I love coffee. Period. I can't really pinpoint when I started my coffee dependency, but once I learned about those magic beans, I was hooked for sure! Roaming the halls of most schools, you will come across teachers with coffee mugs, travel cups, Starbucks cups, bowls, sippy cups - basically, anything that will hold liquid - filled with our magical juice of the coffee gods!
Easy summer iced coffee *or* summertime teacher fuel
1/2 cup of your favorite ground coffee
3 cups water cold water (divided)
1/2 cup sugar/sugar substitute (I like my Splenda, but use whatever you like!)
1/2 cup half & half OR your favorite flavored coffee creamer, chilled
Whipped topping (optional)
1. Brew the coffee with 1 & 1/2 cups of the water
2. Combine the hot coffee with the sugar in a carafe or pitcher; stir until the sugar is completely dissolved
3. Stir in the remaining 1 & 1/2 cups of water and the chilled half and half / creamer; refrigerate until ready to serve
4. Pour chilled coffee mixture over ice into the glass or mug of your choice. Top with whipped topping if you like.
As I mentioned before, this probably serves 4 regular cups, but there is NO judgement on you if you drink more. Sometimes I do...because...COFFEE.
Pair your iced coffee with my apple for the teacher cake because...#Treatyourself
So...make the coffee, have some cake, and comment below on how you plan to fuel the rest of Summer 2016! And if you have a great idea to make the Summer Teacher Fuel Iced Coffee recipe great, then PLEASE share that in the comments, too!!!
As a Well Fed Musician, I love to feed my brain with knowledge about my craft, but I also like to feed my tummy! I have promised many times over that I would occasionally feed you all with knowledge of food stuff, and I will do just that! By nature, I am a super chocolate fanatic. However, this one chocolate-less recipe is a personal favorite, as well as a favorite among my family and friends. It is full of apple cinnamon goodness, making it a perfect fit for fall. Besides, when you give an apple to the teacher in the form of this cake, you are sure to become the next instant teacher's pet!
I have been known to eat this cake warm or cold, as an after-dinner snack or *confession* for breakfast. (I mean...it has apples, so that's OK, right?!)
To make the cake, I used 1 Butter Recipe Yellow cake mix ( you can use a regular yellow cake mix if you like), 3 eggs, 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (lemon works well, too), and 1 can of apple pie filling.
Mix this all together and pour into a greased and floured 13x9 baking dish and prepare to make the topping.
For the topping, use 1/4 cup of softened or melted butter, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/2 cup of flour. Use a fork to blend it together and sprinkle the crumbles over the top of the cake batter. After that, sprinkle the entire cake with cinnamon. How much cinnamon? AS MUCH AS YOU WANT! Sprinkle yourself happy with cinnamon :)
Pop it in a 350 degree preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
The cinnamon-sugar topping has a slight crunch to it, while the apple-filled cake is super moist. I tried this recipe one time with blueberry pie filling and it was super delicious. I have plans to experiment with some other fruit based pie fillings and see what comes of it. What do you all think? If you make the cake, share a pic with me on Facebook or Twitter! If you changed up the recipe a bit, tell me what you did in the comments so I can try it, too!
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