Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

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Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee – A simple to make fall drink! Coffee cold brewed with delicious pumpkin pie spices over night!


Have you tried out cold brewed coffee yet? I just had it for the first time and it is so addicting! I saw it everywhere this summer and just never ended up trying it but I love how strong it is and it’s super easy to make! The pumpkin pie spices really take it to a whole never level, I can’t wait to try experimenting with it a bit more! I am a huge fan of coffee, I drink at least 2 cups every day so finding a new way to make it is really exciting! I had mine with a bit of half and half but it would be great with a touch of pure maple syrup too if you love sweeter coffee!

My other new favorite things are SKS Bottles and Jars! I picked up some SKS Clear Glass Beverage Bottles w/ White Metal Plastisol Lined Lug Caps and SKS Wide Mouth Canning Jars from their website and have been using them for everything from Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider to this Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee! SKS has been around since 1986 with over 6000 different containers that are perfect for small to large, Fortune 500 companies alike! I love that most of their jars are made in the USA and recyclable!

Hover over this image to shop the jars and bottles I used!

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

I ordered the products right off of SKS’s website and had them shipped straight to my house.  It was a really straight forward and easy process!

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

The elegant look of the SKS Clear Glass Beverage Bottles w/ White Metal Plastisol Lined Lug Caps is really what sold me, they are perfect for everything from drinks to salad dressings! I can’t wait to use the SKS Wide Mouth Canning Jars for making jam.  I have my pumpkin pie spice mix in one of the jars currently and it is perfect in there! The wide mouth makes scooping the spices out of it so easy!

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of cloves

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or jar.  Refrigerate for 8-12 hours.
  2. Pour through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into glass bottles, leaving a bit of room.
  3. Add creamer or water to taste!

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

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Pumpkin Madeleines #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin French Madeleines – A simple french treat with a fall twist! Light and fluffy madeleines made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices!

Pumpkin French Madeleines

Pumpkin French Madeleines


Welcome to Pumpkin Week 2017! I am so excited to be a part of this considering my love of pumpkin! 31 bloggers are all posting recipes that are made with pumpkin October 2-6 to celebrate the season! I decided to be a tad bit ambitious and signed up to do a post each of the five days so I have been kicking butt trying to get them all done! The line up of recipes I have for you this week will be Pumpkin French Madeleines, Pumpkin Pie Hummus, Pumpkin Cream Puffs, Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter, and Pumpkin Cream Horns! These are some really tasty recipes that are the perfect way to celebrate the season!

Pumpkin French Madeleines

Now I am a huge fan of french pastries and treats! I first fell in love with French Madeleines in high school.  Whenever I went to my friend’s house, they would always have madeleines from Costco and they were just so amazing! Light and fluffy little buttery shell-shaped cakes that just melt in your mouth when you take a bite.  I could easily eat a whole tin of them myself! This was actually my first time making them myself and I was so happy with how they turned out! I was expecting them to be much more difficult to make than they were so that was a pleasant surprise! Make sure you pick up a madeleine tin before you make them, I got one off of Amazon for just a few dollars!

If you love french desserts, make sure to check out my Red Wine French Macarons, Lavender Lemon Macarons, and Spiced Chai Macarons!

Pumpkin French Madeleines
Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek recipes:

Pumpkin Drink Recipes:

Pumpkin Pie Moscow Mule from Love and Confections.

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce from Hardly A Goddess.
Goat Cheese and Sage Pizza with Pumpkin Crust from The Spiffy Cookie.
Kaddo Bowrani (Afghan Pumpkin with Yoghurt Sauce) from Caroline’s Cooking.
Pickled Pumpkin with Sage and Autumn Spices from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Pumpkin Beer Bread from Forking Up.
Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup with Herbed Croutons from The Crumby Kitchen.
Pumpkin Chili from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.
Pumpkin Corn Chowder with Shrimp from Kudos Kitchen by Renee.
Pumpkin Focaccia Bread from Cookaholic Wife.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Parmesan Sage Cream Sauce from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.
Pumpkin Rosemary Hummus with Sizzled Garlic from Amy’s Cooking Adventures.
Pumpkin Stew with Chicken and Black Beans from Palatable Pastime.

 

Sweet Pumpkin Recipes:

Brown Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from The Redhead Baker.
Cheesecake Stuffed Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Cooking with Carlee.
Easy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from Daily Dish Recipes.
Jumbo Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping from Family Around The Table.
Pumpkin Blondies from It Bakes Me Happy.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from The Chef Next Door.

Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Bars from The Nifty Foodie.

Pumpkin Madeleines from Mildly Meandering.
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites from Making Miracles.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from Seduction in the Kitchen.
Pumpkin Pie Tassies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.
Pumpkin Scones from The Freshman Cook.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.
Pumpkin Zucchini Streusel Bread from An Affair from the Heart.
Ridiculously Good Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake from Bacon Fatte.

Pumpkin French Madeleines

Pumpkin French Madeleines

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted, but cooled a bit)
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Dash of cloves
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tbsp melted butter + 1 tbsp flour (to use on pan)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and spread 1 tbsp melted butter into the indentations in a madeleine pan and lightly flour it.  Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar.  Beat until well combined.
  3. Add in pumpkin puree, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.  Continue to stir and once combined, add in flour and then add in butter.  Stir until just combined.
  4. Transfer 1 tbsp of batter into each of the indentations in the madeleine pan.  Transfer to the oven and bake for 11-12 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool before dusting with powdered sugar.

Adapted from Sweet and Savory Meals

Pumpkin French Madeleines

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Creamy Roasted Garlic Penne Pasta

Creamy Roasted Garlic Penne Pasta – A quick and easy 30 minute meal packed full of flavor! A creamy roasted garlic sauce over penne pasta!

Creamy Roasted Garlic Penne Pasta

I just love pasta! It is one of my favorite meals to make, I usually go for tortellini alfredo but this time I decided to mix it up and try making a bit of a different garlic cream sauce! It was so easy to make and incredibly flavorful! I paired it with a baguette with butter, parmesan, and extra roasted garlic on top! It was the perfect meal!


I actually made this pasta about two weeks ago but since I ended up so busy, I didn’t get it up until now because of how busy I’ve been up here! I have a whole bunch of recipes photographed but just not written up!

This is also one of the first dinner recipes I’ve actually written too! Make sure to check out some of the other like the Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Pork and Veggies, Salsa Verde Chicken Eggrolls, and Italian Beef Grilled Cheese, they are all pretty tasty!Creamy Roasted Garlic Penne Pasta

Creamy Roasted Garlic Penne Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 box of penne pasta
  • 1 head of roasted garlic*
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream + 2 tsp all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Remove garlic cloves from head and mash with fork.  Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook penne pata for the amount of time directed on box.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  4. Add in garlic and cream.  Bring to a simmer.
  5. Slowly add in cheese, salt, and pepper.  Stir until melted.
  6. In a small bowl, combine heavy cream and flour.  Stir until well combined before transferring to the saucepan.  This will help thicken the sauce up.  Stir until there are no more clumps in the sauce.
  7. Continue to stir for a few more minutes while the sauce thickens up.
  8. Drain cooked pasta and pour sauce over it.  Garnish with parmesan and a bit of fresh parsley!

Notes

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Easy Weekly Meal Plan #3

Anyone else hit 5 pm and then realize they have no idea what to make for dinner? I have teamed up with 6 other wonderful bloggers to help alleviate that issue with a weekly meal plan! We have everything from sandwiches to slow cooker meals in the line up this week!

Mildly Meandering is finally back online! This meal plan is going out late because I lost my domain name all of Monday and I have been playing catch up since then.  Everything is now completely back to normal! But with my domain name expiring, that means it is Mildly Meandering’s first birthday! It is pretty crazy an entire year has gone by since it all started!

I have been busy working on a whole bunch of recipes this week! Last week, I ended up posting Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce, Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal, Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider, and Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake! They are some really tasty recipes! I made some other recipes that will be out the next few weeks too, I have been prepping for Pumpkin Week and I have three of the five recipes I planned to make done along with starting on Choctober recipes tomorrow starting with some chocolate cupcakes and chocolate cookies! Make sure to check out everything coming out the next few weeks!


 

Easy Weekly Meal Plan #3

 

Monday

Easy Weekly Meal Plan #3

Italian Beef Grilled Cheese by Mildly Meandering

 

Tuesday

Easy Weekly Meal Plan #3

Turkey Spaghetti Sauce by Jonesin’ for Taste

 

Wednesday

Easy Weekly Meal Plan #3

Easy Zucchini and Yellow Squash Casserole by Recipe Treasures

 

Thursday

Easy Weekly Meal Plan #3

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice by New South Charm

 

Friday

Easy Weekly Meal Plan #3

Baked Breakfast Chimichangas by Cooking with Carlee

 

Saturday

Easy Weekly Meal Plan #3

Grilled Reuben Sandwich by Joyful Homemaking

 

Sunday

Easy Weekly Meal Plan #3

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake Balls by Tastefully Eclectic

 

Make sure to come back next week and check out the next meal plan!

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Wicked Kitchen Launch at Kroger

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EatWickedKitchen #CollectiveBias

Busy day? Busier night? Let Wicked Kitchen rescue you from making your fourth grilled cheese of the week. Delivering delicious, incredibly-bold food straight to your home, Wicked Kitchen frozen meals are the ultimate solution for bringing real food with adventurous flavors and premium ingredients straight to you. Convenient? Yep. Too good to be true? Nope!


With no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and kitchen-level ingredients like Guajillo chilies, mozzarella cheese, and chicken and beef raised with no antibiotics, tonight’s meal is a no-brainer. And now, for a limited time, there is an online offer to save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Wicked Kitchen Mac & Cheese or Hand Pie at Kroger and Kroger banner stores!

Click here to download this awesome deal before it’s gone. And while you’re shopping at your local Kroger or Kroger banner store, don’t forget to stock up on all of the mouthwatering meals, from the Buffalo Inspired Chicken Hand Pie to the Chorizo Mac & Cheese. With these jaw-dropping flavors at your fingertips, you may never have to ask yourself, “So what’s for dinner?” again.

Spread the love and share this limited time offer with friends, too, so that they can eat wickedly good during their next night in or TV binge session.

Make sure you follow Wicked Kitchen socially to stay up to date on future promotions, and check out the brand here for more information on this good food with a bad-itude.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake – The perfect single-serving dessert that tastes just like a pumpkin spice latte! It is a delicious fall treat!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

I am back with another fantastic mug cake! It is the perfect single-serving fall dessert! After making the Caramel Apple Mug Cake last week, I knew I had to make another a pumpkin version! This was originally just going to be a pumpkin mug cake but then I had a brilliant idea… why not add some coffee to the recipe and make it a Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake! Thus, I made a coffee-infused whipped cream to go on top and it might just be the greatest whipped cream ever! It has just enough coffee in it so that you can taste it with just the right balance of sweetness and creaminess! I’ve been putting the extra on top of fried apples for a snack all week too! I can’t wait to see what else I can put it on top of, I know I will be making it again!


Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

 

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are one of my favorite treats to get in the fall! They are just so delicious! We don’t have a Starbucks within 2 hours of my house so I go get them from my adorable local coffee shop! They are even better there!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

Ingredients

Pumpkin Mug Cake

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • Pinch of cloves
  • Pinch of salt

Coffee Whipped Cream

  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp strongly brewed coffee
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Toppings (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.  Stir until combined with no lumps.
  2. Pour batter into mug and microwave for 1-1:30 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Top with whipped cream, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and caramel sauce! (optional)

Adapted from We’re Not Martha

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Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider – A favorite fall drink made with fresh apples, oranges, and a blend of delicious seasonings slow cooked for hours.

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider

Making homemade slow cooker spiced apple cider is the best! I always go through so much during the fall whether I am baking with it or even just drinking a glass so making it at home means I can make as much as I want and have a constant supply of it all of the time! I love the fact you can just let it go in the slow cooker with only having to intervene once just to mash the apples a bit.  It is so simple to make!


So far, I have used this apple cider to make the Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal and I am planning on using it in Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter and Baked Apple Cider Donuts! Basically, I am rolling in fall recipes right now, that all I have been eating recently!

I highly suggest serving it hot with a bit of homemade vanilla whipped cream, a pinch of cinnamon, and a salted caramel drizzle on top!

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Ingredients

  • 8 apples
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 8-10 cups water
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Directions

  1. Cut apples and orange into quarters.  Don’t worry about leaving the stems, skins, and core intact, it will get strained out later.
  2. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.  Leave at least 1/2 inch space from the top of the slow cooker.
  3. An hour before the apple cider will be done, use a potato masher to mash apples and oranges before letting it finish up cooking.
  4. Pour apple cider through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher.  Serve hot!

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

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Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal – An easy slow cooker breakfast idea that tastes just like an apple pie! Made with fresh apples, apple pie spice, apple cider, and oatmeal! Simple to make and it’s a great way to feed a crowd!

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

Slow cooker meals are the best! I love just popping a few ingredients into my slow cooker and coming home a few hours later to a finished meal! I have 3 slow cookers, I am just kinda obsessed! Last week, I made Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal for breakfast and it was great because I would just grab a scoop every morning pour some almond milk on top along with some coconut sugar and walnuts.  It was a big improvement over my regular breakfast, prepackaged oatmeal.  Oatmeal has been my go-to breakfast for years because it is so easy to whip up in the morning before class.  I am not a huge morning person and kinda wander around aimlessly until I have had a few cups of coffee!


Until last year when I made Slow Cooker Pecan Pie Oatmeal, I really had no idea you could make things in a slow cooker that were not savory.  I was so excited that I did a lot of experimenting on different slow cooker recipes from fruit crisps to apple butter.

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

Ingredients

Oatmeal

  • 1 1/2 cups steel cut oatmeal
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups apples (diced)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • Pinch of salt

Toppings (optional)

  • Chopped pecans
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Diced apples

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Set slow cooker to high and let cook for 2-3 hours.
  3. Add toppings and serve!

Adapted from Five Heart Home

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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce – Take your dessert to a whole new level with a drizzle of this sauce! Easy to make and so delicious!

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is kinda dangerous.  Since I made it, I think I have put it on literally everything I’ve eaten! It’s that good! It’s actually the star of the Caramel Apple Mug Cake I made for lunch last weekend!


I was really amazed how well it turned out, it tasted even better than caramel sauce I have bought at the store! I knew I was going to make a ton of apple and pumpkin recipes the next few weeks and caramel is just perfect on any of those desserts! There is even a sneak peek below of my Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake that I just had to share in this post because it really showed off the caramel so nicely! Make sure to check that post out later this week!

I think an amazing snack would be slices of an apple dipped in this sauce.  It would be great to send for school lunches or as an after school snack! What’s not to love about caramel and apples together?!

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring constantly.  Once it is boiling, bring heat up to high and stop stirring.  Let boil until a nice amber color, about 6-10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and pour in heavy cream, butter, vanilla, and salt.  Mix until well combined.
  3. Pour into a jar or dish to cool and store.  Once the caramel sauce has cooled, it will thicken up.  Store in refrigerator.

Adapted from Live Well, Bake Often

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

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Easy Weekly Meal Plan #2

Anyone else hit 5 pm and then realize they have no idea what to make for dinner? I have teamed up with 6 other wonderful bloggers to help alleviate that issue with a weekly meal plan! We have everything from brownies to pasta in the line up this week!

This week has been a really hectic one! My new posts that went out were Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts, Tex-Mex Eggrolls, Salsa Verde Chicken Eggrolls, Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, and Caramel Apple Mug Cake! I definitely had eggrolls on the mind with two different ones coming out! I made the Tex-Mex Eggrolls for Food Bloggers for Texas where a group of bloggers all made Texas themed recipes to help raise money for reputable charities to help with the Hurricane Harvey efforts! In addition to all of these recipes, I’ve made another six yesterday and today so stayed tuned!

In addition to normal recipes coming out, I’ll be participating in Choctoberfest and Pumpkinweek the beginning of October.  I’ve been trying to plan out a whole bunch of fun recipes to make for those with 5 pumpkin and 3 chocolate recipes planned! It’ll be a crazy few weeks of cooking! The recipe I am most excited to make is Pumpkin Madelines! I just ordered a Madeline pan from Amazon and I have never actually made them before even though they are one of my favorite desserts! I always get a big bin of them when I go to Costco!


 

Easy Weekly Meal Plan #2

 

Monday

Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Pork and Veggies

Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Pork and Veggies by Mildly Meandering

 

Tuesday

Easy Turkey Meatloaf

Easy Turkey Meatloaf by Joyful Homemaking

 

Wednesday

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup by Jonesin’ For Taste

 

Thursday

One Pot Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

One Pot Chicken Pumpkin Alfredo by Tastefully Eclectic

 

Friday

Easy Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Easy Honey Mustard Pork Chops by Cooking with Carlee

 

Saturday

Skillet Taco Mac and Cheese

Skillet Taco Mac and Cheese by New South Charm

 

Sunday

Symphony Brownies

Symphony Brownies by My Recipe Treasures

 

Make sure to come back next week and check out the next meal plan!

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