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Great Pumpkin Search 2016 Commence – Cereal Finds

It’s that time of year again, when everything starts to turn colors, and pumpkin spice starts appearing in everything from lattes to candy.

Which means it’s time for the Great Pumpkin Search!

The Pumpkin Spice Must Flow

The Pumpkin Spice Must Flow

I will dedicate the next few posts to pumpkin delights I find or make and share with you.

 

Starting the season off is Cereal themed pumpkin treats. Read the rest of this entry »

Pumpkin Sips – Great Pumpkin Search 2015

November is almost over.

Fall fun will be wrapped up for winter wonder.

 

I enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving with family and loved ones. The turkey and all the fixings were amazing, but I’m still in fall celebration mood with pumpkin sips for all those leftovers.

I have a great Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte Recipe for you.

 

But first:

If you didn’t get enough pumpkin pie at the dinner table, or you can’t wait four weeks until Christmas, this is the Soda for you.

 

Lester’s Fixings, Pumpkin Pie Soda

 

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Lester’s Fixings Pumpkin Pie Soda

 

Lester’s Fixings, Pumpkin Pie Soda is carbonated pumpkin pie. I found this crazy beverage at Stella’s Modern Pantry in Ocala, Florida. A little too sweet for me, this soda tastes exactly like a sweet, carbonated version of its namesake.

You can purchase this beverage along with some other crazy flavors over at: Vat19.com

 

Next we have Silk’s new addition to their Nog Line of dairy free holiday drinks. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

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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 »

Great Pumpkin Search 2015 is Underway!

It’s September.

For  many this means looking forward to leaves changing. Cool, crisp weather. Large bonfires and roasted foods. Halloween decorations fill shelves (with Christmas ones right behind them).

For me… Well, I live in Florida.

While the weather does lose some of it’s heavy, damp, humidity, it won’t cool for awhile. Scarves and cute sweaters will have to wait.

Even if I can’t feel the change in the weather I can enjoy it in other ways.

 

Bring on the Pumpkin!

I’m starting this year’s Great Pumpkin Search with breakfast.

 

 Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread

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Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread

I’ve seen this bread on the shelf for a few years and finally decided to give it a whirl.

This bread is enjoyable as toast with butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The pumpkin and spices, while present, are subtle.

If you’re looking for a hearty loaf of pumpkin bread, skip this. It’s fun for what it is and can be used to make other treats (like french toast sticks after the jump). If you’re looking for more pumpkin flavor, you will need to add pumpkin butter.

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