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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.
Dads, have we got breakfast for you! Okay, family, listen up – if you make him a German Pancake or Dutch Baby for Father’s Day, you’ll be treating him like the hero of the household that he is! If you’ve been bit by the cast iron cooking craze and happen to have a 10″ or 12″ cast iron skillet around, even better! But any oven-safe, heavy duty skillet will do. Are you worried that if you bake dad something special it may fall flat? Perfect! Then you’ve come to the right place. That’s exactly what a German Pancake or Dutch Baby does! It makes a huge, dramatic, puffy statement coming out of the oven, and then right before your very eyes, you’ll see it sinking, sinking, sinking. That’s when you pour a little clarified butter over it, squeeze some fresh lemon juice on it, and then give it a powdered sugar rain shower! Enter happy father to gobble it up. I can’t imagine any dad not loving this fantastic treat and the best part about it is how easy it is to make! Five everyday ingredients get you there, and you can top the German Pancake with just about anything dad loves, including fresh fruit, although the traditional way to serve it is with lemon juice and powdered sugar. There are no real tricks to making a perfect Dutch Baby, except that room temperature milk and eggs tend to create a fluffier pancake. If you’re using a cast iron skillet, get it nice and hot in the oven before you pour the eggs on. Other than that, you’re good to go! Crank up the oven to 425ºF and get the ingredients blending away. Pour dad a nice hot cup of java, tuck a napkin in his t-shirt, and then serve up a pan of sheer satisfaction! Happy Father’s Day, dads! You’re gonna love this one!
My momma’s best-on-the-planet Rum Cake was always the most requested dessert for Mother’s day, and, yes, we made her bake it (before you get mad, please know that you can’t pull an Italian mom out of the kitchen, ever, even on Mother’s Day).
But this year, we decided to let her off the hook and make something she’d never had before. For some reason, the beautiful Boston Cream Pie with two layers of cake, pastry cream, and chocolate glaze dripping over the top and down the sides, was never included in any of our special occasion menus. We’re making up for that now! Happy Mother’s Day, beautiful moms!