Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday-Recipes like this one!

Photo credit and recipe

Occasionally, I miss my days as a barista. I had a 2 year stint at the large coffee chain, while I was deciding what I wanted to do with my Real Estate career.

Being a barista had it's good days, and bad days, just like any job. I especially loved the days where every drink I made came out absolutely perfect. I would often get customers coming back to me after they finished the rest of their shopping, to let me know "..the foam was perfect", "It wasn't too sweet, I loved it",

I truly enjoyed making a good drink that was appreciated. And I still do.

I was so happy to see all of these pumpkin spice latte recipes show up on my Facebook news feed yesterday and this morning. For me, there's not much else that is more relaxing than a delicious hot latte. Especially if it's less than $4.50 a cup!

I haven't made one yet, but the coffee is brewing right now. I can't wait to invite a few friends over one morning, and serve them a homemade pumpkin spice latte. Maybe I'll serve it with some pumpkin scones?

I am thankful that others take the time to perfect recipes like this so that we can enjoy the fruits of their labor (because I'm *sure* testing out a drink like this is probably really hard!). I'm thankful that there are recipes like this out there, that can save us money and give is one more way we can reach out to our neighbors.

What are you thankful for today?

*Just a quick note, I did make this and try it now. For any of you who are planning on making it, this recipe states 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar. I tried it with just one, and it wasn't very good at all. Too much unsweetened pumpkin flavor for me. I added in 1 packet of splenda and it was perfect.


  1. MMMMMMmmm! I'm not a pumpkin person, but the smell of FALL is awesome! If I was a pumpkin liker I'd be all over your recipe- it sounds great (minus the pumpkin! LOL)

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. I will be back. I have to go try this!!

  3. @yestheyareallmine
    :0) I'm going to be trying out a Pumpkin Spice creamer recipe soon too. I don't have the time to fix a latte very often, but the creamer, I could do one big batch and stick it in the fridge!