White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

It’s a gorgeous day in South Louisiana. It’s not a bazillion degrees outside, the humidity is down, and everyone is putting Halloween decorations out.
It’s a mommy and kiddos day, so I’m taking a break from writing and editing (for now) and the kids and I have been doing one of our favorite pastimes… Baking!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is my happy time.

It’s my favorite time of the year and I love everything about it. It’s Labor Day Weekend, the official end of summer, but for me… it’s been Fall for over a week. Continue reading

Spiced Coconut Coffee (can also substitute white chocolate)

It’s almost my favorite time of the year, FALL, so I’ve already started making my Fall dishes and of course that means… lots of coffee confections.

I figure my kids are going to school, so that means it must be Fall, right?!?!

Now if only, we could drop this Louisiana temperature down, oh about 20 degrees. 🙂 Continue reading

Angel Food Panini and Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Mocha Coffee

The New Orleans Saints are kicking bootay and taking names on my television. My munchkins are both napping. My husband is chopping onions in the kitchen. I have a sauce simmering on the stove for our grilled pork chops and pumpkin ravioli for dinner. The bay window is open and Fall is in the air.

The leaves are starting to change colors here in the Deep South and it’s an absolutely breathtaking day! Continue reading

Peppermint Mocha

I’ve gotten some e-mails after my blog from yesterday asking why I teased about a Peppermint Mocha, but did not share my recipe.

Our oldest munchkin came home from school feeling unwell on Tuesday and since then it’s gotten progressively worse.

Her temperature keeps spiking and we give her Tylenol/Motrin every few hours. Last night she climbed in bed with Mommy and Daddy crying around midnight and neither of us slept well.

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Fall Reading and Candy Corn Latte

I’m a huge reader.

I can often get lost in books and will stay up all night long trying to finish a book.

I also have this weird habit that I cannot just stop anywhere in a book. I HAVE to finish the chapter. Strange I know, but it’s a little quirk of mine. And often one more chapter becomes 2, or 3, or 4…

I read all types and genres of books, but my absolute favorite is Series Books.

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Mocha Frappe (I need a Coffee House)

Ok, well as I’m certain you’ve realized by now… coffee is my addiction. My guilty pleasure. My vice if you will.

Starbucks, Community Coffee (down here in Louisiana), PJ’s, etc, they all get a nice chunk of my money this time of year. I cannot go out to run errands without stopping at one of these to grab a jolt of java.

But I also MAKE tons of coffees at home for myself and my husband. We have the fancy machines and espresso makers, The steamers, and the syrups.

Owning my own coffee shop has been my dream for a long time. Maybe one day. Continue reading