Chocolate-Espresso Muffins [DF, V + GF-Friendly]

This easy recipe is customizable to fit your dietary needs. With the right amount of sweetness, chocolate + coffee marry together for the perfect muffin!

Coffee Shop Etiquette 101

There are some things you should never do in a coffee shop. You may think your behavior is totally normal, but you might be royally pissing off your barista. Who cares, you say? Well, not only will your baristas secretly dread seeing you, you may actually be slowing down the pace of the cafe for other patrons. So many people (most of them good people) are guilty of such bad etiquette that I thought I’d list some items here for all to see.

Funky Monkey Stuffed French Toast

I’m very much the unplanned cook. I don’t purchase ingredients with recipes in mind, I create recipes from what I have on-hand. This system can fail, but often, I enjoy the challenge and come up with some pretty creative ways to incorporate things from my pantry.
This stuffed French toast recipe was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, but I have changed quite a bit. It’s simple, easy, vegan and next week, I’ll show you what to do with that leftover batter you’d hate to waste!

Local Isn't Always Better — at least not to their employees

One of the biggest problems with bad bosses is they don’t know they’re a bad boss. I was excited to work for a local small business in Nashville. I thought this was my chance to learn “real” coffee and make latte art; to work…

Back in the Barista Swing

Find out about my transition from commercialized barista to local cafe manager!