I'm going to introduce you to one of my fall friends.
Meet Pumpkin Pie Spice. Maybe you have already met.
This spice is an essential to the fall experience. And is a great pick-me-up in the long winter months as well.
I have already shared my love of autumn here, and one of those loves is pumpkin spice lattes. Mmmm.....
However, I am not a rich woman and cannot run down to Starbucks every time I have a pumpkin spice craving (which is happening a lot lately), so I turn to my cupboard and pull out the pumpkin pie spice.
I sprinkle it into the coffee grounds before I make a pot of coffee in the morning and it is delish. Not exactly like Starbucks, but the little bit of spice adds something special to a normal cup of coffee.
It is also perfect for a mug of hot chocolate. I sprinkle a little bit on top of the mix before I stir it around and it is so yummy. I never seem to have it on hand, but add a little bit of whipped cream and you have yourself a great afternoon treat!
So if you can't have Starbucks every single day, try some pumpkin pie spice in your coffee or hot chocolate and get ready to love autumn a little bit more.