Has the aftermath of the holidays and endless stream of parties, guests, and entertaining got you exhausted and in need of a nap? Cooking with coffee is one delicious way to get the pep back into your step.

Studies have shown that coffee has many health benefits and is chock full of antioxidants- and decaf has the same benefits as regular, so don’t fret if you can’t have the caffeine.

Coffee also adds a nuttiness and rich flavor to whatever you are cooking.

So don't think of it as something that just goes into the mug these days. It can be used for baking, cooking, and marinating.

Try out these two recipes to add some extra caffeine into your day. You may need it after the holiday craziness.

Recipe: Cinnamon Coffee Muffins

Recipe: Hot Chocolate Coffee