Speaking of comfort and the feeling you get in your soul, today I was actually blessed with something so profound that I just had to share it with everyone. In between ooey gooey caramel recipes, and the stress of everyday life, you come across something/someone special that you never even realized the impact.
I met a former colleague for lunch today. We had not seen each other in 20 years. Thanks to FB, we reconnected. She told me a story that resoneted deep within her. She mentioned a conversation that she and I had 20 years ago. At that time I had mentioned to her that she had a wonderful way with words. She said she never actually believed that to be true at the time. Many years after that conversation lead her to writing a couple of books. And she shared them with me!. What a gift. One is entitled The Miracle of Christmas, A Child Is Born. The other is A Collection Of Reflections To Encourage Your Heart. All because I told her she had a way with words.
Yes, we cried! Happy tears. I never thought that my kind words to her would plant the seed that lead her down the path of writing these two pieces. I wish her well in this endeavor and hope she can get her works published. Thank you God for letting me be the kind person that I am. I truly feel blessed!
So enjoy what you love. Eat, Drink and be Merry.
I love food. I also love new finds like this new bottle of Madagascar Pure Bourbon Vanilla Paste that I just purchased. You will never go back to extract after you try this. It’s called paste, but it’s more like a really thick syrup.
I love salted caramels. So I thought why not try to make a salted caramel latte with PUMPKIN.
Here is my version, lighted up. Make this your little “cup” of heaven!
3 PP per serving
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin, (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 Tablespoon caramel flavored ice cream topping like Smuckers
- 1 Tablespoon Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 8 ounces fresh brewed coffee
- 2 Tablespoons light whipped cream
- 1/8 tsp. sea salt
In a small saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin, caramel, vanilla, and spice.
Stir until the mixture comes to a very small boil.
Remove from the heat immediately and place into a blender.
Pulse for about 2 minutes or until very frothy.
Pour the coffee into a mug. Top with whip cream, drizzle some caramel and sea salt.
I seriously can’t think of a better drink to start my day. I do believed I am hooked. If you come over for a cup of Joe, I will make one for you. Who’s in?