Posted: 4:48 pm Sunday, September 4th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
If you love all things pumpkin, you love this time of year. If you don’t, see you in the spring! Just kidding but I’m pretty sure I sent the barista at Starbucks into a state of shock when I didn’t get overly excited about the Pumpkin Spice Latte being back. Just not in the mood, it was nothing personal. So yes, Starbucks has launched their fall favorite and even kicked that up a notch with their Chili Mocha and the Toasted Graham Latte.
Then there’s Dunkin Donuts and their Pumpkin Muffin, and here’s the newest. How about Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and Special K Pumpkin Spice Crunch? Actually, I could see using those do a tasty spin on the rice cereal crisp bar and use those instead with a dash of pumpkin spice mixed in with the marshmallows. I found a few more that might make pumpkin fans even happier. How about a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl or Pumpkin Spice Waffles from Anne Byrne (The Cake Doctor)?
Then there are the health benefits of pumpkin – not the canned filling – from The Daily Burn. I love the seeds toasted with sea salt, but did you know they can actually help you sleep? Here I thought it was that big Thanksgiving meal topped off with pumpkin pie. Make your own (like a pumpkin smoothie) and indulge at your favorite coffee shop. Gee…is it time for Christmas cookies yet? Let me know how you feel, and take the Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Pumpkin Poll.
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM ANN KELLY’S KITCHEN
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. – Jim Davis