• Pumpkin Roundup

    Pumpkin Roundup 2018 #1: Drinks

    It is officially fall, which means it is officially pumpkin season.  That’s right, time for pumpkin everything.  Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cereal, pumpkin sandwiches, pumpkin pajamas.  You name it! It’s been some years since my last pumpkin roundup, so I decided to do another one this year.  In my pumpkin roundup, I feature some very pumpkiny recipes.  I showcase the recipes over a few week, listing them in different categories. The first category is drinks.  Now, I personally, can only consume pumpkin in a quick bread.  No way else.  But I thought that you all would like to explore pumpkin in all its forms, starting with something to quench your thirst.…

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    Beignets in the Bayou

    This past weekend was a great action-packed, spirit-filled weekend.   I attended the Southwest Region Conference Annual Singles Enrichment Weekend.  This year the event was hosted by Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   We had a great time all weekend.  But we couldn’t dare leave the state without some authentic beignets.  Beignets are deep-fried pastries, similar to funnel cake, but more sophisticated.  And definitely, not as oily. We found a coffee shop near the hotel, Coffee Call, and decided to enjoy some beignets before traveling home.  These lovely pillows of fried dough were served hot with a heaping of powdered sugar.  The coffee shop offers regular sized…

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    Coffee Break

    Today is International Coffee Day!!  A day to celebrate a beverage that many consume daily.  Some cannot make it through the day without a cup of coffee.  Is it the taste that they crave?  Or is it the caffeine? Whatever it is that keeps you coming back for another cup, enjoy it today.  In celebration of the holiday, some businesses are offering some great deals.  Check them out here. What brand/flavor of coffee do you prefer?

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    Pumpkin Roundup #1: Drinks

    It’s that time of year again!  Time for some pumpkin.  Everywhere you look, you are being inundated with tons of pumpkin recipes.  Well, I thought I’d round up a few good ones for you. I like pumpkin.  I can’t say that I love it.  And I am very picky in how I consume it.   I can only eat it when it is baked into some type of bread, cupcake, etc.  No other way.  But I want to share some pumpkin drink recipes that you may enjoy.   Pumpkin Pie Smoothie  Who doesn’t love a smoothie?  This one is simple to make and quite healthy, too.  The recipe is non-dairy,…