Eating Out at Home - Coffee Shop Style

25 July 2008
I believe that I've mentioned before that I love coffee. Before I embraced frugality, Starbucks was a very bad habit of mine. After realizing how insane it was for me to shell out that kind of cash on coffee, I decided to start making my own. I tried lots of recipes, and intended to try many more. But, I found some favorites pretty early on and have stuck with those. Here are my favorites as well as a one that I haven't gotten around to making yet. Enjoy!

German Style Eiskaffee This is hands down my favorite homemade iced coffee drink! Better than a coffee shop in my opinion.

Cinnamon Mocha Coffee Wonderful hot coffee!

Irish Coffee- I love this stuff! Just mix 1 1/2 ounces Bailey's Irish Cream into one cup of good quality (hot) coffee. Top with a good sized dollop of whipped cream. I like to use the whipped cream in a can, lots of it.

Kiddo Coffee- The kids love this and it's so simple! I mix about 1/4 cup coffee, a teaspoon of sugar, then fill the mug up with milk. It's great for the times they want to have a cup with mama.

Pumpkin Spice Latte II This has been in my favorites for ages and I still haven't gotten round to making it. It looks divine! The "real deal" is my favorite coffee drink ever!

Coffee Cake- I found this recipe in my grandma's recipe box.

Crumb Topping

1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar , packed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecan, optional

Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix thoroughly. Set aside.


1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
Dash of salt

In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and eggs. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Slowly mixture into the sugar mixture. Add milk and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased 9x13 cake pan, then top with topping mixture.

Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, depending on how brown you like it, at 325. Cool and serve.


Anonymous said...

Starbucks is my definately my weakness! The cinnamon mocha sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

Good morning, I came upon your blog and the "Texas Housewife" caught my eye. I too am from Texas. I love your blog, I will make sure to come back often. I wish I loved coffee, I love the smell just can't handle the taste.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Heidi said...

Oh, I may just have to try this. My husband would thank you for it!