Coffee Time

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This summer I have become quite addicted to brewing my own Iced Coffee. I always have plenty of BAILEY’S Coffee Creamer on hand as well!

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Thanks to everyone who gave great vacations suggestions! If you have a minute, I’m still looking for more ideas, so pop on over HERE and check it out!

Hopefully you all are having a great summer! Let’s get to this week’s links!

Most Drool Worthy Photo: Almond Joy Milkshake from Edible Perspective. Insane, right?

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Dinner Inspiration: I think my husband would stay at work if I make this for dinner, but these Portabella Mushroom Burgers look divine! Topped with a chimichurri guacamole and I’m on cloud 9. I’ll be sure to have “regular” burgers for the hubs next week!

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What’s New: I picked out paint color (FINALLY) for my kitchen. Hoping to get things painted next week! But I also want to make some of these cute painted glass mason jars! Kids project?

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Very Pinteresting: If you love Pinterest, be sure to follow me! I created another new board this week, NO BAKE DESSERTSOne of the first No Bake recipes I put on the blog two years ago was for these Apple Nachos. It was a quick snack I served up the kids outside and it became a huge hit on the blog! I hope you make some soon!

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I’m Lovin It: I recently got the opportunity to try some TCHO Chocolate. I am in love. I’m quite particular about my chocolate, and especially about melting the chocolate for truffles and candy. I want something that tastes good, but works smoothly (literally). I love that TCHO Chocolate is an organic chocolate! You can count on seeing it in some recipes soon! Just a sneak peak, this recipe is coming Sunday!

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Books: So, new category, I thought I’d share some interesting reads with you all each coffee time. Seeing that I spend much of my coffee drinking time while reading a book, it seemed appropriate. Plus, so many of you are awesome in sharing book recommendations to me on facebook, that it’s a pay it forward. I just recently finished the book, “What Alice Forgot” from Liane Moriarty. OH MY GOSH. I see why so many of you told me to read this book! I started it one evening, stayed up WAY too late, then finished it the following evening. It was SO SO good. Just be prepared to get nothing done for a good 48 hours. Stay tuned cause I just finished another AWESOME BOOK….

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Most Popular this Week: One of my old recipes hit the top 5 this week on the blog. These Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream are amazing. The cupcake base is from scratch, using my favorite white cake recipe with some added lemon. I topped them with a pile of lemon buttercream frosting and some sparkling sugar. Trust me when I say you want to make these this summer!!!

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Blog Tips: Finally, if you’ve stuck with me thus far, I have a surprise giveaway!!! I shared this Photography book awhile back, but Lindsay has come out with a NEW and IMPROVED version of her Tasty Food Photography Book! And I’m so excited to be able to give one away to one of you!! I’ve read this new book cover to cover now, twice, and it’s pretty awesome.

To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment below telling me why you are interested in this Photography Book (be sure to include your email address)! If you don’t want to wait, all Shugary Sweets readers can get a special discount using the code NEWVERSION25 that expires on July 31st! Don’t worry about winning, Pinch of Yum will refund you the cost of your book if you win!! It’s like, a win-win. Hehe. Go HERE to purchase your e-book now!

Giveaway ends July 19, 2013 at 7am EST. One winner will be chosen using random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond or new name will be chosen. 

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25 comments on “Coffee Time”

  1. That pic of Ashley’s is sooo gorgeous.

    Between that and your Baileys pic, I’m thirsty! And I love Baileys – the creamer, the real thing, and I make my own to save some $$ 🙂

  2. I am currently sucked into reading a book that is not what I expected but love the recommendations! We are about to head to the beach next week so this is something I need to look around to find! I am fascinated with food photography because it is amazing how someone can take a picture and it makes you literally want to eat the computer screen when you see it! It’s great to always learn new things about photography. Have a great day!

  3. My husband reluctantly ate his portabella burger, but happily devoured it! Thank you so much for sharing! Hope you have an amazing vacation! Off to check out that Pinterest board!

  4. I need to take better food pics! I love Baileys. Maybe t would help the photographer. 😉

  5. That milkshake does have me drooling!!! And want to know what we had for dinner last night? Grilled portabellas…so yummy! Michael doesn’t know what he is missing 🙂 That portabella burger looks amazing! And that photog book…I need it. Lately I have been feeling blah about my pics, so I just know this would help me!!!

  6. I just started a book that I don’t really like but it’s my boyfriends favorite so I’m being nice and reading it. I’ve been seeing those apple nachos all over pinterest lately! I’d love to have a copy of Tasty Food Photography- the photography is the hardest part of blogging for me. I just take the same 3 or 4 formula shots and I try to challenge myself, but it’s hard coming up with different ways to take pictures!

  7. I love TCHO chocolate! If you’re ever in San Francisco you have to take the tour and try their chocolate milk. I bought two 60-ct containers of their chocolate squares to take home with me and will chop them up for cookies if I want them to be extra special. Not just organic, but fair trade too!

  8. Need to pick up some of that Bailey’s creamer!!
    Would love this book!! Always looking for ways to improve in photography!

  9. Naomi Murray

    It would help me get so much better at photography! 🙂 Plus, I love Lindsay and her blog! 🙂

  10. I love making food and I love photography! I have mastered the cooking part but I am still having a problem taking good pictures. My mind sees how my picture will look but when I look at the picture, I say “UGH”! I think this book would help tremendously.

  11. I would love to read that e-book! and get some more tips!

  12. Keri

    As a beekeeper, honey-using cook, and soapmaker, I need to improve my photography skills to make our products look better. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. those pics make me hungry 🙂

  14. Shaina

    I would love to learn more about food photography because I really am not that great at it! I want to take mouth watering photos like you do!

  15. That Almond Joy milkshake looks like the bomb, and I would gobble up that portabello mushroom burger! I pinned it a little while back because it’s a keeper. I gotta try that TCHO chocolate…it sounds great!

  16. I would LOVE to win and take my food photography to the next level!!

  17. The almond joy milkshake looks amazing! I can go for a big glass of it. I’m drooling over the TCHO Chocolate preview. Can’t wait to see the recipe. Have a great weekend Aimee.

  18. I would love to win this book, so I can learn some new tips and tricks for great photography!

  19. Those lemon cupcakes! Wow! Off to check those out. And that milkshake looks beyond perfect for summer. Have a great weekend!

  20. I totally need the photography book. I’ve been wanting it!

  21. kesha

    I would love to win this book because I am fixing to start up a cooking blog! You have inspired me along with lots of other blogs!

  22. What a fun giveaway! I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy of this book–there’s always more to know about photography and I’m especially interested in post-processing tips.

  23. That photo of almond joy is totally rad! In the most delicious way 😀

  24. Nessa

    Those apple nachos are insane!

  25. I would love this ebook…because I really need to improve my photos.

    The painted mason jars are so cute. I have plenty around here so I need to try that!

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