...Or make your own at home! While I've tried the pumpkin spice creamer available in grocery stores, it really isn't the same delicious flavor as coffee-shop variety pumpkin spice lattes. Now here's a recipe that is sure to bring the coffee shop to your kitchen.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (your choice)
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute - you can halve this amount
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)
In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don't have a blender, don't worry about it - just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.
Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.
Optional: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.image+recipe/thekitchn
1. Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
2. Hot Sour Salty Sweet - (a culinary journey through Southeast Asia)
3. Martha Stewart's Cupcakes
4. The Ski House Cookbook - (warm weather dishes for cold weather fun)
Any others you might recommend for my cookbook shelf?
We may have been a big group, but we're definitely not the first gaggle of girls to invade Forks. Believe it or not, people flock here from all over - as far as Japan even! I guess we can call ourselves "Twilighters" or "Twihards" now.
Up early, tired, wishing I was here, pool and ocean side in Costa Rica, pina colada in hand, listening to the the lull of the ocean waves splashing against the sand. Anyone else feel this way?
On Saturday morning, my girlfriends and I are road-tripping to the one and only Forks, Washington. Yes, you heard me right. If this city is unfamiliar to you, it's the setting of the famed Twilight books, and home to vampires, werewolves, and plenty or other supernatural creatures. I realize it's a tad dorky, but we're so excited for our girls weekend away! I'll let you know if I see any vampires or werewolves! ; )image/inforks
While I couldn't find the clip from the game dance sequence, here's the rehearsal...
*UPDATE* - here is the football game link!
Seattle was a frenzy of excitement Saturday evening, with the new catchphrase "Bark for Sark," on everyone's lips! It was a great day to be a Husky!!
Instead of Taco Tuesday or Pizza Friday, try Rabbit with Mustard Sauce, Zucchini Flan and Chocolate Mousse? And Roasted Duck with Haricots Verts and Chocolate Cake? And all for 2€ ? These divine lunches are almost enough to make me want to teach in France!
The only place of the 8 I've actually been to is Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. Have you been to any of these national landmarks?
"The Rugh Family Workshop was started by Jaime & Jeffrey Rugh for their children. Collaborating as artists with family, old friends and new friends, the workshop started making posters to promote awareness, support and compassion for individuals, families, and communities living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The posters vary widely in range, focus and design as does the spectrum itself."
Cookie Magazine just announced Hudson Paint now carries colored chalkboard paint! The new line carries 24 fantastic colors including "Sweet 13" a.k.a. bright pink, and "Ocean Blue" among others. Now that I'm moving into my own house in less than a month (!!!) I may just have to find a wall to paint...chalkboard, of course!
via fiddlesticks and funny girls
Now I'm home, exhausted, and back to the real world. I'm giving my tired, worn out soles a rest and hanging up my high heels until the wedding in a month, where we'll spent another fabulous time dancing the night away!
The book I thought was okay, some of the vignettes are very interesting, tales of unusual foods scavenged on when no one else is around. My favorite was the story from the title itself, "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant" by Laurie Colwin.
Eggplant was her solo meal of choice, and actually that is a vegetable I cook quite often for myself as well. Here is one of my favorite quick and easy, dining-for-one, eggplant dishes - Parmesan-Eggplant Crisps. It's light, healthy, and I believe originally a recipe recommended by Weight Watchers. Try it sometime, that is, if you ever find yourself alone in the kitchen with an eggplant...
Have a lovely weekend!
We've been looking in various neighborhoods, touring countless houses with our Realtor, and in the last 2 weeks - we found one I love! The best part is...yesterday I made an offer!!! Talk about scary! I sat down with the Realtor and signed many a document, read over a lot of fine print, and now I'm eagerly awaiting the results...
Cross your fingers for me! I'll keep you posted.