December 12, 2010

This Week's Cravings: Eat, DRINK & Merry Christmas

Welcome to another week of This Week's Cravings!

Todays theme is all about the beverages! Have a homemade eggnog recipe, that's a must at the holidays? What about a recipe with a beverage secret ingredient? From adult beverages to Egg Nog Pound Cake ~ share them all!

This week I am sharing a super simple - yes, not just simple... but SUPER simple! - holiday coffee. This time of year, I like to make everything just a little extra special. And my morning coffee is not exception. Fast and easy, Spiced Coffee will make your kitchen smell wonderful!

Spiced Coffee

  • 1/4 cup coffee grounds

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 6-8 cups water

  • Optional: Orange zest

  1. First, see my coffee pot? Isn't it beautiful?!?

  2. Ok.... Put in your coffee filter (use just one) or be like me and just use a small paper towel. :)

  3. Layer in filter: coffee grounds, cinnamon & nutmeg. Pour vanilla over all.

  4. If you like add a little orange zest - I think this would be just magical. And it's Christmas... everything should be magical. So add it too....

  5. Add water to coffee pot according to maker's instructions. I used 6 cups coffee, but I like really strong coffee. Brew. Inhale the deliciousness~

  6. Serve, as desired, with milk and sugar. I added a small dollop whipped cream and sprinkle of extra cinnamon.

Linked to: Mouthwatering Monday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tackle it Tuesday, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Recipe Swap Thursday, Food on Fridays, Friday Favorites, Foodie Friday, Recipe Swap at The Grocery Cart Challenge & Newlyweds Holiday Treat Week!

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This Week's Craving Schedule & Past Recipe Links:

Nov. 1 - Pumpkin

Nov. 8 – Thanksgiving Cookies & Treats

Nov. 15 - Thanksgiving Dinner & Side Dishes

Nov. 22 - "What to do with Thanksgiving Left-Overs"

Nov. 29 - Crockpot Favorites

Dec. 6 - Christmas Baking: Sweets, Treats, Candy & Gifts

Dec. 13 - Eat, Drink, Merry Christmas! (holiday beverages)

Dec. 20 - Christmas Morning: Breakfast & Brunch

Dec. 27 - Favorite New Years recipes

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Lindsey said...

I just came across your blog today and tried this spiced coffee recipe. I loved it! Add such a pleasant flavour to your cup of coffee. :)

Debbie said...

I'm going to share your blog event on my blog. Hope that is okay with you. Come join me for Merry Merry Munchies.

Donnie said...

That does seem like a special way to have your morning coffee.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I am so glad i found this today, as tommorrow is grocery day for me and I need to pick up nutmeg and a bag of oranges.. cant wait to give this a try.. thank you for sharing..

Holiday Hugs