Technology, y’all.

Sometimes it gets the best of you. We had some web hosting issues, but we’re up and running again. I unfortunately lost all my past posts and didn’t have everything backed up, so I’m starting from scratch.

Lesson learned, but I’m okay with it now. 🙂 It’s like a fresh start! I finally found time to sit down and work on the blog again. I will work on re-posting old recipes that I had up while, of course, throwing in new ones.

You might notice that I’ve added a new page – Some of you may or may not know that I do in fact take cake/cupcake orders – even French macarons when I’m feeling risky. For my Dallas-Fort Worth readers, this page is for you! I’ve included pricing, flavors and some pictures of sweet treats that I’ve done.

While I might not have a food recipe for you, I do have a simple cold brew coffee concentrate recipe that will help get you through the impending work week. I like to use the Cafe du Monde coffee, I do want to make this with Blue Bottle coffee from back home – I just need to get my hands on a bag or two of their coffee. (Anyone reading this from back home, please send me some!) The ratio is simple of 2 parts water to 1 part coffee grounds. Below is the big batch I make up to last us the week.

Do note, if you’re not wanting to make such a big batch, just follow the 2:1 ratio and you can easily do this in a french press.


Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate



  • 4 cups ground coffee
  • 8 cups water


  1. In a big pitcher (the one I have is about 2 quarts), dump in your coffee and pour the water on top
  2. Mix together with a wooden spoon. I try to get the coffee grounds all mixed in with the water as much as I can
  3. Cover the pitcher with saran wrap and set aside on your countertop to get happy for about 8-12 hours
  4. To strain the coffee out, I use a big 4 cup measuring cup, put my fine mesh sieve on top and then a coffee filter inside the sieve. You can also use cheesecloth or paper towel. I’ve done the paper towel before in a pitch and it worked just fine! You just have to replace it more often. I end up going through 2-3 coffee filters throughout this process. As your measuring cup gets full, pour it into your desired container – a big mason jar works or one of those carafes from Ikea.
  5. Store your concentrate in the refrigerator. You’re all set for an easy pick me up when you’re on the go in morning!
  6. Remember – this IS a concentrate! The ratio used above is stronnnnng. Don’t forget to dilute this. When I make mine, I use about 1/4-1/3 cup of the concentrate and the rest is ice/water and your choice of milk/creamer/non-dairy milk if you want it.


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