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Cooking with coffee - Texas Sheet Cake

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Cooking with coffee - Texas Sheet Cake

When your house is filled with coffee, sometimes it doesn't all get consumed and there is a leftover cup.  Or sometimes you just need and excuse to make another pot.  Either way, cooking with coffee is a great way to deal with these issues.  Thankfully there are lots of recipes out there using coffee in some way. One of my favorites is for Texan Sheet Cake.  Not being from Texas, I have no idea whether this is a traditional dish or if adding coffee to this cake is the "right" way to make it (like the age old debate about...

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Get the freshest coffee from local roasters

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Get the freshest coffee from local roasters

We seem to be in a swing towards local products from farmers markets, handmade crafts, small batch jellies and local boutique stores.  After malls and big box stores took over the world, we realized there really was a need for smaller stores and opportunities.    But what about coffee?  Cafes and coffee trucks everywhere talk about local and small batch roasters.  How is that better or even different the from grocery brands or mass coffee production?   Small batch roasters can actually mean more than one thing. First, the amount of coffee roasted at one time is a smaller quantity...

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Grinding Coffee Beans at Home

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Grinding Coffee Beans at Home

Tips for grinding coffee beans creating the best tasting coffee each morning.

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