

SUGGESTIONS:

This can be made several different ways – You can use a different flavor cookie or pudding. Brownies or cake can be used instead of cookies.  Or if you like, you can make the cookies, pudding and even whipped cream from scratch. This is such a fun dessert to make and serves a large crowd.

I saw the idea for the cookie pie on http://www.mamalovesfood.com/search?updated-max=2011-11-30T15:19:00-08:00&max-results=3 and thought it would be fun to turn into a trifle.