Monday, September 30, 2013

No Coffee Pumpkin Latte Recipe

It's fall!  That means pumpkin everything is showing up in the grocery store, bakery, and coffee shop.  If you want a yummy drink without caffeine, try this easy no coffee pumpkin latte recipe.  Since it doesn't have coffee, it's perfect for an after dinner treat, and you can let your kids have a sip.


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No Coffee Pumpkin Latte Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan, stir together all of the ingredients.
  2. Use a whisk to combine ingredients.  
  3. Heat over medium heat until it is simmering, but do not let it boil.

This pumpkin latte recipes is a great starter if you want to customize your drink.  Here are some yummy things to try:

  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Use whole milk or cream to make the drink.
  • Add nutmeg or cloves in addition to the cinnamon.  
  • Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on top before drinking.
  • Blend in a blender to make it smoother.
  • Use brown sugar instead of white sugar.
  • Use a no calorie sugar substitute if you are dieting or need to cut back on sugar.
  • Add coffee if desired.


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Friday, September 20, 2013

DIY Candy Corn Craft Collection

Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I love to make my own decorations for fall and Halloween.  Last year, I noticed that I don't have any candy corn decorations.  This year, I'm going to get busy making some awesome decorations and yummy snacks.  Here are some of my favorites ideas because they are inexpensive, easy, and adorable!

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1.  I love to upcycle in my crafts, so this is perfect for me!  I also love to paint anything that stands still long enough.  Check out these awesome candy corn upcycled bottles from The Swell Life.  

2.  I have a confession: I am not a great cake decorator. Actually, I am terrible.  But this is something I could do! How cute is this candy corn cake from Bird on a Cake?  I love how even the inside is candy corn themed.  

3.  Knead to Cook shows you how to make these candy corn marshmallows.  These would be a great Girl Scout snack for a fall meeting!

4.  Since I am a papercrafter and not a seamstress, I have gobs of paper but no fabric.  I love this cardstock candy corn banner from One Creative Mommy.  I think this would look great hanging on my built in bookshelves!

5.  This is another easy and inexpensive DIY fall craft.  Simmworksfamily shows us how to make candy corn candles!  You could make these to decorate a table, end table, mantle, or anywhere!

6.  Just 2 Sisters explains how to make these easy and inexpensive candy corn decorations from yard and styrofoam forms.  You could make this more elegant by adding glitter, or it can be a fun activity for the kids.  I love how it is so versatile!

Have fun creating!  If you make any, be sure to come back here and the original blog and share a link to your blog.  

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