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October 2014 – Great Pumpkin Search

Here we are, officially!

Now that we have arrived in Autumn let’s celebrate with pumpkin everything!


Sadly, in the Sunshine state (which has been nothing but rain the last few days), it is still warm. No cool crisp air. No brightly colored leaves. No bonfires. At least, not yet. Soon, I hope, the weather will turn and cool off. Even a few degrees would be nice.

Since it’s still warm here, I wanted to start this post with some delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice-Cream from Baskin Robins.

Baskin Robins Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream |

Baskin Robins Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice-Cream


This ice-cream is heavenly. You can enjoy it in a cup, cone, or blended with other flavors into a milkshake. My husband had a Snickers, Pumpkin Cheesecake milkshake, while I delighted in two pure scoops of heaven. Read the rest of this entry »

Great Pumpkin Search 2014

Pumpkin spice and everything nice.


I can’t believe it’s already mid-August. Most kids are back and school and the weather, though stormy here in Florida, is starting to cool ever so slightly.


Thoughts of fall and all it brings have started to fill my mind. Friends are planning Halloween parties and costumes. Halloween stores are starting to sprout up, though their doors are thankfully still closed.


As always, this time of year, I find my cravings leaning towards the savory and sweet variety of pumpkin season. Imagine my delight when I wandered into Barnes and Noble with a friend and found this gem in the bakery display.


Pumpkin Cupcake at Barnes and Noble

Pumpkin Cupcake at Barnes and Noble


It was the last pumpkin cupcake they had and it was divine! Read the rest of this entry »

Great Pumpkin Search 2013: Target Finds

I’m falling head first into Fall and hoping for cooler weather—despite the high 80° temps in Florida.

I desperately want to don my scarf collection and wear the berets I’ve recently crocheted, but until the weather agrees I’ll have to settle for a taste of fall instead of that crisp fall feeling.

Thankfully pumpkin flavored everything is out in full force, especially at Target!


For those who don’t have a Barnes & Noble nearby, I found a brand new item from Celestial Seasonings Tea—Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea!

I found this at Target, but I imagine it would also be found at your local grocer or wherever Celestial Seasonings is sold.

Celestral Seasonings- Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea & Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Celestial Seasonings- Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea & Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

This tea is reminiscent of Chai spice, but with a hint of pumpkin. It’s very subtle. It does have actual pumpkin in it, and is naturally sweetened with stevia extract. I found that it still needed a bit of sugar or honey to bring out the flavors of the tea.

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Kick Off – The Great Pumpkin Search of 2013

Every year it seems that the pumpkin flavors pop up earlier and earlier.


This year’s first item for the Great Pumpkin Search was actually found in the middle of August. I discovered a wonderful Pumpkin Spice Tea at Barnes & Nobles.

First, it’s Tea, second it’s PUMPKIN Tea!!!


Obviously, I had to try a hot, venti immediately. I did have to wait the 5 minutes for the tea to brew, and then another couple minutes for the hot beverage to cool enough to sip, but it was well worth the wait!!

Harney & Sons Pumpkin Spice Tea

Harney & Sons Pumpkin Spice Tea

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Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin!

As the month of October comes towards its end the Great Pumpkin Search continues!

pumpkin pie pop-tarts

Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts

I was very excited to try the Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts. A friend had told me about them last year, but I missed out on my opportunity, so when I found a box at Target, I had to snatch them up and give them a try. Read the rest of this entry »