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Thursday, September 29, 2016

National Coffee Day Recipes!

Today is National Coffee Day!! YAY! I am all over this because I am a coffee fanatic! I have some recipes from KRUPS & IMUSA to make your coffee day better!

Jazze Frappe Coffee courtesy of KRUPS

  • 1/2 cup espresso
  • 2 tsp. light brown sugar
  • 8 ice cubes
Pour the espresso into a shaker (or blender), add the light brown sugar and the ice cubes and shake (or blend) for around 20 seconds. Pour into a large glass and serve immediately.

Espresso Smoothie courtesy of KRUPS


  • 1/3 cup espresso
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 oz. condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 ice cubes
Pour the espresso into your blender. Add the banana, the condensed milk, the yogurt, the maple syrup and the ice cubes. Mix for around 20 seconds. Serve immediately.

Frappino courtesy of KRUPS


  • 7 oz. cold coffee
  • 2 tbsp. coffee liqueur
  • 1/4 cup cold espresso
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. chocolate syrup
  • 2 tsp. agave syrup or 2 tsp superfine sugar
The day before, prepare the coffee ice cubes: pour the cold coffee into ice cube trays and put in the freezer. Into a shaker, pour the espresso, coffee ice cubes, agave syrup, coffee liqueur and milk. Shake for 15 to 20 seconds, and pour the drink into a glass. Lightly whisk the cream and garnish the drink with it. Finish with a drizzle of chocolate syrup: pour it slowly and make a design on the top, if you desire.

Mocha Espresso courtesy of IMUSA


  • Espresso ground coffee
  • 1 packet Sugar free Chocolate powder
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Hazelnut coffee creamer
Fill your espresso-brewing cup ⅔ with espresso coffee and ⅓ with sugar free chocolate powder and gently mix. Prepare your espresso as directed. In the meantime heat up a cup of Hazelnut coffee creamer. (You can also try French vanilla) Once brewed, divide the coffee evenly between 2 cups and add creamer. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on each and serve. No sugar needed!

3 Layer Iced Coffee Bon Bon courtesy of IMUSA


  • 1 can condensed milk (14 ounce)
  • Ice cubes Shots of room temperature espresso coffee, unsweetened made in an IMUSA Espresso Maker

First, pour 2 inches of condensed milk into the base of 4 (4oz) juice glasses. Pour the equivalent of one shot of coffee on top of the condensed milk in each glass. Take the remaining four shots of coffee and put them in a blender with four ice cubes. Blend in the blender until a thick foam is formed. Pour the foam into each glass carefully. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Prep for the Holidays with the LG ProBake Double Oven at Best Buy! #ad @BestBuy @LGUS

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Not only is it beautiful because the leaves change colors but I love the cool crisp air. I love wearing sweaters and boots and, most of all, I love being able to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends.

During this time, I love baking and making Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner. On my holiday wish list this year is a new range/oven. One of my favorites is the new LG ProBake Double Oven available at Best Buy for our Prep for the Holiday campaign.

When I lived in Santa Fe, I had a wall double ovens and it was the most amazing thing during the holidays. But our kitchen in this house is a lot smaller and we cannot have a double oven. But I can if with the new LG Pro Bake Oven because it is all in one appliance.

It is also a convection oven that makes cooking a lot faster. The LG Pro is great because you can make the main meal below and then the side dishes above. Look at the wonderful large oven space it offers. I would feel like a professional chef with this oven! The LG range moved the heating element from the bottom of the oven to the back wall for optimal heat distribution. Enjoy consistent browning on top and bottom.

The other feature I love is that the LG’s ProBake Convection ranges feature LG’s EasyClean®, get a clean oven in just 10 minutes. 10 minutes? That is crazy! My current oven requires at least 3 to 4 hours to be clean and we always have to open the windows to let the chemical smell out.

I would love to have this range. Now only because of the double ovens but because of the ease of use and it looks beautiful as well.

It is available at Best Buy. Buy it there and you can receive the Kitchen Bundle Rebate through 10/29. You will receive a Visa Gift Card valued up to $400 with purchase of a 4 piece Kitchen Package. Or, receive 5x reward points with your Best Buy account on any ProBake Range purchase from 9/28 – 10/29. This can also be stacked with the kitchen bundle rebate mentioned above.

How can you beat that deal? With the holidays coming, this is something that you might need. I know what I am asking for Christmas!!