Starbucks Frappachinos

I am in love with the mocha cookie frappe that Starbucks has going on! I wasn’t a frappe person until it got hot and needed a quick pick-me-up. Now it’s my go to drink when I feel I need to reward myself!

Try it! You will be glad you did!



Panera Bread

I love this place! I love the food they serve, what they stand for ( giving their leftovers to soup kitchens and homeless shelters, everything is fresh tasting, they have a loyalty card ( sometimes you get free food), and their pick 2 menu options! They are wonderful! Im in love with their bakers items! I can get pastries that I don’t normally see anywhere else.

Stop on by and give it a try!



Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies


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Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies ~ Annie's Cooking Lab

I made these cookies for the first time earlier this winter for a holiday party. Since then I’ve made them for several other occasions and they’ve been a huge hit each time. Even though I don’t drink coffee regularly, I do love the flavor of espresso in baked goods- especially if it’s paired with dark chocolate and coconut. Lots of good flavors are happening in these Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies!

While I certainly don’t mind baking ‘fussy’ cookies most of the time, it is nice to have a few recipes on hand that are quick to pull together. There’s no chilling of dough or finicky measurements required for these cookies, just mix and bake. I think they’d also be delicious with some toasted walnuts added to the dough.

Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbl. espresso powder
  • 1…

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Ever since I have discovered this amazing desert I haven’t been able to go back! It is absolutely amazing! It is so rich and smooth! I love the chocolate. But there are other flavors. It makes finals week much more durable.

Best of all it’s made by Haagen-Dazs, my favorite ice cream company!!! So grab a spoon and dig in! It’s time to indulge!



Don’t you just love the smell of fresh baked muffins in the morning. The smell of sweet bread puts a smile on my face. My favorites are blueberry, chocolate chip, and pumpkin. I want to further explore the world of muffins so please send me your recipes by posting them on my blog or look for me on Facebook as Kaitlyn Frausto. I want to know what your muffin fix is! Happy eating!!!