After Dinner Coffee Cocktail

The admins over at Spoonful of Foodies put together a “date night” menu.  Each of us chose a course and made something special.  I’m bringing to you a lovely coffee cocktail to cap off your night.  

Whip cream coffee cocktail

After Dinner Coffee Cocktail
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  1. 6 oz. hot coffee
  2. 1/4 tsp. cocoa powder
  3. 1 oz. whipped cream vodka
  4. 1/2 oz. half and half
  1. Spoon 1/4 tsp. cocoa powder in the bottom of a coffee mug.
  2. Pour hot coffee into mug and stir to dissolve cocoa powder.
  3. Add whipped cream vodka and half and half.
  4. Gently stir and enjoy!
  1. You could substitute half and half for milk or heavy whipping cream if you have it on hand.
My Simple Kitchen

Be sure to check out all of the courses. These are some seriously good recipes!

Drink: Paloma cocktail from Jennifer at Milk and Honey

Paloma text

Bread: Garlic Bread Rolls from Derik at House of Bakes


Appetizer: Roasted Spicy Chickpeas from Janelle at Bakesinslippers


First course: Arugula, Pear, and Raspberry Salad from Sarah at The Chef Next Door

Arugula Pear Rasp Salad

 Apricot Gazpacho from Michelle at The Complete Savorist 


 Main Course: Crockpot Spaghetti Bolognese from Trisha at The Lazy Mom Cooks

631x472xSpaghetti-Bolognese-4-1024x767.jpg.pagespeed.ic.1O0YFgUXazDessert: Fruit and Goat Cheese Tarts from Loriann at Casa del la Cargill

Fruit and Goat Cheese TartsAlmond Lace Napoleons from Katie at Pearls + Girls


 We had a lot of fun putting together this menu! Hope you enjoy! 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I think my husband married me for my banana bread. It’s what he asks for whenever we have an outstanding IOU, or anytime there’s a holiday or it’s his birthday. I never make just one loaf because it would only last 3 minutes before he ate the whole thing, by himself, without a second thought to share. My Mom used to make this for me as a kid, and as my Sister and I started baking we began altering her recipe until it became what it is today. You’ll never throw away your browning bananas after you’ve tried this recipe. It’s so easy, and absolutely YUMMY!


Please excuse my photos, which are nowhere near as beautiful as Rene’s. The pictures of her food make me literally want to lick my screen. Photographing food is new for me, but I’m giving it my best shot!



1 Cup of Sugar

1 8oz. Package of Cream Cheese (room temperature)

2 Eggs

2 Bananas

1/2 tsp. Almond Extract (sweeter, nuttier flavor) OR Vanilla Extract

2 tsp. Cinnamon

2 Cups Bisquick Mix (I prefer the “heart smart” one. It makes me feel less guilty about the block of cream cheese.)

1/3 Cup Chocolate Chips (Optional)

What You’ll Do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl (Or Kitchenaid mixer) cream sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy.

Beat in Bananas, Eggs, Almond/Vanilla Extract, and Cinnamon.

Stir in Bisquick just until moistened.

Stir in chocolate chips. (Optional, but highly recommended)

Pour into greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.




edit6XO – Samantha