Welcome to my personal recipe share page. All the recipes found here are all tried and true. Some have been shared by friends and some are old family recipes. Others I've found on cooking sites, web pages and in cook books. All have been tweaked to my families liking. Please note that I don't create my own recipes and I'm not taking credit for others recipes. I'm simply sharing what has worked for us and sharing our favorites. Since I know how much I enjoy new and exciting recipes, I thought I would share them with the world! I get tired of making the same dish time and time again. It's true that while something is worthy of being enjoyed frequently, the same rotation gets old fast. The recipes you will find here, for the most part, are simple to create with easy to come by ingredients. While there may be the recipe that requires a little more effort, I can assure you that it will be worth it. There will also be plenty of crock pot creations for you to choose from. I hope that you find something here that appeals to you and that you will share your favorites with me. Enjoy and Bon Appetite!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mocha Frappuccino

(This is DELISH! I decided to try to find something similar to Starbucks frappuccino. Those happen to be my weakness!! Now, I always add an espresso shot, so I like mine strong. This recipe does the trick and saves me MONEY!)

Brew a pot of double strength dark roast coffee, the darker, the better. (I actually brewed a full pot and then poured it into a glass jar and stored it in my refrigerator so that it’s already chilled and I don’t have to brew a fresh pot every day.)

Chill the coffee in the refrigerator, since frappuccinos are typically served cold.

Blend ½ cup coffee, ½ cup of milk, 2 tbsp of sugar and 2 tbsp of chocolate syrup in a blender until mixed. (I use a personal sized blender and had to tweak this down a little because once I added the ice, it wouldn’t all fit. I used 3 ounces of each.)

Add ice to fill cup and blend with the mixture until smooth.

Pour into a serving cup. Top with whipped topping and chocolate syrup.


  1. Yummy! Thanks for posting. It's the perfect time for it since it's so hot out. This would be easy to tweak too. I'm gonna have to try it out soon.