Wednesday, September 21, 2011

fall amazing.

Part of fall that I simply adore is snuggling under a thick blanket on my deck with a hot fav drink of choice. I'm always loving new recipes to explore, so when I found these on A Beautiful Mess, I fell in love with them. I can't wait to try them out this week!

So, my obsession with pumpkin treats is a little out of hand. Oddly enough, though, I don't really care for pumpkin pie. It doesn't make much sense. I add it up as the texture of pumpkin pie turns me off.
This pumpkin shake looks like divinity in a glass.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

To make a single milkshake blend together 1 slice of pumpkin pie { it can be homemade or pre-bought}, 2 cups of vanilla ice cream, and one to one and half cups milk. If you are making multiple milkshakes at once simply double or triple this recipe.


I have been loving sea salt lately so the combo of that and chocolate really appeals to me.

Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, makes 2 large servings.

Needed: 16 ounces milk or cream (I used a combination of 8 ounces milk and 8 ounces cream), 4 ounces dark chocolate, 4 ounces chocolate caramel (such as Hershey's version), a pinch or two of sea salt.

In a sauce pan or small pot heat half (8 ounces) of the milk and 4 ounces chopped dark chocolate and salt until melted. Continue heating and whisk in the remaining milk and 4 ounces chopped chocolate caramel. Continue whisking until the entire mixture is warmed through and smooth in texture.

Serve with a little whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Enjoy, friends! HAPPY WEDNESDAY!


  1. I love pumpkin, but not pie, too! And love love salt & chocolate. I want to try these!