Month: October 2016

Double-Chocolate Pumpkin Bark

img_3457One of my favorite activities this time of year is to carve pumpkins. As a child, my brothers and I used to sit together a couple days before Halloween and carve our jack-o’-lantern faces onto the pumpkins. I am pretty certain one of my brothers was a pumpkin whisperer as he would carve elaborate and creative pumpkins each year. Afterwards we would all clean our pumpkin seeds and roast them the next day for snacks.

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Easy Pumpkin Dip

easy pumpkin dip || joyfully so

It wasn’t until junior year in college that I began to learn the greatness of pumpkins. I used to eat pumpkin pie mix straight from the can or with a little caramel topping in a bowl in my room for a meal – err, snack between classes. My mom is proud I have evolved since those days but I still value pumpkin and its ability to be deliciously transformed into a number of delectable treats.

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The 105 Calorie Pumpkin Spice Latte

the 105 calorie pumpkin spice latte || joyfully so

It’s officially a week until Halloween! With the cooler temperatures ahead, I often turn to warm foods and drinks. Soups, stews and lattes are a few favorites! I love sipping on pumpkin spice lattes during this festive season, but don’t like the high sugar, high calorie and high cost found in coffee shop lattes. With a little experimenting, I created a 105 calorie pumpkin spice latte to enjoy on these beautiful fall mornings.

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