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I visited Restoration Hardware’s 3 Arts Club Cafe in the Gold Coast recently with one of my blogger buddies, Ashlee, and I think it’s quite possible that I’ve found a new favorite Chicago brunch spot. The service was great, the food was incredible and the location was absolutely GORGEOUS!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! I feel like it has been SUCH a long week, so I’m incredibly happy that this weekend is finally here.
During long weeks like these, I’ve found that if I’m feeling overwhelmed or stressed about anything it helps me to sit down for five minutes to get myself organized while having a cup of coffee or a snack. Cafe Breaks has combined these two things, coffee and snacking, to create a product that’s basically an adult version of pudding, thanks to a coffee themed twist!
Each customer gets one free medium cup of dark roast coffee.
One free 12-ounce coffee per customer (and a free travel mug while supplies last)
One free 12-ounce cup of coffee and a free glazed donut.
Purchase any item on the menu receive a free “Cold Brewsta” coffee.
Receive a free small cup of Peet’s Major Dickason blend coffee (I LOVE THIS STUFF) when you buy a food item.
The first 150 customers at Sheetz convenience stores get a free travel mug and every customer gets a free coffee all day
One free coffee per customer after 3pm
One self-serve cup of any hot beverage, up to 24 ounces in size, for free.
A 12-ounce coffee is just 25¢ for the rest of September
Different, but Caribou will donate a cup of coffee to nurses and families in cancer centers for each cup of “Amy’s Blend” coffee sold today.
// Makes approximately 45 servings, depending on size! //
– 1 package (8 oz.) of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
– 40 Oreo Cookies, separated and then finely crushed
(I’d suggest using a blender or magic bullet to crush the cookie pieces, because this took much longer than expected.)
– 4 packages (4 oz. each) of Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces and melted
(When making this at school, we tried melting it in a microwave… Trust me, just don’t.)STEPS
Mix the cream cheese, Oreo centers, and cookie crumbs until blended into a paste.
(Yet again, I’d suggest a blender because this takes a while to get the right texture.)
Separate and shape the mixture into approximately1-inch sized balls, depending on size preference.
Freeze cookie balls for 15 minutes.
Melt chocolate in preparation for dipping
(Have someone to help you keep the chocolate in a liquid state by continuously stirring it while in between dipping the cookie balls, or the chocolate will harden easily and be more difficult to work with.)
Dip the frozen cookie balls in melted chocolate, one-by-one.
(Use a toothpick or chopstick to dip the cookie balls into the melted chocolate.)
Place on wax paper on top of either a cookie sheet or cooling rack.
(To cover any holes from dipping process, take a spoon and add more of the melted chocolate to the cake ball, then use the excess chocolate to form a small swirl, covering the hole.)
Refrigerate the cake balls for at least 1 hour to for firmness, but allow approximately 20 minutes before serving so they can soften just a bit to allow for the best texture possible.Bon Appétit!
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