Archive for October, 2015

Great Pumpkin Search 2015: In the Kitchen

It’s the week before Halloween. Many pumpkins are being carved into spooky faces to scare away the monsters that lurk on All Hallows Eve. Here at Creations from the Creative I’m carving up pumpkins to eat.

I’ll share some quick-make pumpkin delights, straight from a store, and two DIY recipe perfect for Halloween.

(Read on for an adult beverage recipe as well as a great rice dish featuring roasted pumpkin).

 

Before I dive into the DIY, I wanted to add a quick review of

Burger King’s Oreo Pumpkin Milkshake.

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Burger King Oreo Pumpkin Milkshake

I couldn’t resist sipping it down before snapping a quick photo. This shake tastes like Oreos with just a hint of pumpkin spice. The Oreo crumbles are the main star in this drink. Pumpkin is just a by-standard, but they make a good pair. I have to admit there was a smoky aftertaste that I’m not sure was intended. I think it might have been the byproduct of the shake being made near the burger broiler.

 

Now, onto the DIY!

First we have Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Muffins from Williams and Sonoma.

Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread from Williams and Sonoma | metacynth.com

Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread from Williams and Sonoma

 

This is a powder mix that you add eggs, butter, and water to. You can make a pumpkin loaf (cream cheese frosting recipe written on bag). Or make muffins, like I did. Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Pumpkin Search for Coffee

We are continuing our 2015 Great Pumpkin Search with a coffee focus.

Last year Mars gave us Pumpkin Spice M&Ms, which were really good, and made my non-pumpkin loving sister fall in love with pumpkin spice things. This year we have another Target exclusive Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms.

 

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Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms

I was a bit skeptical about these. I wasn’t sure how the coffee flavor would translate with chocolate, though I’m a huge mocha fan.

These are pleasant. The slight bitterness of the coffee blends with sweet pumpkin spice and candy coated choclate for a smooth yet spicy treat. It tastes just like the new Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.

 

Which brings me to the next item: Starbucks’ New Pumpkin Spice Latte Read the rest of this entry »