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DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte #nationalcoffeeday

29 Sep

Did you know today is National Coffee Day?  When I logged onto twitter this morning, I was deluged with images of coffee and the hashtag #nationalcoffeeday.  Seeing that it’s Fall and I can’t get enough pumpkin spice lattes, I wanted to share a recipe I make at home.  I usually whip up a few to share with friends since it’s so good!

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This recipe was taken from AllRecipes.com.

Quick Pumpkin Spice Latte

Original recipe makes 1 serving
1 cup milk, divided
1 tablespoon white sugar, or more to taste
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup brewed espresso (I use coffee)

Directions

Whisk 1/2 cup milk, sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in remaining 1/2 cup milk.
Pour milk mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove pulp. Return milk mixture to saucepan and simmer, whisking, 2 minutes. Add espresso and whisk until foamy, 1 minute.

Enjoy!

xoxo

Jennifer

 

I Love Fall

22 Aug

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I realize it’s still August and it’s pretty hot right now (90 and humid).  But a girl can dream about Fall.  I love Fall and all that comes with it.  The leaves changing, the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving … I could go on and on.  I think it’s just a magical time where everything is harvested before the winter and nature gives you one last beautiful glimpse of color before the stark white winter.

Fall also brings delicious treats like simmering pots of chili, caramel apples and pumpkin pie.  I am one of those girls that’s also a sucker for a Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Going to the pumpkin farm with that yummy drink in my hand is pure heaven.  What do you love about Fall?

xoxo

Jennifer

What’s in Your Garden?

18 Aug

Every Spring I start a vegetable garden in my yard as well as a few pots of herbs.  My kids help pick out the vegetables we will grow each year.  This year we focused on a variety of tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, broccoli and spinach.  We already ate all the carrots, broccoli and spinach.  But the tomatoes and green peppers are just about ready to pick.  tomatoes greenpeppersI feel like growing your own vegetables inspires healthier eating.  My kids learn so much about where food comes from when you start with a bed of soil and some packets of seeds.  And when the vegetables are ready to pick, we all discuss what we should make with our fresh veggies.  The green peppers are perfect for chicken fajitas and stuffed green peppers.  The tomatoes are great for BLT’s and homemade marinara sauce.

Do you grow your own vegetable garden?  What kind of vegetables do you grow and what dishes do you make?  Share in the comments … I love to hear from you!

xoxo

Jennifer