Pumpkin Spice Coffee

This morning I was CRAVING another pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. But my wallet wasn’t having it. So I decided to make my own!!!

Of course, every “first” recipe in the kitchen starts with a google search.

I found a lot of great recipes, but just made a few changes.

Pumpkin Spice Latte


– 1/4 c coffee (or 1 shot of espresso)

– 1 c warm milk

– 1/4 cup canned pumpkin

– 1-2 tbsp coffeemate pumpkin spice

– 2-4 tbsp cool whip

optional: pumpkin spice, or make your own pumpkin spice syrup


– Make coffee

– Heat milk in microwave

– Add both to coffee cup. Then add canned pumpkin, coffeemate, and top with cool whip.



Pumpkin and Banana

On Sunday, I made two new recipes. I love how I have more time on Sundays!

P and B pancakes


-1 bananas

-1 egg

-dash soy milk

-1 c pancake mix

– 1/2 c pancake

– cinnamon


Mash the bananas

Add egg and dash of milk and mix

Add pancake mix and pumpkin

Then its time to bake…..


of course the Picky Eater said he didn’t like them

proof it ate it all! haha

then it was time for the next recipe (basically because I wanted to use all the pumpkin up!)

P and B bread


-2 bananas

– 1 1/2 c pumpkin

– 1/2 c brown sugar

– 2 eggs

– 2 1/2 c oats

– 1 c flour

– 2 tsp baking powder

– cinnamon


I just mixed all the ingredients together at the same time (I was running late on time)

they are delicious! Next time would only had one egg

Pumpkin Oat Pancake

Pumpkin Oat Pancakes:


1/2 c oats

1 egg

1/4 cup pumpkin

splash of soy milk

cinnamon (to taste)


Peanut butter

banana (or any fruit)

agave nectar (syrup and honey would work too!)


  • 1.)  Mix all ingredients in a bowl


  • 2.) Spray small skillet  and heat on medium to high heat
  • 3.) Spread mixture evenly on skillet
  • 4.) once brown on one side, FLIP!
  • 5.) Gather toppings (I love PB, banana, and agave nectar)


  • ENJOY!


I know I have made many different types of pancakes……

Hollie’s “Krissy Nutcakes” (named after me, Im just THAT lucky haha), blueberry banana pancakes, sprinkle pancakes, Chocolate protein pancakes, pumpkin pancakes, and heart pancakes. It may SEEEMMM that im obsessed with pancakes….Im ok with that. haha

But the pumpkin oat pancake is one of my favorites!


Pretty good day. After taking my son to school, I went back to bed till 10:30. It was really nice. Even though I wasn’t hungry, my brain was screaming PUMPKIN PANCAKES!
topped with agave nectar

Then I was ready for the gym! Day two in a row…I was thinking I might try to get a streak going- WHOS WITH ME?

For lunch, again not hungry. Just thirsty. Blueberry Smoothie.


I knew I needed to eat something, so I used left over roast to make a sandwich

Then dinner came and my mom said chinese. Still not hungry, but I couldnt resist
I used to eat 3x this amount
 This was my mom’s…I wanted this one!

 This was mine, still a good one


 And this is my son’s

 Last one was my dad’s. We all had a good laugh about this one

“You never hesitate to tackle the most dificult problems”

After blogging, Im going to start reading this, has anyone read this before?

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

 And hanging out with guy…haha love the ears

Question for you:
1.) Do you like fortune cookies?
2.)  What is your favorite smoothie recipe?

3.) are you reading any books for fun at the moment?