Make French Press Coffee Right At Home! @Folgers #Folgers #Ad

    There's just something about making a hot cup of coffee right at home that makes it taste all that much better.  I love it when the delicious aroma of my Folgers Coffeehouse Blend permeates through the whole house.  Not to mention the fact that it also saves me a ton of money since I'm not purchasing my coffee at expensive coffee shops.  Recently, I have been experimenting with different ways to prepare my morning coffee and I stumbled upon the French Press.     A French Press is a brewing apparatus that extracts coffee from the grounds through a process where you "bloom" or steep your coffee in boiling water.  It is a favorite among coffee aficionados because it has a strong, true coffee flavor since the coffee to water ratio is higher in every cup.  Most Hispanic households love to drink their coffee strong so I immediately knew that preparing my coffee this way would immediately catapult me back to my childhood in Spain.   … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Coffee Truffles @Folgers #Folgers #Ad

    If you are a longtime reader you probably know that I am obsessed with coffee!  I think that my love affair with Java began when I was a little girl and I helped my grandmother make it every morning for breakfast.  The delicious scent of it filled the entire kitchen and signaled the beginning of the day as well as great things ahead.  Ever since I can remember, I was allowed to sip from her cup and even dip my bread in it.  It is still one of my fondest memories up until this day and every single time that I drink my morning cup of Folgers coffee.     Fast forward to the present and now my sons are also taking sips from my coffee cup every so often.  They remind me so much of those stolen moments with my grandmother during my childhood.  This has also inspired me to start learning about other ways that I could incorporate my Folgers coffee into new recipes.  After all, I love its taste and it would be a dream come true … [Read more...]

Coffee Yogurt Smoothie Recipe @Folgers #Folgers #Ad

    I think when most people think of smoothie recipes, they imagine that you take fruits or vegetables and blend them together with a few other ingredients and, voila!  Most of my friends are obsessed with iced coffee drinks or blended coffee drinks that they spend an insane amount of money buying at major coffee retailers.  The frugal girl in me likes to make these at home and I have been trying to create a delicious coffee smoothie recipe with my Folgers coffee for quite some time.     You would be surprised how inexpensive and convenient it can be to make your own yummy coffee beverages.  With just a few simple ingredients, you can even make them in the morning and take them with you on-the-go.  This is a huge deal for me because mornings in our house tend to be extremely hectic with me getting ready for work and the kids getting ready for school.       Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to spend making elaborate … [Read more...]

Tips For Making “Me Time” A Priority That Include Coffee! ​#CoffeeRoutine #Pmedia #Ad

*This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®​,​ The J.M.Smucker Company, White Wave,​and Truvia Natural Sweetener, b​ut all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CoffeeRoutine h​ttp://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV     This week has been like most weeks in that I am incredibly busy and and don't have much time in my schedule for "Me time."  However, having a full-time career and taking care of a family is exhausting.  It is important for me to be kind to myself and steal a few precious moments here and there to recharge whenever possible.  From as far back as I can remember, enjoying a good cup of coffee has always been part of any ritual that involves me having a few quiet minutes of reflection and peace.     Believe it or not, creating "Me time" is something that I have learned to perfect over the years.  I've noticed that most moms like me have a lot of trouble slowing down long enough to stop and … [Read more...]

The Perfect Last Minute Stocking Stuffer At Dunkin’ Donuts! @DunkinDonuts #Giveaway #Ad

    If you are a procrastinator like I am, you are scrambling at the last minute trying to get everything ready for the holidays.  This year, I think I've done a little better than previous years because I've actually purchased most of the gifts for the kids.  However, I still have to finish up shopping for my husband's gift because he is more difficult to shop for than most.     He has to get up very early every morning and he always enjoys a cup of coffee to get him going and to start his day.  This made me realize that the perfect gift and last minute stocking stuffer for him is right in front of my face at Dunkin' Donuts.  After all, he practically spends half of his life there anyway so, why not?     Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the Metro NY area are selling The Dunkin' Donuts Holiday Coffee Card. This card provides guests with 10 large hot coffees or teas for $15.99. This is the perfect last minute gift or stocking … [Read more...]

Enjoy A Great Cup Of Coffee This Holiday Season! @KrupsUSA #Giveaway #Ad

      We love coffee in this family and the holidays are the perfect time to brew some up for the rest of our loved ones who are visiting.  As you all know, coffee enthusiasts are very meticulous about their brew and they recognize good java when they smell it and when they taste it.  The same goes in our home and I know that when everyone here is united to celebrate the holiday season, I better have some good coffee for them to enjoy.     This Christmas, I will be waking everyone up to open their presents with some delicious coffee from my new KRUPS SAVOY EC314 Coffee Maker.  Since it boasts a 12 Cup Glass Carafe, I don't have to worry about running out while everyone is downing cup after cup and having a great time enjoying each other's company.       Also, its Keep Warm Function allows me to keep coffee warm for up to 4 hours at three different temperature options and has a thermo-sensor that ensures the … [Read more...]

Make Café Con Chocolate Using The Ninja Coffee Bar! @NinjaKitchen #Giveaway #Ad

    It's amazing how comforting a good cup of coffee can be during the fall when the weather starts to get cool.  Just when I thought that I couldn't love coffee anymore than I already do, the Ninja Coffee Bar™ brewer changed everything for the better.  It literally transforms all of my favorite ground coffee into something richer than just black.  The best part is that I can also use it to make my favorite iced drinks with just the touch of a button.     It's no surprise that Sofia Vergara loves it too because it allows her to recapture the memories of the smooth, rich coffee that she grew up loving in her native Colombia.  The Ninja Coffee Bar™ with Auto-iQ™ One-Touch Intelligence lets you enjoy hot coffee with incredible flavor richness and in any size you want: a cup, travel mug, half carafe or full carafe.  This is especially convenient since you sometimes just want to enjoy a single cup alone or make a carafe to share with family … [Read more...]

Celebrate Little Moments With NESCAFÉ® Clásico™! #MomentoNESCAFE #Giveaway @NESCAFELatino #Ad

    Life has a tendency of moving at a very fast pace.  We often get caught up in trying to keep up with the race and don't spend enough time slowing down long enough to appreciate every single moment.  While most of us stop to celebrate the big events in our lives, like weddings and birthdays, we rarely commemorate the small victories and precious little events that sprinkle our lives.     This is especially true when it comes to marriage, especially when you have kids.  Couples can get preoccupied with working and raising a family and don't always take the time out to enjoy each other's company for stolen moments.  My husband and I have decided to appreciate life moment by moment just because and not due to being obligated to do so on special occasions.  It's our way of expressing our love and letting each other know that we matter in our relationship.      Enjoying a cup of NESCAFÉ® Clásico ™ with my sweetheart makes these simple moments even more enjoyable.  It has been a … [Read more...]

Start The New Year Right With Dunkin’ Donuts! @DunkinDonuts ( #NYC #Giveaway ) #Ad

      It's hard to believe that the holidays have come and gone so quickly.  There is so much preparation that goes into making them special for our loved ones that it's exhausting when they are finally over.  Now that it's time to clean everything up and get back into the swing of regular, everyday life, I could use a good cup of coffee to get me going.     Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the Metro NY area are selling Coffee Coupon Cards. These cards give the guest 10 large hot coffees or teas for $14.99.  I don't know about you but I could use being able to save a little money and know that I am getting delicious coffee in the process.  It's so convenient to just use the card and walk out with a steaming cup on my way to work.     You can check out the selection of coffees and teas that are available at your local Dunkin' Donuts by visiting their website.  Also, make sure that you connect with them on Twitter and Facebook to learn about their current offers and promotions. … [Read more...]

Busy Moms Keep Going With @Keurig #JustBrewIt #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Keurig. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.        My day can be pretty hectic.  If I told you everything that I do within a 24 hour period, you probably wouldn't even believe me.  Between getting my boys ready for school, teaching middle school students, blogging, running a household and driving my kids to all their activities I can barely keep my eyes open sometimes.  I like to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee in the morning to start my day off on the right foot but I just don't have the time to change filters and measure out spoonfuls of coffee.     This is exactly why Keurig is the perfect brewer for a busy and independent mom like myself.  You see, I can make a a delicious cup of coffee, tea, cocoa and a variety of other beverages less than 60 seconds and at the push of a button.  I'm not kidding, if I had to do anything more than that to get … [Read more...]