IT'S TIME. BRING OUT THE PUMPKIN.
Okay, it's still a little warm outside here (try 90 degrees every single day, and more humidity than the flippin' OCEAN), but I heard that Starbucks brought back the Pumpkin Spice Latte and at least two of my friends have already started decorating for Halloween. So I'd say I'm safe. Here are 15 easy fall recipes to start your fall off right:
1. BROWN BUTTER PECAN GOOEY BUTTER CAKE WITH SPIKED WHIPPED CREAM.
Banana Nut Crunch Smoothie Recipe
Thanks so much to Blendtec for providing me with the BlendTec Designer 725 Blender and Twister Jar — and for providing one for a lucky reader to win! All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always.
I’ve been drinking this banana nut smoothie from a little restaurant here in Raleigh like it’s going out of style, but I think I like the idea of it more than I like the taste. Honestly, my reaction when I took my first sip was, "Eh. I could do better." It tasted like banana, but when I think of "banana nut," I think of the deep, rich flavor of banana nut bread — not the sweet, raw flavor of fresh bananas.
Fast forward to me lying in bed with a fiery porcupine of a tonsil in my throat, unable to swallow, much less speak. I've battled my ornery tonsils (especially the left one, that jerk) for decades. Whenever my left tonsil swells up to the size of a small vehicle, I know I'm in for a solid week of unsolid foods.