Thursday, September 22, 2016

Almond Meringue Cookies

Hi, everyone!
I'm going to share a holiday staple from my house to yours today.
I've been baking these for a few years now and my family definitely expects these to be around the house come Autumn. They are super easy to make, Delicious, Light & Airy, & you can use so many different flavor combinations.
 It's great!

This recipe usually makes 2 batches depending on size.

4 egg whites
1 Tsp Almond Emulsion
1 Tsp Cream of Tartar
3/4 cup sugar ( I tend to use less because I like mine less sweet)

Preheat oven to 225
Whip egg whites on low until frothy, then add  Cream of Tartar slowly.

Continue to whip on low until soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar & Almond emulsion & turn to medium speed & continue to whip until stiff peaks form & will stand up on their own. Spoon mix onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper & bake for 2 - 3 hours. Let cool for 1 hour before eating.

Enjoy these yummy cookies & feel free to share your experience with me!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Beauty Review: Gilette Venus Swirl

I received these products free for my honest opinion and review. All opinions are my own and completely honest.

If youre a fan of incredibly smooth skin, stop what you're doing, go buy the Gilette Venus Swirl razor and #ChooseToSmooth

I tried this over the weekend and it did not disappoint. The grip is awesome and the razors themselves were extremely sharp which I enjoy. The swiveling ball was not my favorite because I didn't feel that my cuts were straight enough but it wasn't harmful either. My legs feel incredible and as we all know its swim season! This will help you achieve all your swim season smooth skin needs!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Easy Floral Monogram DIY Craft

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. We had a blast here. Lots of sun, food, and pool. We don't have any immediate family who died in service but my husband who always wanted to join the military but wasn't allowed to decided to remember the fallen and celebrate their lives anyway.

My 2 daughters, Niece, and I also decided to do some DIY Floral Monograms. It was so fun! Here are their finished Monograms.

And this is the project I was inspired by.

What we did differently:

Since I found a white base & we weren't going for such a full look as in the video we decided not to paint the monogram. It worked well without any prep and we bought all of the letters from Michaels. We also bought all of the flowers except 3 of the bouquets from Michaels. The other 3 were bought at Dollar Tree.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Smudge & Sage

Really love what I got on @Etsy from treestuff. #etsystar

Monday, February 22, 2016

Ginger Berry Blast Smoothie

Good Morning! Today's recipe is going to be different than what you're used to seeing here on Coffee & Kahlua.

My husband, Matt and I have been transitioning to a healthy lifestyle change. We both are morbidly obese and are now in our mid 30s so the time is now. This means the blog from here on out will be a little lighter and healthier with a lot more smoothie recipes I create. Which is exciting to me, and hope it is to you too!

I'm the kind of girl who gets bored with everything after awhile and since I was killing my metabolism every morning by not eating I needed to try and find something that gave my body fuel and also wouldn't be the same ol same ol. I'm a Gemini, we need newness! LOL!

Well smoothies seem to be a good option for me because they give me a chance to be creative and come up with new recipes all the time. I have a few other recipes posted on my Instagram @goddessmelody if you'd like to follow me there.  Here's my breakfast today. Its got a very nice kick of ginger which I love but you can always adjust to suit your own taste.


1 Cup Kale
1 Cup Spinach
1 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
1 Cup Raspberries
1 Scoop Lo Carb Protein Powder
1 Cup Don Francisco's Hawaiian Hazelnut Coffee