November 12, 2015

{20 Gorgeous Gifts} Color of the Year ~ Marsala

NEW Color! Keurig Coffee Maker Brewer

Dual Dry Food Dispenser

KitchenAid Electric Kettle

Breville Food Blender (Cranberry Red)

Calorie Counting Wine Glass

Soho Lounge Dinnerware (Burgundy)

French Toile Apron



Verona Classic Gas Range

KitchenAid with Glass Bowl & Flex Edge Beater
Bundt Cake Pan

OXO "Good Grips" Cherry Pitter

Pampered Chef Bakers Pans (Cranberry)

Corelle 16-piece Dinnerware Set (Classic Cafe Red)

Pizza Cutter

Rachel Ray Lazy Spoons (Set of 2)

Staub 4-Quart French Oven (Grenadine)

Stanley All-Purpose Vacuum Thermos

Breville Countertop Convection Oven

November 11, 2015

Double Chocolate {Marbled Pumpkin Bread}

Delicious Autumn Family Treat

I can't think of anything better biting into a piece of warm pumpkin bread laced with chocolate. Spread with some butter or cream cheese, and you have a mid-afternoon snack to die for. Oh yum! 

If you want to invert the combination, try baking a batch of chocolate brownies topped with swirled pumpkin (click bottom photo for the recipe). Either way, this unbeatable combination is the ultimate autumn comfort food treat.

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Source: It's Always Autumn. Click here for more instructions and helpful hints.

Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Images: kingdesmond1337 (1-3) BacktotheCuttingBoard (4) (Flickr)

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November 10, 2015

DIY Recipe | Pumpkin Spice Lattes

For Holiday Entertaining at Home

Did you know? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the value of all pumpkins produced by major pumpkin-producing states was $101 million. And the total pumpkin production of major pumpkin-producing states in 2006 was one billion pounds. That’s a lot of orange gourds!  

This season, gather round the fireplace with family and friends, and enjoy your pumpkin lattes at home. Add crushed ice cubes and straws if you want to serve a trendy "frappuccino" do-it-yourself frozen alternative.

Looking for a low-cal option? Consider using Jordan's sugar-free pumpkin pie skinny syrup.


1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 cup milk
1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
(plus a pinch for dusting later)
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups strong coffee
(or espresso)
4 tablespoons coffee creamer
4 to 8 teaspoons sugar
Whipped cream


Begin brewing the coffee. In a blender puree the milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar and vanilla. Pour into a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the milk is warm and begins to froth slightly. (About 4-5 minutes.) Remove from heat.

For each serving: Pour 1/2 cup of the pumpkin mixture into your coffee mug. Add 2 generous tablespoons of coffee creamer. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, then add 1 cup of brewed coffee. Add 2 to 4 teaspoons of granulated sugar. Top off with a touch more ‘pumpkin milk’ then cover with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Images: silvia-elisa, Dalboz17, lism, whatkatiesbaking (Flickr)

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