Welcome to my virtual kitchen!

I hope you enjoy your visit here, whether it’s your first time or your 30th. I first started sharing my recipes as Facebook Notes, until my friends began asking how they could share them with their friends; so I gathered my courage and tiptoed into the world of blogging via Tumblr. As interest in my blog started “cooking,” my wonderful hubby set me up at WordPress with my own domain. (All the content from my previous blog moved here as well.) Let me know what you think, and be sure to bookmark it for future reference!

My other hobby, scrapbooking, is also documented at WordPress here.

The Bookworm

I recently started a new job in the mail center of a large insurance company. One of the perks of working on this huge campus is the Cadence Coffee shop in the main building. My favorite of their fall specialty drinks is called The Scholar, which is warm and comforting and….not coffee (!) Since I knew I’d go broke if I indulged myself every day, I created my own adaptation 🍵

For each serving, you’ll need:

  • 8 oz steaming water
  • 1 bag Earl Gray tea (I prefer the double bergamot version)
  • 1 shot maple spice coffee syrup
  • 2 oz steamed and/or frothed milk or oat milk

Brew tea, then add shot and stir, topping with milk. Brilliant!