Posts Tagged ‘pumpkin spice’

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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November – Great Pumpkin Search 2014

It’s still fall. The weather is finally cooling down in Florida, and I’m gearing up for the big Thanksgiving feast. There’s still plenty of room for a delicious pumpkin treat.

Here are some more pumpkin things I’ve found.

 

Etenmann’s Pumpkin Donuts and Pumpkin Loaf Cake.

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Etenmanns Pumpkin Donuts

The pumpkin donuts are a bit too sweet and the pumpkin isn’t very strong. I think Dunkin Donut’s pumpkin donuts are better, and have more spice. Still, for a grocery bought donut, these are nice with some coffee. The pumpkin Loaf cake is much better. It’s sweet but still has a light spice and is very moist. This goes well with coffee or tea.

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Etenmanns Pumpkin Loaf-Cake

 

Speaking of tea, I ordered the Stocking Stuffer Set of teas from Adagio Teas. One of the main reasons I purchased this set was for the Pumpkin Spice Tea, however I was very pleased with all the other flavors as well (Chestnut and Read the rest of this entry »

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.

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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 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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Happy October

panera pumpkin cookie

Pumpkin Cookie from Panera

It’s October! The weather is finally starting to cool, welcoming the wonders of fall.
Though not exactly a “Great Pumpkin Search” candidate, the Pumpkin Cookie from Panera Bread (pictured above) is a wonderful delight!

A bright orange sugar cookie in the shape of a grinning Jack-O-Lantern, with classic sugary sweetness and a hint of citrus flavor, it is a perfect pairing to a warm Pumpkin Spice Latte, also available at Panera Bread. Read the rest of this entry »