My Favorite Fall Drink Recipes + Capresso MT900 Coffee Maker and froth TEC Automatic Milk Frother Review

My Favorite Fall Drink Recipes + Capresso MT900 Coffee Maker and froth TEC Automatic Milk Frother Review

Happy National Coffee Day! As a way to celebrate, I thought it would be fitting to have a blog post dedicated to coffee today. My husband and I love to experiment with different coffee-inspired drinks and we’re always looking for opportunities to try new blends and recipes. As much as we like to sip on coffee, we’re not afraid to switch things up and add in different flavors like chocolate, vanilla, caramel or frothed milk.

My friends from Capresso sent me their MT900 coffee maker and the froth TEC Automatic Milk Frother. Both of these are must-have products for any coffee lover (the Holidays are coming up, so make sure to keep these in mind for any coffee fans on your list). From a design standpoint, they’re very sleek and modern (both the MT900 and the froth TEC have stainless steel exteriors) and they don’t take up too much counter space. I’m going to highlight the features on both of these products and then I’ll share some great drink recipes that you can make with them later on in this blog post.

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Quick and Easy Dinners Brought to you by Kroger Prep+Pared Meal Kits

Quick and Easy Dinners Brought to you by Kroger Prep+Pared Meal Kits

There's something so rewarding about cooking a meal that tastes delicious, don't you think? It's even better when you have someone to share a meal with. My husband and I enjoy trying out new recipes and cooking for each other. We both look forward to dinner time because it gives us an opportunity to catch up and hear about each other's day while eating a great meal. From Italian food, to Mexican food and everything in between, we like to switch it up each week and make different recipes that fit with our lifestyle and budget. 

The first time I started cooking for myself was when I started living in an apartment during my sophomore year of college. When I was a freshman I lived in the dorms on campus and had a meal plan, but once I was on my own during my second year of college, it was time for me to test my skills in the kitchen. My roommates and I all cooked for ourselves and bought our own groceries, so I mostly stuck to easy or basic recipes that only required a few ingredients and could be made for just one person. Back then, meal delivery services where you can pay a monthly subscription and get food delivered to your door weren't a thing yet. Even so, now that I'm older, I've never enrolled in any because they seemed too expensive for my taste.

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The Perfect Pair: Asian Pulled Pork Tacos and Diet Coke® Zesty Blood Orange

The Perfect Pair: Asian Pulled Pork Tacos and Diet Coke® Zesty Blood Orange

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to plan out my meals for the upcoming week. I feel so much more organized when I create a grocery list, pick out the ingredients that I need at the store and know what I'll be cooking ahead of time. When I'm in the kitchen, I like to make easy recipes that are full of flavor.

Lately, I've been experimenting with all sorts of different recipes. I've made everything from hearty soups to refreshing salads! Each day I crave something different and having an assortment of recipes to choose from keeps things interesting.

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Mixed Berry Green Tea Recipe + Capresso Iced Tea Maker Review

Mixed Berry Green Tea Recipe + Capresso Iced Tea Maker Review

When I was growing up, my grandma always had a decanter filled with freshly brewed iced tea in her refrigerator. I can remember sitting on the back porch at my grandparents house with my family drinking iced tea during the summer months. Now, my parents are the ones that always have iced tea in their fridge. My mom loves to make sun tea and serve it over ice. It's the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. 

Through my grandparents and my parents, I've definitely become fond of tea. When I'm sick the first thing I reach for is a cup of hot tea with lemon. On chilly winter mornings, I'll also warm up with a cup of tea after arriving to the office and reading emails. 

Out of all the types of tea out there, I love green tea best since it's packed with nutrients and it has many health benefits. As much as I love green tea, sometimes it can be boring to drink without adding something extra. I love adding slices of lemon to add more flavor to hot tea and lately my go-to add-in for iced tea has been mixed berries.

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Savor Summer with Dean’s DairyPure® Sour Cream!

Savor Summer with Dean’s DairyPure® Sour Cream!

When I think of summer, I think of my favorite things – spending time with family and friends, being outside and making my favorite summertime recipes!

I love eating fruit during the summer months because it’s so refreshing! Whether it’s fresh fruit from the farmer’s market or fruit that’s chopped up and put into a fruit salad, if it’s put in front of me, I’ll eat it!

I especially love grape salad! My grandma used to make this recipe all the time when I was younger! The first time I tried it, I was hooked. The recipe is super easy and it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. In fact, you could make this recipe in a matter of minutes.

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