The Coffee Monkey

karlyn255
Hosted by Stormy Stewart
Group active since Wed, Jun 08, 2011

Java, Cappuccino, expresso. It all starts with coffee. So grab a cup, pull up a chair, and share a recipe, a story, or just browse the group looking for something different.


Coffee

Ahh, I start to smell the aroma of coffee freshly brewed
Made by my older brother - - a real "java" lovin' cool dude.

Next I am inching my way slowly down the front hall staircase
Suddenly I can hear clearly the kitchen is a busy place.

The sound of one cup being filled to the absolute brim
I pray that is the cup my brother designated for him.

But the pouring continues: 2, 3, and now cup number 4 ~
Starting to panic I pick up speed sliding on the wood floor.

Doing math in my head I know the pot holds cups 5 and 6
Which gives me faith that soon I will be sipping my caffeine "fix"

Finally I'm in the kitchen attempting to try and stand ~
I see my loving mom with the last 2 cups in both her hands.

As she walks toward me I offer her a weak caffeine-less "Hi"
My mom gives me a quick peck on my cheek and passes right by

Telling my dad she's bringing coffee to her best friend next door
Reminding him we're all out of it, so stop later at the store !!



 

Stormy

MelBelle
By Melanie B - Oct 30, 2014

October 11 Stormy made this post:

Stormy Stewart

October 11 at 3:32pm ·

This will be my last update on myself and what is going on. From there on I want only happy thoughts to take over.

We have been fighting the medical system for a year now and had they done their jobs I would not be where I am now. I went into the hospital in Grayling on Friday for a ultrasound that I demanded because the ass of a Dr. that I have lost all my paper work. They took me over to the emergency. The emergency Dr. said if I had any of the new symptoms in the list to go to Traverse City because Grayling wasn't equipped to handle my severity. That comment didn't make me feel good. I went to the hospital in Traverse City they did more tests on Monday. The results all came back Thursday. End stage pancreatic cancer. One to Two months to live. An in-operable mass that has spread throughout my stomach cavity, no recourse. End game. Wish it was April fools, but it isn't!

This has hit my family quite hard, so please be kind to them all. Since I have stated everything I know there is no reason to ask for updates. I am sure someone will post after I have left. If you are family Call my sister Jackie or Eric if needed, but please, they both are under enough strain. Other than that FB really isn't the place for such posts unless to in list prayers of hope. In this case there is none. If you post anything to my time line please - no "Jesus saves" or "god" shit, No bible verses as I am not in the mood for fiction - In other words respect my religious beliefs. I pray and prayers are always welcome, especially toward my family They are having a hard time of it. Don't feel sorry for me I have lived many lives in this lifetime and will die surrounded in love and light.

Enough said, Blessings to all. Love Stormy.


Stormy has been on my mind, so I went on her facebook page. This was the post left by her husband:

Stormy passed on in her sleep early this morning. She went peacefully and had just experienced the first full day of peace and rest in many weeks. She seemed comfortable and free of pain. The last sound I heard from her sounded like laughter. The many forms of anxiety that come with this process had been lain to rest and I believe she was finally able to let go because of it. Thanks to everyone. Services will be quaint and for close family only. She will rest in the area her parents are, having made the journey back to northern Michigan in time to pass on where she had many childhood memories.

October 26 at 11:29am

22 homemade creamers

karlyn255
By Stormy Stewart - May 31, 2014

by mrshappyhomemaker.com/...r-varieties

MY NOTES:
To give as gifts with your breakfast basket or a coffee basket use either ½ pint jelly jars or 4 ox ¼ pint jars. These recipes will create about 1 qt = 2 pint = 4 jelly=8 (4oz) jars

Start With This Base:

14oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 3/4 Cup Milk or Cream (whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, heavy cream, half & half etc – whatever your preference, however the more fat, the more creaminess)

…and, here we go!
French Vanilla Creamer

2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR vanilla coffee syrup

Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste

Chocolate

2-3 tablespoons chocolate syrup

(1 tsp vanilla extract, optional)

Chocolate Almond

1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon almond extract

Strudel

1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Vanilla Caramel

2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Raspberry

2 teaspoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons raspberry syrup

Irish Cream

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

1 teaspoon instant coffee
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Coconut

2 teaspoons coconut extract

Samoa (like the Girl Scout Cookies)

2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut, heated & strained, for the milk/cream)
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping

Peppermint Patty

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Cinnamon Vanilla

2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Pumpkin Spice

3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Honey Vanilla

1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Almond Joy

1-2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut if you heat it first, strained, in place of the milk & extract)
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Sweet Cream

Use 1 3/4 cups of heavy cream instead of the milk in the base recipe
2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR the inside of a vanilla bean, scraped
1 teaspoon almond extract

Chocolate Orange

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1-2 teaspoons orange extract

Hazelnut

2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Chocolate Hazelnut

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Cinnamon Cake

2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Salted Caramel

2-3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
1/2 teaspoon salt

Eggnog

replace milk in base recipe with equal amount of heavy cream
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons rum extract
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For those of you who want or need a sugar-free option. You can make your own sweetened condensed milk with the sugar substitute of your choice. Now, you can make your own sugar-free flavored creamer!
Directions & Tips:
In all these recipes, anything that has a dry or thick ingredient (like cinnamon, honey, etc..) should be heated up with a small amount of your milk/cream from the base recipe so it can dissolve properly. You don’t want grainy creamer! Then, add the rest of the milk/cream along with the sweetened condensed milk.
If you want really creamy creamer, use heavy cream instead of milk in your base recipe.
Stick a piece of tape on your mason jar lid with the expiration date from the milk you used as a guideline to when the creamer should be used by.

take a look at these ice cream cup cakes


Chocolate cherry Breakfast loaf

Brunch Punch

billyhaze
By billy haze - May 11, 2013

Glad to be a part of a coffee lovers group!!. Here is my contribution to the wonderful recipes posted! Brunch Punch