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Mediterranean Coffee Becky Terry, Joe Wheeler EMC

2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest 8-10 tablespoons ground coffee

2 tablespoons grated semisweet chocolate 1 tablespoon sugar Whipped cream (optional)

Allow orange zest to dry for 1 hour before using. Measure ground coffee into medium bowl. Add the chocolate, orange zest and sugar. Mix well. Using a tablespoon, measure coffee into drip basket with paper filter and brew. Serve coffee with milk and additional sugar if desired. Top with dollop of whipped cream. Serves 8-10.

Mountain Tea

4 family style tea bags, steeped in 4 cups of boiling water for 15 minutes 2 cups water 2 cups sugar

2 cups orange juice ½ cup lemon juice 2 cups cold water Fresh orange slices for garnish and added flavor* Bring two cups water to boil, add 2 cups sugar and stir to dissolve thoroughly. Combine tea, sugar water, orange juice, lemon juice and cold water. Keep warm in crock pot until ready to serve. Can be stored in refrigerator until ready to use. Makes approximately 3 quarts. *Add orange slice to individual serving. Brenda Rabren, Baldwin EMC

26  FEBRUARY 2012

Spring is just around the corner, but if you are like me then you are still enjoying the brisk, frosty Dixie weather. I love to start each morning with my favorite cup-a-joe and my little girl “helps” make my coffee. Granted I have a single brewer coffee machine so changing the little cartridge cups are not difficult at all. But at 2 years old, she believes she is creating a masterpiece in a mug. She pushes in one of our breakfast room chairs and directly positions it right in front of the counter where the coffee maker lives. Then she climbs up, grabs a mug out of the cabinet, carefully pours in two sweetener packets, places the mug under the drip, then watches as her masterpiece comes together. Her favorite part is carefully taking the mug off its perch, setting it close to her so she can grab a spoon to stir the mixture and watch the steam come off the top of the coffee mug. One day she persuaded her daddy to get her some mini marshmallows out of the pantry to add to it. How could I not love it? I enjoy my masterpiece in a mug every morning. Because it’s made with love.

Editor’s Note: Alabama Living’s recipes are submitted by our readers. They are not kitchen tested by a professional cook or registered dietician. If you have special dietary needs, please check with your doctor or nutritionist before preparing any recipe.

Alabama Living Tombigbee February 2012  
Alabama Living Tombigbee February 2012  

Alabama Living Tombigbee February 2012