Tiramisu Brownies

As a K-cup brand ambassador I received a recipe from Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee for Tiramisu Brownies. I love Tiramisu! It is one of my favorite deserts and every time I go to an Italian restaurant I have to order it. These brownies are absolutely delicious and taste like the real deal without the custard. If you are a tiramisu fan, this is the recipe for you! I personally enjoyed these brownies with a cup of Italian Roast coffee from Brista Prima Coffeehouse. It made me feel like I was back in Italy!

Side note: Use the code BARISTA8153 to receive 15% off storewide at GreenMountainCoffee.com, and free shipping on orders containing at least one K-Cup® pack of Barista Prima CoffeehouseThe code is valid now through May 31st and cannot be combined with any other keycode discount.

 Tiramisu Brownies



  • 12 oz chocolate chips (dark chocolate is great with this recipe)
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 c cake flour
  • coffee extract to taste
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 package soft ladyfingers
  • 1 c of Barista Prima Italian Roast (or a strong coffee)
  • 2 T Dark Rum
  • Optional: Mint extract, nuts, Raspberry preserves.


In a large bowl, melt the chocolate.  Stir until smooth and leave it to cool.  Heat the oven to 350.  Line a 13″ x 9″ baking pan with parchment paper.  Add chocolate to a mixing bowl with paddle attachment on.  Beat in the butter followed by 1 cup of sugar and the 4 eggs and 4 egg whites.  Add the coffee extract, then the flour.  Mix on low until just combined.  Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, reserving 1 cup of batter for the top.

Lay the lady fingers upside down on top of the batter and push down slightly.  Combine the hot coffee and dark rum. Using a pastry brush, carefully brush the Barista Prima Coffee and rum mixture over the lady fingers until they are saturated.

In another bowl, combine the mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, 1/4 c sugar, 4 egg whites and vanilla extract.  Spread the topping over the ladyfingers.  Place dollops of brownie batter on top and swirl lightly with a toothpick or knife.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set and brownies begin to pull away from sides of the pan.  Cool completely in the pan before slicing.


K-Cup Favorites

My Keurig is part of my daily lifestyle. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is turn it on so it can warm up while I’m getting ready for my day. Most people think it’s just a standard coffee maker but it really is so much more than that! It’s become my personal beverage maker. I make everything from coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apple cider, and even iced beverages. Below are my current K-Cup favorites, what is your favorite?

Wild Mountain Blueberry Coffee: not too strong and has the perfect balance of coffee and blueberry flavors. Drinking this coffee reminds me that spring isn’t too far away.

Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa: With only 70 calories per cup, this hot chocolate satisfies my chocolate cravings. I like to add mini marshmallows on top!

Hot Apple Cider: This is J’s favorite. Since he’s not much of a chocolate person this apple cider is his go to when he wants something sweet. Add some rum to make it a spiked apple cider. YUM!

Blood Orange Star Fruit Green Tea: This sweet and tangy tea is part of the Wellness Brewed Collection. It has 20% of your daily antioxidant vitamin C per cup.



Use the code BEWELL8153 to receive 15% off Wellness Brewed K-Cup® Packs at GreenMountainCoffee.com.

Keurig Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my Keurig Giveaway to win a K-Cup Countertop Storage Drawer!

The winner is… BETSY!

Congrats Betsy, please send me an email with your address to receive your Countertop Storage Drawer!

Don’t forget, you can still use the discount code (CELEBRATE8153) to receive 15% off GreenMountainCoffee.com. All products are included so if you’re thinking of purchasing a Keurig coffee maker as holiday gifts this is the perfect time to do it! Feel free to forward this code to anyone you like.

 Valid until December 31st

I hope everyone has a great  Friday- it’s been a long week!


Today is one of those days where I wish the weekend were a bit longer. I’ve been battling a terrible sinus infection and I’m finally feeling better… it’s about time! I’ve been on anti-biotics for almost two weeks now, I can’t wait until I’m done with it all! On a more positive note, I haven’t been able to drink so I’ve probably saved myself a ton of calories these past two weeks.

For those of you who own a Keurig, I am giving away this awesome Countertop Storage Drawer! I just received one of my own and I love that it takes a very small amount of space. It looks so pretty on my counter, I love kitchen accessories!

It also matches perfectly with my Keurig brewer. You can organize it however you like, and you have the space to store up to 24 K-Cup packs!

  • Two independent drawers for multiple organizational possibilities
  • Drawers are reversible for placement on either side of the brewer
  • Dimensions: 4.0″ wide x 12.8″ tall x 13.9″ deep

DISCOUNT ALERT! Use the code CELEBRATE8153 to receive 15% off storewide! The code will be valid through December 31st, and cannot be combined with any other keycode discount.

A winner will be selected at random THIS Thursday!

Enter the giveaway below!

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New Keurig Treats!

I am so happy to be a K-Cup ambassador again! I love trying all of their new products and sharing them with you. Besides, how are you supposed to know what’s good out there unless I tell you!?

I first received Donut Shop Coffee Sweet & Creamy iced coffee. I am obsessed with this! Not only is it delicious, you don’t need to add cream or sugar. Simply brew in your Keurig over ice and you’re ready to go.

Both the regular and nutty hazelnut are delish!

 Summers are short here in Chicago but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to make the most of it. I received a shipment of Green Mountain Coffee’s Wild Mountain Blueberry flavored coffee. Sipping on this delightful treat reminds me to savor the summer, with a hint of blueberry this is my new favorite coffee to drink in the morning.   I walk to work every morning, sipping on my coffee in my spill proof travel mug as I listen to my favorite jams. This always puts me in a good mood, especially on Monday.

Use the promo code YUMMY-8153 to get 15% off ALL Green Mountain Coffee flavored coffees available in K-Cup packs!

What’s your favorite coffee?

Certified Fair Trade Coffee

I received a special shipment from Green Mountain Coffee of their certified fair trade coffee. 
Fair trade provides afair price to coffee farmers for their beans, resulting in high-quality coffeefor coffee lovers, and a higher quality of life for coffee farmers and theirfamilies. Fair Trade builds economic independence for farmers by:
         Guaranteeinga fair price
         Providingaffordable access to credit
         Promotingsustainable farming practices
         Providingaccess to consumer markets, cutting out unnecessarymiddlemen
          Enablingfarmers to plan for the future
For more than adecade, Green Mountain Coffee has been a leader in thefair trade movement, and its purchases of Fair Trade Certified coffeehave delivered millions of dollars in education, healthcare, and otherinfrastructure improvements to coffee-growing communities. 
 Green MountainCoffee also offers the largestselection of Fair Trade Certified coffees in the United States. 
 Awesome live streaming event: October 20 at 7:00 p.m. PST/10:00 p.m. EST — Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will perform anexclusive concert dedicated to fair trade, streamed live on Green MountainCoffee’s Facebook page.
 I tried the wild mountain blueberry and it was delicious! It tasted like blueberry pie. I also am a HUGE fan of the pumpkin spice, this needs to be available all year round!
Click here to like Green Mountain Coffee on Facebook.

Use the code AM0013-3597 to receive a 15% discount and free standard shipping off Keurig home brewers and products when you purchase from Green Mountain Coffee.

Have a great day!

It’s Cider Time!

Yes folks, Fall is here and I love fall.

And obviously fall food.

Nothing makes me happier than anything flavored with apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, caramel, etc. I also am obsessed with Halloween candy but I will save that rant for another time.

I received a delivery from Keuirg last week where I could smell what was inside from a mile away.
Hot apple cider just in time for fall!
This tastes absolutely fabulous on it’s own…
Or with some booze!
Spiced Spiked Hot Apple Cider Recipe:
 Mix hot apple cider with spiced rum (such as Captain Morgan Spiced Rum). 
Garnish with a cinnamon stick. This also tastes great served cold.

Or with vodka!

I’ll be enjoying my yummy cocktail wearing these new UGG booties I got for fall.
How do you enjoy your apple cider?


Good morning! I received a special delivery from Keurig this weekend with some awesome goodies! Yay!
5 boxes of Tully’s coffee! Kona blend, Italian roast, house blend, and french roast
2 Tully’s coffee mugs
I started my morning with a cup of Tully’s Kona Blend extra bold coffee. I make it at the largest cup setting on my Keurig and add 1 sweet n’ low and a splash of sugar free vanilla creamer.
helloooo lover
For the months of July and August use the code AM0013-3597 to receive a 15% discount and free standard shipping off Keurig home brewers and products when you purchase from Green Mountain Coffee.
Have a great day!

Special Delivery from Keurig!

I haven’t had air conditioning in 6 DAYS! I blame this delayed post on my the weather because living in an apartment with no air = cranky Lauren…and nobody wants to read an angry post. Anyhow, the air is back on and I am now sitting on my couch like a princess getting back to business. 
In other news, I received a special delivery from Green Mountain Coffee. I always look forward to the packages they send me. This package contained everything I need to create the ultimate iced coffee in my Keuirg.
all of the goodies came in this handy dandy cooler
french vanilla ice coffee….mmmmm
I have been dying for one of these ice coffee cups. I used it for the first time this morning, I love how it keeps my coffee cold all day.
more coffee!
Keurig t-shirt
so I can spread the Keurig love all over Chi

I’m in heaven already….
How to brew a delicious cup of iced coffee or tea in your Keurig:
Fill a 16-oz. plastic cup with ice and place it under a Keurig brewer
Choose the 6-oz. or 8-oz button
-Brew directly over ice
Stir and enjoy!
-Note that most iced teas are pre-sweetened; you may want to add cream and sugar to iced coffee.
For the ENTIRE month of June use the code AM0013-3597 to receive a 15% discount and free standard shipping off Keurig home brewers and products when you purchase from Green Mountain Coffee.

Have a great day!


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