The old torn up cookbook has no publishing date on it, but it had to have been produced when home economics teachers were a big part of the regular school curriculum. Those days are long gone, and with them many of the treasured recipes that they undoubtedly shared with students like this Praline Apple Pie. The cookbook is called Our Favorite Desserts from Home Economics Teachers and includes 2000 desserts submitted and tested by teachers from all over the US and Canada. Wow, where to begin? So, I started with the “A’s” and this fantastic and unique apple pie recipe jumped out at me. As if a good home made apple pie isn’t scrumptious enough, this one has a glazed caramel topping that enrobes the pecans and gets poured all over the top of the pie after it’s cooked. The recipe calls for mace, which is the outer covering of the nutmeg seed. It’s a bit sweeter and milder that nutmeg, but if you don’t have mace, nutmeg will work just fine. (Grinding the nutmeg fresh is always so much more flavorful than the pre-ground variety). I have to thank my friends Linda and Luther Bruce of Paradise Valley for the phone call I always love getting, “Jan! We found some old cookbooks and I knew you’d put them to good use!” You better believe I will. Enjoy this twist on the all -American favorite!
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The PSL started as a LTO but because of people’s FOMO, AFAIK, it’s our top #fallobsession. (No need to grab the Urban Dictionary. What I’m telling you is that the Pumpkin Spiced Latte started as a Limited Time Offer but because of people’s Fear Of Missing Out, As Far As I Know, it’s the thing we obsess over every Fall!) So this year, I’m all in. I have a delicious pumpkin spiced latte recipe for you, a perfect Pupkin Latte for your pooch, and I’ve even included a tasty Pumpkin Pie Milkshake for the kids!
A note about the ingredients for your pup! Because dogs don’t digest dairy very well, my recipe lists coconut milk which is ok for dogs. In fact the American Kennel Club says that coconut milk can strengthen their immune system by fighting off viruses and can also help with bad breath and clearing up skin conditions like hot spots, flea allergies, and itchy skin. Also, the fiber in canned pumpkin has proven to benefit dogs’ digestive tracts. But! All things in moderation. So small servings are best! As for you and your pumpkin spiced latte and milkshakes–go ahead and sip, savor, slurp and obsess over PSE–Pumpkin Spiced Everything! We can’t seem to live without it.