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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

I mostly make smoothies in the spring and summer, but after making this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, I may be making more of them in the autumn! It’s always nice to have a healthier treat like this that has the flavors of fall!

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Onion-Roasted Potatoes

This is a super-easy recipe I found a while back on the box of a Lipton® Onion Soup package. It’s so good! And I also like these Onion-Roasted Potatoes because you don’t have to peel the potatoes—just leave those skins on and cut them into chunks! This is a very versatile side dish—you can serve these potatoes at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Easy Salted Caramel Latte

If you want to treat yourself on a chilly day, think about making yourself a nice hot caramel latte! This Easy Salted Caramel Latte recipe makes a creamy and slightly sweet latte. I don’t like overly sweet coffee drinks myself, but if you like yours sweeter, you can stir in an extra Tablespoon of caramel topping to your coffee/milk mixture. And you’ll definitely want to top this latte with some whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel topping, and a dash of sea salt—the sea salt gives it just the right flavor!

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It’s October!

“This was one of my favorite books when I was growing up,” my mom told me many years ago when she gave me a copy of Anne of Green Gables. It quickly became a favorite of mine, too. I loved reading about the imaginative Anne Shirley and her life on the farm with Marilla and Matthew. It was one of those books I couldn’t put down and didn’t want to end.

But it did have a wonderful ending with another great quote—“God’s in His heaven, all’s right with the world.” I read and reread the book several times, finding out much later that there were actually sequels to the book. But I always liked the first book best, and when I saw this quote about October from the book, it made me want to read it again! 

I can just imagine what Anne would enjoy about the month of October—the beautiful colors, the cool autumn air, the gently falling leaves. There is beauty in every season, and the beauty is especially vibrant in October! Hope you find many things to enjoy about your October, too! 🙂

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. ECCLESIASTES 3:11 NLT

Sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, Wonderful Wednesday, Hearth & Soul, Inspire Me Monday.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Homemade granola is the best, and it’s fun to make seasonal variations of it—like this Pumpkin Spice Granola! This autumn-themed granola is made with oats, hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas), chopped pecans, and dried cranberries. And it’s spiced up with cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice. You can also add in other things like coconut flakes or sunflower seeds if you like. The hulled pumpkin seeds I used were already roasted and lightly salted, which worked really well in this granola. If you use raw hulled pumpkin seeds, you may want to add an extra 1/4 teaspoon salt to the recipe.

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