Jared may be the marathon Coke drinker around our house, but I’m still holding the title for cupcake connoisseur, and in this case, that would be a Coca-Cola cupcake. Really you can just consider us a split household.
You can style them however you’d like to fit year round, but with red and white striped cupcake liners and mini straws, sprinkle toppings to look like bubbling over snow, and the Coca-Cola limited edition glass bottles, even Santa himself would show up to your dinner party. If not, I’m sure there’s a guest willing to let you share as many Cokes with them as you’re willing to give…
All bets are off when it comes to sweets during the months of October, November and December. Even though I, Alex, am a Registered Dietitian by day, I find all of the temptations – Halloween candy, pumpkin pie, caramel apples, and the endless cascade of baked goods nearly impossible to resist the minute the calendar switches to fall. ‘Tis the season for overindulgence and my kitchen smelling like the most wonderful holiday potpourri, right?
I first made this pumpkin blondies recipe a few weeks ago when we were hosting my in-laws for the weekend. I’m a firm believer in having a pan of freshly baked goods ready to go when company arrives; it’s the perfect sweet to welcome friends or family with. After traveling, it’s a treat to unpack, sip a cup of coffee, nibble on a blondie and visit.
It seems these days that pumpkin spice is no longer a flavor reserved only for morning lattes. Everywhere you look there’s a pumpkin spice flavored something, be it cookies, coffee, cakes or ice cream. If you’re anything like me, Alyssa, then this is something that you are not mad about one single bit! I know, I know, another girl who can’t get enough of pumpkin spice, but when it’s so delicious, who can blame you?!
That’s why this pumpkin pie pop tart recipe is at the tippy top of my Fall treat list. Basically, they’re like a little piece of cinnamon pumpkin pie heaven that you can have for breakfast because, duh, they’re pop-tarts, not pie! And thanks to puff pastry, they come together in a flash (No whipping up pastry dough required!).
Now, the only thing missing from this perfect fall breakfast is a PSL!…