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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

 

Fall is for Apple Picking

15 Sep

My family and I went apple picking over the weekend.  The weather was cool and the honeycrisp apples were ready for picking (our favorite).  This has been our family tradition since my kids were really little.  We love the time together and of course, the kids also love getting a freshly baked box of apple cider donuts.

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Once we’re home, we always think of new recipes to try with all the apples we picked.  This year we decided to make applesauce and freeze it to enjoy all winter long.  The kids love bringing their teachers apples and having them for snacks at school.

Do you go apple picking?  Or would you rather just pick up some apples at the grocery store?  I’d love to hear about your family traditions and any apple recipes you have.

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