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Most of you know that I was born and raised in Arizona and lived there until my 30’s when we moved to Illinois where my husband took a new job. In Arizona the skies so big that they stretch out forever from one mountain range to the other. In Illinois there are so many trees that you can barely see a sunset and to see the sky you have to look up. We moved in the summer when the trees were full of green leaves. It was really pretty, but I felt like I had to duck my head or that I was in a fishbowl sometimes because I felt restricted unable to see the sky unimpeded from horizon to horizon. Most of all, I was in shock that I could no longer see the sunsets because the trees blocked all the beautiful colors. It was a huge lifestyle change and one I thought I could not live with. But then the summer started to fade into fall with chilly temperatures and the kids going to new schools. I was used to the scorching heat at this time of year in Arizona so to get bundled up in the mornings and enjoy a warm cup of Folgers Classic Roast Coffee with International Delight® cream was a treat that warmed my soul and made me less homesick.
I missed the cactus and the rock terrain from my hikes in the desert, but the crisp air on my walks in Illinois were refreshing. Then the leaves changed and I realized that this was my payback for missing the colors bursting through the sky during the desert sunsets. Now all around me everywhere I looked were the most gorgeous colors of the sunset represented in the fall leaves changing from green to vivid reds, warm oranges, bright yellows and even some purple and maroon as well. Since I grew up in the desert, I had never seen fall leaves except for on movies and photos so now standing in the trees with colors every where and leaves falling all around me like a ticker tape parade, I realized that I was in heaven. I was creating new memories and new traditions here in the Midwest and I felt comforted.
I would make my Folgers coffee paired with International Delight® creamers and take walks all the time. I had traded rattlesnakes for squirrels, rocks for grass and sunsets for fall leaves. I was making new traditions that made this new place feel like home.
I have been here for 12 years now and I still feel the magic and contentment every fall. This year I am really enjoying a traditional Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I don’t need fluff or frills, just tradition and good flavors.
Here is my recipe for a Simple and Traditional Cozy Pumpkin Spice Latte.
First, I start with Folgers K-cups because Folgers has been a part of lasting traditions since 1850. It’s a comfort that fills each day with optimism and inspiring energy, a timeless ritual that awakens our senses with Folgers’ rich coffee aroma and consistently satisfying taste.
Second, I pour in some International Delight® Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer because it is the perfect creamy swirl of seasonal spice flavors inspired by pumpkin pie like cinnamon,, nutmeg, ginger and all spice.
I love watching the rich flavors swirl around in my mug. (It is part of my fall coffee tradition.)
After I bundle up my coffee & creamer for fall, I bundle up myself with boots, hat and a cozy sweater.
Then, I sit outside and enjoy the morning rich with color and nostalgia of autumn.
TIP: You can add whipped cream and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon too, but I like mine simple and cozy.
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I shop at Meijer. You can find the Folgers Classic Roast K-cups in the coffee aisle and the International Delight 48 oz. Pumpkin Spice Creamer in the dairy section. . .
Do you have traditions and flavors that remind you of fall?
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We are all about traditions in our family. We have lots of fun here in the fall and I am looking forward to more of it…with coffee by my side 🙂
Deryn | Running on Real Food
I love Fall so much…I don’t really have any Fall traditions besides eating pumpkin pretty much everyday! Have a wonderful season! Christmas isn’t far behind!
Traditions really do help make an area feel like home. I absolutely love fall too and pumpkin spice is such a great part of fall!
Yum!! You totally made me want some coffee at 10:30 at night Jenny! You look so cute too!!
Michael @ Super Millennial
This looks like a great recipe I have gotten hooked on coffee lately. Helps curb my hanger so much lol
Lois Alter Mark
Fall is my favorite season of the year, and what could be better than a nice hot drink on a cool, crisp day? I’m not a coffee drinker but I do love the smell of it. My traditions are more tea-related!
Adriana Lopez Martin
Yes my most favorite time of the year, fall and pumpkin spice! I recently bought Folgers and was impressed on how good that coffee has become. Now I brew it everyday =)
Oh wow, I’m sure this tastes amazing! I think it’s awesome to incorporate Fall flavors especially in the things that we enjoy, like a good cup of coffee! Thanks for this lovely idea!
Fall is our favorite time of the year. We usually go on a family road trip to see fall leaves at Laurentians. I’m a coffee addict and I just can’t wait to try the pumpkin pie spice latte this fall.
Such a perfect Autumnal post. The Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer sounds like heaven!
I’m not a huge coffee drinker. The way people feel about drinking coffee daily, I feel the same way about sweet tea. But I absolutely LOVE the smell of it. I grew up with everyone in our home drinking it as well as my teachers drinking it! And it was always Folger’s!
Arizona and Illinois are so very different when it comes to locales. The pumpkin spice latte does sound interesting though. I am a pumpkin fan although I haven’t been as big a fan of the Lattes as some. I would love to try this though.
Coffee is a magic potion for me! First of all, I must compliment you for the beautiful pics you have shared, they are giving me fall/autumn vibes. Pumpkin spiced latte is my favorite…yumm!
Krystal // The Krystal Diaries
I love pumpkin spice during the fall! I could drink it every single day actually. That creamer sounds delicious.
Aw. This is a great coffee recipe. Wanting to drink now while working.
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