It’s National Coffee Day!

It’s National Coffee Day!

Who knew! Apparently September 29th, is national coffee day here in the US. So as I go grab a cup of coffee maybe with some hot cocoa mixed in, you can check out my recent coffee related posts. *wink wink*

How I Started Drinking Coffee

Food Photography: Biscuits & Coffee

Sweetly,

Gwenlynn

 

How I Started Drinking Coffee

How I Started Drinking Coffee

I did not grow up in a coffee drinking family. The only coffee in the house were a couple things of instant coffee stored in the pantry and forgotten about except on Thanksgiving day. On Thanksgiving, we got out all of my Mom’s nice china which included a set of coffee cups and saucers. Following the main meal, my Mom would set the kettle and offer up coffee: decaf, caffeinated, (we did at least have options) and tea.

At church, there was always a coffee hour but for me, my focus was the donuts and maybe I would grab milk or orange juice. So I did have an opportunity to try coffee but just wasn’t really interested.

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Fast forward to college. For some coffee helps you wake up for that 7:30am lab or pull an all-nighter. My morning necessity was cereal, just ask my lab partner (I just about shutdown our lab computer once, sorry) I can’t recall why I decided to give coffee a try, but I do remember it was my junior or senior year. Read more

Homemade Rolled Ice Cream

Homemade Rolled Ice Cream

I’ve been seeing this lately all over, ice cream made in a flat sheet, scraped up into rolls, and served. It looks so cool. I found a recipe and thought I would give it a try. Check out the photos below. Note I think I need to give it another go, but next time half the recipe for my baking sheet so the ice cream is thin and easier to roll and fewer sprinkles. My sprinkle density ended up a little high since they sank to the bottom and I didn’t realize how much I had already put in.

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pies

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pies

Here is a throwback to a couple of photos of these white chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cream pies I made earlier this year. Additional photos were posted on my Instagram here.

I had a similar dessert at a shop and fell in love, and thus had to figure out how to make them myself. Vanilla and chocolate buttercream frosting sandwiched between two white chocolate peanut butter cookies! Read more

Food Photography: Biscuits & Coffee

Food Photography: Biscuits & Coffee

As I continue my blog, I’ve decided to work on building my photography skills. Check out the three photos below from a post-work snack I had last week.  Let me know in the comments which photo is your favorite!

 

Top view of Biscuits & Coffee

 

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In the Kitchen: Baking Sheets & More

In the Kitchen: Baking Sheets & More

Continuing from my post about how I organize my spices I decided to share a bit more about my kitchen organization. In past apartments, I have had a free standing baking sheet holder and kept it on top of my fridge. I kept it there because that has been the only space that would allow for my long baking sheets and be out of the way yet accessible. So I was very pleased to see that above the built in microwave and oven there were already some dividers in place. Read more

In The Kitchen: Sadaf’s Birthday Cake

In The Kitchen: Sadaf’s Birthday Cake

My Mom asked me to make a birthday cake for a member of their Friday night Bible study group. He happens to be going to Notre Dame for some law school and with that in mind, I decided to create a Blue and Gold cake for him. Check out the picture below.

Happy Birthday, Sadaf!

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Sweetly,

Gwenlynn