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Afternoon Affogato

It’s Sunday afternoon. I’m feeling lazy – lounging in front of the TV while my husband and daughter are at the park. I’m in the mood for something sweet and satisfying, but all we have is some vanilla ice cream, which is just not going to do the  trick. And then I see it. On the cooking show in front of me they are making affogato – an Italian dessert where you pour espresso over vanilla ice cream or gelato, plus or minus amaretto or other liqueur. The problem is I don’t have an espresso maker. So I brew some regular coffee instead. I don’t have amaretto so I add a splash of Kahlua.  It works perfectly and is a delectable accompaniment to my Sunday afternoon.  Happy Sunday!