Butterscotch Cheesecake, A Curvy Carrot Birthday, and A Giveaway

Pretty long title, huh?  Well, there’s a lot going on in this post.

First things first:  I turned 32 years old last week. It was a birthday extravaganza, needless to say.  I had a lot to celebrate this year:  three moves (one cross country, one involving a truckload of boxes of my belongings taking up a parking space temporarily in my parents’ garage for almost three weeks, and one involving a brand new (amazing) condo in a brand new city.)  A new job (my ultimate dream job) which symbolized the end of nine years of pretty intense post-graduate education and the fact that I am supposed to now become a grown-up.  I’ve had my heart broken (at least twice, so at least I know it still works), but I’ve also filled my heart with many new friends and memories in the past year that make up the difference.  All in all, it’s been a pretty good year.

Which is why I am posting a butterscotch cheesecake (sadly, as I type this, I am beginning my first phase of P90X training, so desserts like these are off limits for a few months).  Don’t be intimidated by this cheesecake.  It’s not hard to make at all-in fact, I was a little astonished by how simple it was since I haven’t made a cheesecake in a really long time.  And, of course, you can omit the butterscotch sauce and chocolate ganache, too, but really, these are both so quick and easy to make, that it would be a shame if you didn’t.  Butterscotch is one of my very favorite flavors in the whole entire world, and in cheesecake form?  Well, let’s just say it’s a smidge like Heaven on a plate.

Perhaps one of the best things about this post (besides that sinful cheesecake) is the Millstone Coffee Giveaway that I am hosting with it.  Millstone contacted me about a month or so back and asked if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway to support their Experience the Bean to Cup Journey. It’s new feature on their website that shows you what happens in the coffee making process (obviously from bean to cup)-it’s actually pretty cool.  I’m not a huge fan of giveaways on food blogs (I’m also not a huge fan of how many food bloggers entice people to submit double entries-I would much rather you come to my site for the food/photos/writing/like me on Facebook/find me on Pinterest/Flickr/Twitter because you have a genuine interest in the content-not because you can win a cookbook. There.  I said it.)  So, no worries.  Everyone gets a single shot at winning.  Maybe it’s because I’m a libra and think that everyone should be equal.

Off the soap box now.

Regardless, this giveaway from Millstone is pretty impressive.  You shall receive:

Millstone Coffee Bean to Cup Tasting Kit (ARV $250):

·         Millstone K-Cup Portion Packs

·         Millstone Pre-Pack Samples

·         Keurig Elite Brewing System (did you see this???  A coffee maker-mine is going in my office at work tomorrow.)

·         Crate and Barrel Coffee Mugs with Tray

·         Crate and Barrel Embossed Cream and Sugar Containers

·         Luxury Bathrobe (p.s.  THIS BATHROBE IS FROM POTTERY BARN AND I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN MINE FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS.  Best. Bathrobe. Ever.)

·         $25 gift card to redeem for magazine subscriptions of your choice

 

This is an insanely awesome giveaway-no lie.  The bathrobe alone is worth leaving a comment here.

So here’s how you can win:  Simply leave a comment here on this post, telling me how you like your coffee.  If you don’t like coffee, tell me how you like your tea.  If you don’t do coffee/tea, just tell me what your favorite drink is.  I’ll be leaving this post up all week and will officially close entries at 11:59 pm on Friday, November 2 (CST).

 

And now, for the cheesecake.

 

Butterscotch Cheesecake

Servings: 1 cheesecake

Ingredients

For the cheesecake:

For the crust:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used one sleeve of crackers, about 8 big ones and used my food processor to grind them-make sure you break them up a bit before putting them in the food processor-this helps a lot.)

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons (1/2 a stick) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

12 ounces butterscotch chips (I used one whole bag of Toll House butterscotch chips-wasn’t exactly 12 ounces,but it worked.)

1/4 cup heavy cream

16 ounces (two 8-ounce bricks) cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

4 large eggs, at room temperature

1 cup sour cream, at room temperature

2 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon vanilla

For the butterscotch sauce:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon (or so, to taste) flaky sea salt

1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (you can add more, to taste)

For the ganache:

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

 

Instructions

1. For the cheesecake:  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2. Lightly butter or spray a springform pan; set aside.

3. For the crust: In the bowl of your food processor, process the graham crackers until they are crumbled.  Add the flour and sugar and pulse until combined.

4. With the food processor running, slowly pour the melted butter down the feed tube and process until the mixture resembles coarse sand.

5. Using the back of a spoon or your fingers, gently press the crust into the prepared pan, allowing the crust to come up along the sides, about one-quarter of the height of the pan.

6. Bake the crust for about 15 minutes; set aside to cool.

7. For the filling: Meanwhile, in a heat-proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stir the butterscotch chips and heavy cream together until completely melted and smooth.  Remove the bowl from the heat.

8.In the bowl of your standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and brown sugar together on medium speed until smooth.

9.  Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition, scraping down the sides of the bowl frequently and as necessary.

10. With the mixer still on medium speed, add the sour cream, flour and vanilla, and mix until thoroughly combined.

11. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the butterscotch mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

12. Pour the filling into the springform pan and gently smooth the top.

13.  Fill a 2-quart baking pan (or a large roasting pan) halfway with water and place it on the bottom rack of the oven.

14. Place the cheesecake on the middle rack of the oven and bake for one hour.

15. Once an hour has passed, turn the oven off and keep the door closed.  Leave the cheesecake in the oven for one more hour.

16. Remove the cake from the oven and cool on a wire rack until it comes to room temperature.

17. Cover the cake tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

18. For the butterscotch sauce (this can be made in advance and gently reheated on either the stove or in the microwave when you are ready to drizzle it over the cheesecake.):  In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

19. Add the brown sugar, heavy cream, and salt, whisking until combined.  Bring the mixture to a slow boil and cook for about 5 minutes or so, whisking frequently.

20. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla, adjusting both the salt and the vanilla to your tastes.  Use as desired.

21. For the chocolate ganache: In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the cream to a very gentle simmer (do not boil!)

22.  While the cream is warming up, place your chocolate chips in a separate medium-sized bowl.

23.  Once the cream is hot, pour it over the chocolate and let sit for 1-2 minutes.

24.  Gently whisk the mixture until smooth.

25. Add the butter and continue to whisk until completely incorporated and smooth. (Again, this will begin to cool and thicken.  Use immediately or you can gently reheat it on the stove or in the microwave before drizzling-you may need to add additional cream to get it to have a runnier consistency.)

 

Sources:  Cheesecake from Food.com, butterscotch sauce from Smitten Kitchen, chocolate ganache from Annie’s Eats.

 

October 28, 2012 - 11:06 am

Nick VandenBroek - I prefer to drink my coffee freshly ground and served in a French Press. There is nothing like a fresh cup of coffee!!

October 28, 2012 - 11:08 am

Melinda - I like my coffee iced in the summer, with vanilla syrup, and hot with half-and-half in the winter, or if it’s around, a dollop of whipped cream. I would love to win this giveaway package!

October 28, 2012 - 11:21 am

Maureen - I love a vanilla coffee cooler. I also love to bake with instant coffee in brownies or anything with chocolate because it brings out the flavor of the chocolate. I also love tea especially a chai tea.

October 28, 2012 - 11:23 am

Courtney - Happy belated birthday to you! I’m so glad you’re loving your new city and new job! :)

This is the coziest giveaway I’ve ever seen. I’m a weirdo that mostly drinks my coffee iced, even when it’s cold outside.

October 28, 2012 - 11:25 am

Sally H - I LOVE my coffee pretty strong with just a bit of half and half. No sugar. If the coffee is weak, then I can take it black. Love your blog and the title is adorable. Happy birthday! :)

October 28, 2012 - 11:38 am

tammy fields - I love Hazelnut and Almond coffee! And I love Your Blogs!

October 28, 2012 - 11:40 am

Leslie - I like my coffeee with sugar and cream! :)

October 28, 2012 - 11:50 am

Pam - My husband is the big coffee drinker and he takes his coffee black with a shot of cream. I am the tea drinker and take my tea with milk.

October 28, 2012 - 11:56 am

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - This cake is beautiful! Love this idea!

October 28, 2012 - 11:57 am

CeCe - That cheesecake looks delicious. I like my coffee with a meal, preferably brunch. And I like out with plain half & half and sugar. No extra flavors usually.

October 28, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Ally - I like coffee, I love tea (both with a bit of half and half and some stevia), and I love that cheesecake. My sister’s boyfriend is a huge butterscotch fan, so I may make it for his birthday!

October 28, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Ellen Weaver - I like my coffee with a flavored creamer (hazelnut, vanilla) and no additional sugar. Helps me through the mornings and sometimes through late night studying! I also want to say that I adore your sight and the recipes you post. I’ve tried a few and they always turn out so well. I’m a veterinary student and it’s so inspiring to hear about all your moves and new job opportunities and how you still are able to take time to create delicious meals!

October 28, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Kara D - I love my coffee with milk and one Splenda!

October 28, 2012 - 12:22 pm

Brinna Boese - I love your website, love the pics and most of all love making the food! Really enjoyed your thoughts on giveaways and how so many people make you leave comments in different spots. I also find that annoying and kind of ridiculous. Thank you for always being so entertainingand congrats on an impressive year.

October 28, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Thelma - I don’t drink coffee or tea a lot but I live with coffee drinkers who drool with the sound of a coffee maker. My fave is warm apple cider with cinnamon ( I make my own apple cider! ). This give-away sounds fabulous – I hope I win.

October 28, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Lindsey S - I like iced coffee.

October 28, 2012 - 12:35 pm

face.847 - black, with a little cream :0)

October 28, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Alison - I confess, I totally come to your website for the content and recipes! :-) That said, I’ll enter your contest: I love my coffee with double cream.

October 28, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Lindsay {life and kitchen} - Yum, that cheesecake looks great! My husband likes coffee, but I’m more of a tea drinker. I like English Breakfast with cream and sugar. Yum :)

October 28, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Dori - French vanilla creamer and a little sugar does the trick. Awesome giveaway…thanks and happy bday!!!

October 28, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Alyssa - I like my coffee with skim milk and 3 spoonfuls of sugar!

October 28, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Sara - I don’t drink coffee but love the smell of fresh brewed and can stand in the coffee aisle at the grocery store for hours! I do love tea – ice cold in the summer and freshly brewed and piping hot in the winter. Straight up earl grey!

October 28, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Jessalyn - I love my morning coffee with a healthy “splash” of french vanilla creamer. Although, I’m definitely a sucker for the seasonal creamers as well. My favorites are pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha!

October 28, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Tom S - I am a coffee fanatic and actually get excited to go to bed at night just thinking about waking up to a hot cup of freshly ground and brewed coffee with French vanilla creamer.

October 28, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Kristen - Hey Shannon! What an amazing recipe… I might try this out for thanksgiving! I like my coffee with a shot of espresso, pure cane sugar, and cream :) and good luck with p90x…I did it this summer it’s intense but great!

October 28, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Erin@theLawStudentsWife - Congrats on a well-lived year and a very happy birthday to you!
Butterscotch is such an incredible and under-appreciated flavor. I can only imagine how heavenly it must be in this cheesecake!

Coffee is an integral part of my morning, and I love it steaming hot with cream and sweetener. And I would REALLY like to have a cup in that fuzzy bathrobe, lol. Fingers crossed!

October 28, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Mary Beth - what a FAB giveaway! I just started the Ten Minute Trainer, from the same guy that does P90X. I love my coffee extra hot with a splash of soy creamer or almond milk.

October 28, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Sarah - I love the smell of coffee, but I do not like to drink it. However, it is great with chocolate. I drink english breakfast tea without anything added when I need a little boost.

October 28, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Katie - That cheesecake has me drooling over here! I like my coffee with a little unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and if I am feeling naughty I add some sugar.

October 28, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Tamra - I like my coffee strong with a enough cream to lighten it to a warm toffee brown. :)

October 28, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Sam - black and strong!!

October 28, 2012 - 1:56 pm

angela - I love drinking my tea with nothing in it except occasionally some German Rock Sugar. My coffee, I love dark roast and black like my soul…mwahahhaa or something like that. J/K Seriously, black or with hazelnut creamer or a fancy coffee drink with caramel syrup and soy milk.

October 28, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Sydney - First off, I like my coffee strong. Not as strong as they serve it at Starbucks, but strong enough that it immediately wakes me up. Then I proceed to make it very unhealthy by dumping in exactly 2 sweetner packets, 3 heaping teaspoons of sugar, and milk, half-and-half, or heavy cream, whichever I happen to have on hand that day.

October 28, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Laura - I like strong coffee with a splash of half and half… unless it’s summer then I can drink iced coffee by the gallon

October 28, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Jennifer B - I like my coffee in the form of a latte! :)

October 28, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Melissa @ Kids in the Sink - I like my coffee very strong with whole milk and a little sugar. This giveaway is awesome!! And THANK YOU for giving us all one shot. I hate the “you can get 16 extra entries by doing…” blah blah blah. You’re so awesome!

October 28, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Tee - I like both my coffee and tea simple and straight. I make it really easy for everyone.

October 28, 2012 - 3:06 pm

MissKrys - lately – in the form of a pumpkin spice latte :)

usually – one raw sugar cube.

October 28, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Jenny - I like my coffee with milk in the morning, and black the rest of the day.

October 28, 2012 - 3:18 pm

Andrea S - I drink my coffee black, and my tea with lemon :)

October 28, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Kelly @ livelovepasta - I like my coffee strong, with skim milk and sugar. Also, Happy Birthday!!!

October 28, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Sharon - What an awesome recipe and giveaway. I like my coffee black!

October 28, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Rudy - I drink my cofee black ( I confess, I occassionally add flavored creamer when I crave for sweet ).

October 28, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Tara - Iced with milk!

October 28, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Cara - Milk and sugar, or some homemade pumpkin spice syrup!

October 28, 2012 - 3:44 pm

jenB - I like my coffee creamy and sweet. Sugar and half-n-half are the best, but I usually have to settle for milk and sugar because that’s usually what I have in the house.

October 28, 2012 - 3:53 pm

Pam - I love a good strong cup of black coffee, but not too bitter. One of the best I have tried is Starbuck’s Sumatran. Bold, but no icky bitterness!

October 28, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Sarah - I like my coffee black with a couple splenda’s added in. The bolder the better I say.

October 28, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Kristina - I love my coffee with a little dollop of agave and a splash of cream. I prefer dark, bold roasts to lighter roasts.

October 28, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Karen - black or with a splash of cream:)

October 28, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Jessie C. - I like my coffee with unsweetened soy milk.

October 28, 2012 - 4:37 pm

Barbara - I like my coffee bold with a bit of milk!

October 28, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Allison C - Happy Birthday! I like coffee that is flavored..with caramel or something else sinfully delicious. I don’t drink it often so when I do I go all out. That robe looks so comfy!

October 28, 2012 - 5:15 pm

Krista - I like my coffee with half n half most days, but sometimes I like to treat myself with a flavored creamer.

The Butterscotch Cheesecake looks AMAZING and I can’t wait to try it!

October 28, 2012 - 5:24 pm

delia - I like my tea straight up.

October 28, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Pat Y - I like my coffee with some skim milk and a teaspoon of sugar.

October 28, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Beth - What a great giveaway! I like my coffee strong, with a bit a milk and sugar.

October 28, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Jillian {Her Split Ends} - Yummm…i like my tea straight up…every now and then a little coffee with some cream ;)

Cheers
~ Jillian
http://www.hersplitends.com

October 28, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Brie - I like my coffee with a little sugar and soymilk.

October 28, 2012 - 6:02 pm

Jillian - I like my coffee with 1/2 and 1/2. And I bet I would love it with a slice of that cheesecake!!!

October 28, 2012 - 6:03 pm

karen - Dark roast coffee, piping hot and black.
thanks for the giveaway!
karenreichmann@hotmail.com

October 28, 2012 - 6:11 pm

BethAnne - I like half & half and Splenda in my coffee.

October 28, 2012 - 6:20 pm

Tiffany - This recipe looks amazing! I like my coffee with just a bit of sugar and a generous portion of cream… and, in the fall, a little bit of pumpkin spice to top it all off!

October 28, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Carrie - Happy belated! It sounds like it was a good one!

I agree with Alison, I’m here for the recipes, but since you’re giving things away… ;)

I drink chai, excessively, nearly every morning. On days that I’m not too lazy to wash my coffee pot and all it’s random pieces, I like my coffee (Alterra) fresh ground, strong, and with just enough sweet cream flavored creamer to alter the color (added before the coffee, so as to negate the need for a spoon).

And I can’t wait to make the cheesecake!

October 28, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Peggie - I like my coffee and tea straight up. No sugar, no flavoring, no milk and as fresh as possible.

October 28, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Chasity - I like my coffee iced Carmel & chocolate!

October 28, 2012 - 6:49 pm

angela - cheesecake looks great. the way i enjoy my keurig coffee with a splash of 2 pct milk

October 28, 2012 - 6:49 pm

a thiessen - i enjoy my tea with milk and a squirt of agave syrup

October 28, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Sarah DF - I drink my coffee with a decent amount of sugar and just a dash of milk. If I’m treating myself I’ll get a Mocha somewhere.

October 28, 2012 - 6:53 pm

Kim K. - I cannot function in the morning without coffee. Nothing better than a giant cup of strong, black coffee!
By the way, happy birthday, a little belated…

October 28, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Ashley H - I like mine with sugar and flavored creamer.

October 28, 2012 - 7:46 pm

MERCEDES - First of all, happy birthday! Second, these cheesecake looks phenomenal and my favorite way to drink my coffee is as a latte!

October 28, 2012 - 7:52 pm

Laurel - I like my coffee very very hot with a dollop of vanilla creamer.

October 28, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Kimberly Rasar - I like my coffee with lots and lots of caramel!!!

October 28, 2012 - 7:54 pm

Heather - I like my coffee bold! Even better with some cream and chocolate syrup!

October 28, 2012 - 8:26 pm

Louis - I like espresso with a little half & half.

October 28, 2012 - 8:27 pm

Meryl - Decaf espresso mixed with decaf hazelnut, very strong.

October 28, 2012 - 8:32 pm

Suzanne - I like my coffee black with 2 sugars.

October 28, 2012 - 8:39 pm

Candace - I like my coffee with cream

October 28, 2012 - 8:41 pm

Lisa - I like my coffee with lots of milk, and a shot of flavored syrup (my favorite is peppermint!)

October 28, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Christele - Love the cheesecake post, have been thinking of making a pumpkin version which would be delicious with the butterscotch sauce – and my daily cappuccino :-)

October 28, 2012 - 8:59 pm

Andrea - love my coffee with one sugar and milk :) ~ always plain coffee year round except for fall~love pumpkin and holiday season it’s gingerbread – the only flavored coffees I like :) happy birthday and love the recipe!

October 28, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Laurel - I prefer my coffee black and piping hot and I savor the mornings when I can leisurely sip it while reading my favorite magazines/books.

October 28, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Cailin - I only drink coffee on rare occasions, but I love tea. I’ve been drinking green tea for awhile, but before I abandoned caffeine, I loved a cup
(or many) of Barry’s, a tea I discovered living in Ireland, with the milk in first. And I can’t resist Earl Grey…the aroma alone is heavenly. Happy birthday, and happy year…love your recipes!

October 28, 2012 - 9:11 pm

Caroline - Happy Birthday! I only drink my coffee black and strong.

October 28, 2012 - 9:24 pm

Tiff - I love my coffee with a bit of cream and sugar. Great giveaway!

October 28, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Brandie - Happy Birthday! I like my coffee with lots of milk and sugar. Whipped cream is also an added bonus!

October 28, 2012 - 9:56 pm

Rebecca - Coffee with a touch of half and half!

October 28, 2012 - 10:10 pm

Raquel - I like my tea hot with a tiny bit of locally collected honey!

October 28, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Becki Barker - Happy Birthday!
I don’t drink coffee, but my favorite teas are Matte Latte and Rooibos Madagascar Vanilla and Egyptian Licorice. Just with a tiny bit of sugar (except the Egyptian licorice). So good. Especially as the weather cools off!

October 28, 2012 - 11:01 pm

Veronica - i like my coffee wtih half and half. but i also enjoy a cinnamon roll latte

October 28, 2012 - 11:04 pm

Seikojin - I like my coffee the way my wife does; full of flavor and a variety of choices. :)

October 28, 2012 - 11:10 pm

Lesley - I love coffee! I prefer mine with dessert…. :)

October 28, 2012 - 11:30 pm

Sarah - Love my coffee with just a touch of milk!

October 28, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Jenn D - Happy Belated Birthday!! A Vanilla Latte is my favorite coffee.

October 28, 2012 - 11:38 pm

Eve - I like my coffee with some honey and creamer. I usually have it with dessert or with fruits

October 28, 2012 - 11:47 pm

Andrew - If black, the only way I’ll drink it is when it’s made with a french press.
If not, I do like my white chocolate mochas.

October 29, 2012 - 12:15 am

Jordan D - I love coffee in so many different ways depending on the day. Hot days call for iced coffee with almond milk and stevia, whatever the flavor. Cold weather means black unsweetened hot coffee or with a little flavored sugar-free creamer and stevia (loving the Coffee Mate Pumpkin Spice right now!) or a peppermint mocha from Starbucks!

October 29, 2012 - 12:22 am

Daniela - I love hazelnut coffee with skim milk and sugar

October 29, 2012 - 12:38 am

Jo - Love flavored coffees! Especially Highlander Grogg – with a splash of cream.

October 29, 2012 - 12:42 am

Elena V - Happy Birthday and many more! Also, your cheesecake got me dreaming and I am planning a trip to the grocery in the morning to get the ingredients!

As for coffee, I love a freshly ground batch in my coffee-maker with a tad bit of heavy cream. Some mornings I get naughty and have a piece of pie or other dessert with my coffee for breakfast :)

October 29, 2012 - 1:37 am

Durga - I like a cupful of strong, hot n steaming traditional South Indian Filter Coffee, first thing in the morning, with the newspaper :D

October 29, 2012 - 2:20 am

Ofel - Coffee w/ cream and sometimes a dash of cinnamon. Iced tea w/ lemon during warm/hot summer afternoons.

October 29, 2012 - 2:31 am

valerie - double espresso.one sweetener.

October 29, 2012 - 2:51 am

Sharon - In memory of my grandma who kept a percolator on her southern stove all day, my favorite coffee is heavy and dark with lots of real cream and sugar.

October 29, 2012 - 2:56 am

Eve - I like my coffee with cream & sugar, and ready when I awake.

October 29, 2012 - 4:08 am

Amrita - Would you think it weird if I try and dunk my face in that gorgeous puddle of sweet?!

October 29, 2012 - 4:59 am

Cindy - I like to get up and grind my own beans then use a percolator coffee pot. Once the coffee is done brewing I top it with whip crean and sometimes cinnamon. Great start to my day !

October 29, 2012 - 7:14 am

Christine - I love me a chai tea latte!

October 29, 2012 - 7:17 am

Kristin B - I prefer my coffee in the form of lattes (skim milk and a random flavor), however drink it most often black. Nothing like starting off your morning with a good cup of coffee… :-)

October 29, 2012 - 7:24 am

Michelle - I liike my coffee black! Yum!

October 29, 2012 - 8:14 am

Amy L. - I like my coffee with a little milk in it, have given up the sugar I used to put in and it seems to have helped my waistline a bit :) Happy birthday!

October 29, 2012 - 8:14 am

Rob - Well, I like my sugar with coffee and cream!

October 29, 2012 - 8:44 am

Lacy - I love any kind of flavored coffee, black. So yummy and soothing.

October 29, 2012 - 9:20 am

latanya - I love my coffee with tons of creamer and a little bit of sugar.

October 29, 2012 - 9:26 am

Beth - I like my coffee with a dash of cream, brown sugar, and cinnamon!

October 29, 2012 - 9:50 am

Brookp - I like my coffee with some caramel vanilla creamer and that’s it. BTW, can’t wait to try that cheesecake!

October 29, 2012 - 10:00 am

Brenda - I like my coffee with just a smidge (ok, maybe more than a smidge) of either half and half or real cream. No sugar. Yum!

October 29, 2012 - 10:07 am

Rachel - Happy happy birthday!
I like my coffee with cream and sugar… Excellent way to start the day! Thanks so much for this chance to win!!

October 29, 2012 - 10:07 am

DJ - I like my coffee with cream and sugar and my tea, which i drink more often, preferably loose leaf with 1 tsp sugar/splenda :)

October 29, 2012 - 10:15 am

Joni - with cream and sugar, and preferably hazelnut. I’m equally happy to have some tea with milk and sugar.

October 29, 2012 - 10:33 am

Amy - Coffee with milk and sugar!

I am addicted to Annie’s Eats and decided to branch out and check out your blog from her link. Am I glad I did. A Giveaway AND that cheesecake jumping out at me on my first visit? Sold!

October 29, 2012 - 10:36 am

Ashley - I like my coffee black! What a great giveaway!

October 29, 2012 - 10:37 am

alaine - I like my coffee with Vanilla creamer and Splenda.
family74014 at gmail dot com

October 29, 2012 - 10:41 am

Lauren - I’m an only occasional coffee drinker but a daily tea drinker. I prefer my coffee and tea spiced with fall-time flavors!

October 29, 2012 - 10:43 am

Andrea - I like my coffee with a hint of milk, two sugars and a piece of your cheesecake!!
I also love espresso with a dollop of whipped cream and sugar :)
Thanks for the giveaway!!

October 29, 2012 - 11:15 am

Adrianna - The best way to have a cup of coffee is with vanilla soymilk. That’s it!

October 29, 2012 - 11:32 am

Brandy - Coffee with sweet cream creamer…yummy!

October 29, 2012 - 11:35 am

Melanie - I like my coffee sweet with flavored creamers or syrups and milk.

October 29, 2012 - 11:46 am

Trish - I like a latte with nonfat milk and vanilla and caramel syrup. (sigh)

October 29, 2012 - 11:50 am

Julie - my husband likes is with a litte bit of sugar
thanks

October 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Cara - I love tea! All kinds, though especially English Breakfast with a splash of milk and a cube of sugar. Also love love love chai lattes and vanilla lattes. Happy belated Birthday :)

October 29, 2012 - 12:12 pm

cara - I have to say I’m not a coffee drinker– love hot chocolate in any variety and iced sweet tea of course as well!

October 29, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Elaine - Cream and lots of sugar, almost like a wakeup dessert!

October 29, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Christine - On weekdays I always drink chai tea with a bit of milk and brown sugar. On weekends my hubby brews a big pot of coffee, which I drink with milk and sugar.

October 29, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Jane - Every morning, I have strong coffee with a splash of milk. Unfortunately, once you get used to gritty, sludgy teachers’ lounge coffee, everything else seems weak!

October 29, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Carrie M. - Piping hot, with lots of cream and sugar! :)

October 29, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Hannah - Lately, I have been drinking my coffee black. I used to weigh it down with sugar and cream, but I have a new-found respect for a fresh pot of brewed coffee with nothing added. Perhaps this is because I recently found a coffee shop in my town that sells grounds for the most savory flavors. Unfortunately, my coffee pot is on the fritz so it has been a while since I enjoyed such a delicacy.

October 29, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Andrianna - I brew my coffee with a cinnamon stick in the grounds, it’s very tasty! I usually drink it with sweetener and no milk, but this time of year I skip the sweetener and add a large splash of eggnog :)

October 29, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Emilie VEE - Happy belated birthday! I like my coffee with steamed milk and a bit of chocolate sauce — aka, in mocha form.

October 29, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Marissa Kubinski - I like my coffee with skim milk and a little bit of sugar.

October 29, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Sara - I only drink coffee a couple of times each year, but my husband really likes coffee. My favorite drink is water, but hot chocolate and hot apple cider are great as a treat when it gets cold! :)

October 29, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Nicole O - I love my coffee with cream.. or maybe it’s more “I love my cream with coffee”.. something like that ;)

Great giveaway!

October 29, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Nicole - I love cold brewed iced coffee – would be perfect with a nice slice of that beautiful cheesecake!!

October 29, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Cristina C. - I like my coffee with milk and no sugar, or otherwise with a flavored creamer. It really depends on the mood i’m in; sometimes I like it black! And I love butterscotch, so thank you for the recipe!

October 29, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Sara P. - I like my coffee black!

October 29, 2012 - 3:54 pm

Julie - Graduate school turned me into a black coffee drinker. Morning and afternoon, please!

October 29, 2012 - 4:02 pm

Sandy - I like my coffee black, with a side of donut :)

October 29, 2012 - 4:09 pm

April - I like my coffee hot, with a bit of almond milk and currently I’m loving homemade pumpkin syrup with it.

October 29, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Winnie - The way my hubby makes it for me: cream, no sugar.

October 29, 2012 - 5:11 pm

Samantha - Happy Birthday! For me there is nothing better than hot coffee with 1/2 and 1/2 and a healthy dash of cinnamon!

October 29, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Cindy - I like my coffee with a little 1/2 and 1/2 and raw sugar. And, with dessert, too!

October 29, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Mary - I like my coffee black or with a little bit of milk, but never with sugar.

October 29, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Haley - What an amazing giveaway! I like my coffee with half and half (or cream is even better!) and a little sugar.

October 29, 2012 - 6:09 pm

Shannon - I like my coffee just above lukewarm with some half and half. Tastes good with friends or when you’re on your own :)

October 29, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Nicole - I drink my coffee black! This giveaway is awesome!

October 29, 2012 - 7:03 pm

pumpkinpie - Congratulations on your dream job! I like my coffee with foamed milk and splenda.

October 29, 2012 - 7:14 pm

Jen - Coffee fresh and strong with a splash of real half and half. Mmm.

October 29, 2012 - 7:25 pm

Grace - I’m not a fan of coffee but I do love a delicious pumpkin spice latte!

October 29, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Melanie - I like my coffee Black; freshly ground in a French press.

October 29, 2012 - 8:36 pm

Brenda Meyers - I love flavored coffee with flavored creamer and vanilla flavored splenda added for sweetness. The richer the better!

October 29, 2012 - 8:50 pm

Jeanne ODonnell - I love, love, love coffee. I like mine with splenda and just about any flavor of the month creamer.

October 29, 2012 - 8:53 pm

Betsie - I like my coffee with lots of cream and sugar. Yum!

October 29, 2012 - 9:56 pm

Sue - I like my coffee to be made from fair trade beans, served with a touch of soy creamer, and accompanied by a delicious breakfast (made by my husband, of course)!

October 29, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Jerry - I take my coffee with a dollop of honey and a splash of cinnamon.

October 29, 2012 - 10:34 pm

Marjie - I like my coffee black. I like your website. Love your vodka pasta recipe. Congrats on your new job city and condo. Launched! Yay!

October 29, 2012 - 10:54 pm

Anna - YUMMMM COFFEEE….this honestly looks like the most awesome cheesecake giveaway combo ever. If I win this I will have a freshly brewed cup in one of those cute mugs and make sure to make the cheesecake :D

October 29, 2012 - 10:55 pm

Emmanuel - I love to make my wife a cup in bed with milk and sugar

October 29, 2012 - 10:56 pm

meredith - I love coffee! My fav is pumpkin spice!

October 29, 2012 - 10:57 pm

Ashley - i like local fresh ground coffee with just a hint of creamer. and if i needed a little extra pick me up a little bit of whip cream :)

October 30, 2012 - 6:03 am

Becky Fletchall - I like coffee many different ways. Sometimes with a flavored creamer, sometimes black, sometimes, I like to put a package of hot chocolate mix into it. You have a great blog, and one of the few people who put a pan of water in the oven when you make cheesecake. Nothing is worse than trying to do a water bath.

October 30, 2012 - 7:53 am

Paige - Cream & sugar, please. Thanks so much, Shannon!

October 30, 2012 - 8:44 am

BrendaB - Happy Birthday! I don’t drink coffee, I’m a tea drinker, but my husband and son drink it. Lately their favorite way to make it is in the French press. So easy!

October 30, 2012 - 8:57 am

Reba So - Iced coffee with toffee nut syrup, topped off with soy milk….so delicious!!!

October 30, 2012 - 9:06 am

Mattie Pontecorvo - Latte with VT maple syrup!!!! Happy Birthday!

October 30, 2012 - 9:15 am

Emily H - Black please! Maybe a little milk if its a particularly acidic bean. But NEVER sugar. *shudder*

October 30, 2012 - 9:34 am

Roxy - I drink my coffee with cream!

October 30, 2012 - 9:47 am

Michelle - I’m on a French Vanilla coffee kick and I love it with cream and sugar.

October 30, 2012 - 10:03 am

Carol - I like my coffee black.

October 30, 2012 - 10:13 am

Shannon C - Just a little bit of cream in it. From a fellow Shannon.

October 30, 2012 - 11:05 am

Amy R - I like black cold press coffee!

October 30, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Danielle - I’ve recently quit Dunkin Donuts coffee in an effort to save a few bucks during the week, so I make my coffee with skim milk and splenda, and a splash of sugar free flavored coffee mate (I’m anxiously awaiting the seasonal Amaretto creamer!)

October 30, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Kim - I am a hot tea with cream girl in the morning and a cafe americano girl in the afternoon!
Happy belated birthday and good luck with P90X!

October 30, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Heidi Turcotte - I love my coffee dark with lots of sugar!

October 30, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Greta - I honestly love my coffee black. As a special treat with my tea I like just a little bit of milk or honey. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

October 30, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Cathy - I love my coffee strong and sweet (like my men :) ) with a touch of sugarfree vanilla creamer! YUMM!!! Love your blog!

October 30, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Jenny - I like my coffee with lots of cream and lots of sugar – and my absolute favourite is my coffee first thing in the morning before the kids wake up – pure bliss!!!

October 30, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Throuthehaze - I like my coffee iced, sweet, and flavored with caramel and mocha

October 30, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Dinah - I like my coffee with a splash of half and half.

October 30, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Alyssa H - I like my coffee with plenty of flavored coffee creamer!

October 30, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Martha - I like my coffee PERIOD! Depending on my mood, I enjoy a swirl of whipped cream and a shake of cinnamon in a freshly brewed cup of Arabica coffee.

October 30, 2012 - 7:24 pm

Clara - Happy Birthday! I am so glad you are enjoying your new job.

While I don’t drink coffee, I do drink herbal teas. My favorite, though, is soymilk hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows from our little coffee shop in town.

October 30, 2012 - 9:08 pm

Amy - I love my coffee very hot with some 1/2 & 1/2. I will usually have hazelnut if available.

October 30, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Rachel - The cheesecake looks heavenly. I like a dark roast coffee with just a hint of sugar and a drop of cream. Real cream. Yum.

October 30, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Millie - I like mine black – just like my grandpa recommended.

October 30, 2012 - 10:43 pm

Alex - Strong coffee with skim milk, and I almost always like it better when I make it at home. I prefer my tea to be black tea with skim milk in it the way my British grandmother always drinks it

October 30, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Meg - I love coffee SO MUCH! I’ll take mine just plain ole black!

October 31, 2012 - 12:12 am

marybeth i - I go back and forth between coffee and tea. I love hazelnut coffee and chai tea

October 31, 2012 - 12:17 am

Henny - I love tea- anyway I can get it! Coffee- with sugar and cream.

October 31, 2012 - 12:46 am

Erin {Lemon Sugar} - Love breakfast blends with a bit of half and half. :-)

October 31, 2012 - 12:49 am

Erin {Lemon Sugar} - Love breakfast blends with a bit of half and half or cream. Love that robe!

October 31, 2012 - 3:51 am

Molly - I live off Pioneer Woman’s cold-pressed coffee concentrate for my iced coffee/ iced lattes, but I also make a small pot of fresh brewed hot coffee now and again. I’ve got about six different sugar free flavored syrups I rotate through, and a pint of fat free half and half in my fridge at all times. Coffee makes the world go ’round. And that bathrobe looks amazing. :)

October 31, 2012 - 4:17 am

Summer Brooks - I drink my coffee black on ice….yeah its odd but I gave up creamers and artificial sweeteners for health reasons…now they r just a treat :) The “on ice” part is just so I can drink it faster lol

October 31, 2012 - 9:58 am

Jan - I like my coffee black and strong – and I love the sound of this cheesecake!

October 31, 2012 - 10:29 am

Candice - I like my coffee black: no cream, no sugar and strong. But as a treat, a vanilla soy cappucino can’t be beat.

October 31, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Beckie McKinnon - Love my coffee dark roast w milk and sugar!

October 31, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Lisa Brockman-Martin - Getting up at 2am requires strong coffee with a smidge of half & half – and I couldn’t live without my Keurig that doesn’t wake up the entire house at that hour!!

October 31, 2012 - 1:16 pm

natalie@thesweetslife - happy birthday!! it HAS been a big year for you!

thanks for the giveaway (can we throw this cheesecake in the giveaway too?! YUM! :))–i like my coffee with sugar & cream…I’m a wimp with black coffee!

October 31, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Liz N. - I follow the Paleo Diet so I drink my coffee with coconut milk (not the carton kind, but rather from the can). If you love P90X, I think you should consider trying out CrossFit! The community is so awesome and it’s so much more fun working out with a group. Thanks for the chance to win!

October 31, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Shayna R. - I have become a bit of a coffee connoisseur over the last year and enjoy trying different types (which is why a Keurig would be so nice to have). I didn’t like coffee very much up until the last year but after trying several kinds, I found I have a taste for dark roast coffee. I like it with a splash of half and half. I think before figuring that out, I was trying cheap, medium roast coffee that was available at conferences, events, etc. and that’s why I didn’t enjoy it! I love Millstone’s Espresso Roast coffee – definitely a favorite of mine!

Thanks for the opportunity to win! It sounds like my food philosophy and habits are very similar to yours so I will absolutely be a new regular of your blog. What a great source of ideas and information!

October 31, 2012 - 10:06 pm

Esther - Hello, I like my coffee many different ways. I love iced coffee, with cream and sugar or with bailey’s, kahlua or amarula on a cold wintery night. I learned to love coffee as it helps relieve my migraines:)

October 31, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Cheryl C - I always joke that I like coffee the same way I like men…..dark and strong!

October 31, 2012 - 10:18 pm

Justin - I like my coffee strong with a small amount of cream. Never any sugar!

October 31, 2012 - 10:34 pm

Kimberly W - Tea, chia or passion.

November 1, 2012 - 1:53 am

Val - I mostly drink my coffee black, but enjoy playing with different flavored coffees. My favorite way to enjoy it is sitting on my back patio with a freshly brewed hot cup in the morning and watching my dogs frolic in the yard.

November 1, 2012 - 2:06 am

Christina M - I like my coffee with half and half. Though now I’d really like this cheesecake with it as well.

November 1, 2012 - 2:17 am

Julie - My coffee has to have some sort of creamer…vanilla or hazelnut.

November 1, 2012 - 6:09 am

Linda - Happy Birthday to you! You have accomplished so much in your 32 years. But I am sorry your heart was broken a couple of times. Keep in mind that those experiences are in your “file” of what you like and don’t like for when the real love of your life comes along. It will happen, I assure you of that! As for me, I really like coffee especially when my husband makes it; but I love tea. I love my tea so strong that I leave the tea bag in it. I wrap the stupid string around the handle so it just bobs away dunking even more of its powers to keep me wired for the day. Thank you for offering these gifts. Oh, and the cheesecake is on my Thanksgiving menu.

November 1, 2012 - 8:37 am

michelle - Coffee’s best with milk and a cookie on the side.

November 1, 2012 - 10:10 am

Rebecca - I like my coffee with a little milk and some sweet ‘n low!

November 1, 2012 - 10:25 am

Jessica E - I take my coffee with half and half and sugar. I can’t wait to try the cheesecake!

November 1, 2012 - 10:34 am

Danielle T - i like my coffee very sweet with lots of sugar

November 1, 2012 - 12:01 pm

Christina G - I love hazelnut or French vanilla coffee, but mostly I’m a tea drinker! Chai tea is my new obsession! That cheesecake is definitely going to be next on my list of things to make!

November 1, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Jill C - I like my coffee light with milk and 2 Splenda…or a nice pour of Pumpkin Spice creamer! :) Happy Birthday!

November 1, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Jen W. - I drink my coffee light and sweet, with sugar and half-and-half.

November 1, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Desirae - Happy belated birthday! I love flavored coffee creamers (combo of 1 vanilla, 1 hazelnut). A cup of coffee with those and two splendas, and I am a happy girl!

November 1, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Theresa Sea - I love peppermint tea with honey. YUM!

November 1, 2012 - 2:10 pm

cheryl - I like my coffe strong with cream. But I have been indulging lately in Bailys irish cream creamer……yum!

November 1, 2012 - 3:21 pm

Lindsey - Coffee: freshly ground with a hint of sugar and fresh cream. Chai tea: same exact way.

I love butterscotch and can’t wait to make this cake! Thank you.

November 1, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Bernie - I take my coffee strong and black with a dash of cinnamon :)

November 1, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Amy Eicher - I drink my coffee with a tsp of sugar and a splash of cream!

November 1, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Amy - coffee with plenty of cream and sugar!

November 1, 2012 - 5:31 pm

Amberle - I am so glad that someone shares my opinion about additional entries for posting on a million different social networking sites. Anyway…

Every morning when I arrive at the office and before I get anywhere near going into the lab, I make French pressed coffee from light roast beans. My friend and I like to purchase recently roasted beans, and we take turns grinding them with a hand cranked grinder. Everyone in the office thinks that we’re nuts, but the coffee is awesome. I normally drink it with a teaspoon of cream, but I enjoy it black.

November 1, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Chris - I enjoy my coffee fresh brewed from my espresso machine with egg nog ( nothing else)frothed and one teaspoon sugar.

November 1, 2012 - 6:41 pm

stylefriendly - Coffee with plenty of milk and sugar.

November 1, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Mallory - I only take milk in my coffee :) NO SUGAR!!!

November 1, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Lindsey B - I like my coffee black :) and from a new keurig!

November 1, 2012 - 11:44 pm

Erica - I love my coffee with a little bit of chocolate and a dash of cinnamon.

November 2, 2012 - 5:03 am

Catherine - It’s all about location: At work, grande skinny latte. At home, milky in my mug that says “30 is the new flirty”! Happy Birthday!

November 2, 2012 - 8:08 am

Michelle B - I like mine with a tsp of sugar and a little vanilla creamer!

November 2, 2012 - 10:19 am

Irene - That cheesecake looks stunning!

I like a medium roast coffee with stevia and milk, creamer, non-dairy, anything to make it a light brown.

November 2, 2012 - 11:14 am

Kelsey - I like good, strong coffee with just a splash of cream. And what a great giveaway–cheesecake, coffee, a Keurig, mugs, AND a bathrobe? Holy cow!

November 2, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Sarah - Vanilla creamer and sugar. Although, Starbucks’ skinny vanilla lattes are actually my favorite thing ever!

November 2, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Erin G - I love my hazelnut coffee with a hearty splash of half & half!

November 2, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Pat - Im more of a tea drinker, and I like a splash of cream and a stevia

November 2, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Nichole - Well, it depends on the season or mood, I suppose, when it comes to my coffee preference. I like it black and strong – so espresso rules. Summer: iced americano. Winter and needing a treat: cafe mocha.
I do like a green or peppermint tea every once in a while!

Thanks for the contest entry!
Love your recipes!

November 2, 2012 - 2:32 pm

Dayna - I like strong coffee with half & half and a little sugar.

November 2, 2012 - 2:32 pm

Mandy Blank - My husband is the coffee drinker in our house. He takes his with just a little bit of creamer, no sugar.

November 2, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Becky - Just a little sweetner

November 2, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Carmen - Happy Belated Birthday! I like strong coffee with a little cream.

November 2, 2012 - 7:18 pm

Dawn Mottlow - I like my coffee with the flavor cream of whatever season we are in!

November 2, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Katelyn Spencer - Half very strong coffee, half steamed skim milk. :)

November 2, 2012 - 10:37 pm

Sara Walker - I like my coffee with seasonal creamer (pumpkin spice right now) or just plain half-and-half!

November 2, 2012 - 10:41 pm

Erica Religioso - I like my coffee warm with cream any time of the year but especially when it is cold outside. I like coffee first thing in the morning and with dessert. I also enjoy tea – peppermint and chai tea are my faves.
Happy belated birthday to you! I love your blog and enjoy making the recipes. I anxiously await your posts for new recipes to try.

November 2, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Yvette Novak - Glad you had a wonderful birthday. I think maybe you’re the one that deserves to
win this Millstone Coffee giveaway. Sounds like you deserve some relaxation :)

I like my coffee freshly ground, with just a splash of fat free half and half.

November 3, 2012 - 12:13 am

Rachel Theis - I like my tea like this: chai tea latte with a spoonful of sugar and a bit of cocoa powder. The tastes complement each other so subtly and so well. When I do drink coffee, I like it sweet and creamy with a lot of flavor.

November 3, 2012 - 5:40 am

Patty Brown - I’m totally hooked on ice tea. I also love hot cocoa during our long Maine winters.
Pick me, pick me, pick me! (Sorry, I’m the secretary at an elementary school…I sometimes take it home with me, hehe).

November 3, 2012 - 8:48 am

Karra Lantz - I only serve coffee to guest as it isn’t my hot drink of choice. I am a tea drinker. My favorite way to have my tea is with a friend, using my grandmother’s china tea cups. First I put a little milk put in the cup then then with my silver tea strainer pour steaming tea from one of my mother’s tea pots into the cups that hold many special memories to build new memories with a dear friend.

Thank you for your blog. I turn here whenever I’m looking for a new recipe to share.

November 3, 2012 - 11:16 am

Lee - I like my coffee black!

November 3, 2012 - 11:19 pm

cookingrookie - Happy Birthday! That’s a gorgeous cake :-).
I usually prefer black tea, but cofee with Irish cream and ice cream is also pretty good :-)

November 4, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Ann Y. - Oh, can’t believe I just found the site and will miss out on the drawing. Oh, well…I like my coffee with a little bit of cream, and enjoy a local blend called Jazzy Java. Would love to own a Keurig someday, but for now I use my Melita one cup drip …makes one perfect cup of coffee for me. Happy Birthday – enjoy the year ahead. I will check back now that I have found your great site !

November 6, 2012 - 8:15 am

Francesca - I like my coffee with half and half and simple syrup! Yummy!

November 7, 2012 - 10:17 am

Anne - My husband and I are huge coffee fans and he finally convinced me to start drinking my coffee black a few years ago. So good and you can really taste the flavor of the coffee – I can never go back to cream and sugar!

November 8, 2012 - 2:39 pm

annie - Love my coffee in the morning, with some milk, no sugar. I will sometimes have some flavored coffees, but will drink green tea in the evenings so I will have no trouble sleeping at night. Happy birthday, and the very best of luck in your new job, your new home, and your new life.

November 8, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Alice - My husband (a non-coffee guy) bought me an espresso machine for a birthday gift. I enjoy a single shot latte every morning.

November 12, 2012 - 7:26 pm

Shanly - I love flavored creamers! Pumpkin is my favorite! :)

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