Two of My Favorite Things

Fall + coffee

One Sunday morning we actually clicked the heat on in the house for the first time. It was a lovely, crisp fall (but not fall) morning that called for some good coffee.

I pinned a pumpkin spice latte recipe last year and finally had the stuff in the house to make them, so here’s the recipe (with my tweaks of course!)

I mostly followed the recipe found here, but here’s what I did:

  • I used the canned pumpkin, but would highly recommend using the syrup to non-insulin challenged people. The tiny bits of pumpkin make the drink pretty thick and settle to the bottom.
  • I used skim milk and Stevia
  • As you can see I did not top them off with whipped cream
  • In our regular-sized mugs there was enough for almost 3 lattes

Also involving coffee, at my husband’s request I made espresso chocolate chip cookies for having family over on Saturday.


Again, I mostly followed this recipe, but here’s what I did:

  • Used Stevia instead of granulated sugar (I did use real brown sugar)
  • We forgot to buy eggs on the last store trip so instead I used just over half a cup of skim milk
  • I was generous with the coffee
  • In the past I’ve used dark chocolate, but this time used the semi-sweet chocolate chips (the dark chocolate makes them very rich!)

Do you have any good fall recipes to recommend?





2 thoughts on “Two of My Favorite Things

  1. I don’t have any fall recipes to recommend but I did want to share with you my love for fall 🙂 We don’t have control of the heat in our apartment (bummer!) but was actually surprised they didn’t put it on a few mornings last week. I’m glad they didn’t but it was a bit chilly.

  2. My daughter has a pumpkin spice latte using real pumpkin that she makes in a crockpot. It was very good and didn’t mess too much with my BG. I need to get it from her so I can make it at home. Love me some pumpkin – anything.

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