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These lychee rosé wine otter pops are perfect for hot summer days and easy to make by blending lychee and rosé wine and then pouring into otter pop sleeves.

Hi! This is Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower. I’m back this month to share with you a brand new recipe just in time for summer.

It finally feels like summer in San Francisco, and I am savoring every moment of the warmth and sunshine. We can finally go outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather. With the summer heat almost upon us, I thought I would share with you these lychee rosé wine otter pops.

These are super easy to make and soo refreshing. It embodies the flavor of summer. I mean, what says summer better than rosé wine and exotic fruits. These boozy otter pops are the adult version of those otter pops we all love from our childhood. It’s perfect for gatherings and summer parties. And just for cooling off on a hot day.

You can use fresh lychee or canned lychee for this recipe. I prefer the canned version because it’s simpler and you don’t have to worry about peeling or removing the seeds from each individual fruit. It’s also easier to find the canned version.

Remove lychee from the can. You’ll want about a pound of lychee. Reserve about a half cup of the lychee syrup for added sweetness. If you don’t want the extra sweetness, you can skip this step.

Place the lychee in a blender or a food processor. Pour in half a bottle of rosé wine. Blend the two ingredients together until smooth.

Use a funnel to pour the lychee rosé wine mixture into otter pop sleeves. I bought the Frozip brand from Amazon and it comes with a funnel.

Freeze the otter pops overnight.

Serve these lychee rosé wine otter pops cold.

Enjoy!

Andrea

Cooking with a Wallflower

Lychee Rosé Otter Pops
 
Lychee and rosé wine blended together until smooth then poured into otter pop sleeves. These lychee rosé otter pops are so perfect for summer days.
Author: Andrea Giang
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10-12 otter pops
Ingredients
  • 2 - 20 ounce cans lychee, drained
  • ½ bottle of rosé wine
Instructions
  1. Remove lychee from the can. You’ll want about a pound of lychee. Reserve about a half cup of the lychee syrup for added sweetness. If you don’t want the extra sweetness, you can skip this step.
  2. Place the lychee in a blender or a food processor. Pour in half a bottle of rosé wine. Blend the two ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Use a funnel to pour the lychee rosé wine mixture into otter pop sleeves.
  4. Freeze overnight.
  5. Serve these lychee rosé wine otter pops cold.
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  Here are some other fun, easy and DELICIOUS summer desserts!

Gourmet Caramel S’mores

4th of July Chocolate Covered S’mores

Sweet Tea Popsicles

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Puff pastries filled with sun-dried tomatoes, pesto and mozzarella cheese. These sun-dried tomato pesto puff pastries are delicious, simple to make, and perfect as an on the go snack.

Hi! This is Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower, and I’m back this week to share with you an amazing easy to make snack.

We’re counting down the days until it’s Mother’s Day. It’s hard to believe that in another month, it’s going to be officially summer. I don’t even think I had time to enjoy spring yet and already half the year is almost gone.

With Mother’s Day just days away, I thought I’d share with you a simple recipe that could be used as part of a savory breakfast or as a snack on the go.

We generally don’t do too much for Mother’s Day. Most of the time, my family is either going out for brunch or dinner or staying in and cooking fancier dishes. It just depends on if everyone has work or not.

For this recipe, I wanted to keep it a little simpler. That way if you’re a beginner in the kitchen, you can also make these easily. Just picture: puff pastries stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, and shredded mozzarella cheese. It reminds me of a savory pop tart. Every bite is filled with tart sun-dried tomatoes, melted cheese, and refreshing pesto. Simple ingredients, simple steps, and a whole lot of flavors. <3

Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside for now.

Cut a puff pastry sheet into 8 equal rectangles. On four of the cut outs, spread pesto sauce, top with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and shredded mozzarella. You’ll want to overfill these since they flatten once cooked. Place the remaining puff pastry cut outs on top.

Use a fork to seal the edges of the puff pastries.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk to create the eggwash. Use a pastry brush to brush the eggwash over the top of the puff pastries. This will help the pastries brown evenly. I find that if I don’t use an eggwash over any of my puff pastries or pie crusts, whatever it is that I’m making doesn’t brown very well.

Set the puff pastries on the baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until the tops have browned.

Serve the sun-dried tomato pesto puff pastries warm.

Enjoy!

Andrea

Cooking with a Wallflower

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Puff Pastries
 
Author: Andrea Giang
Recipe type: Pastries
Serves: 4 puff pastries
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, cut into 8
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • ¼ cup pesto
Eggwash
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Optional
  • Chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside for now.
  2. Cut a puff pastry sheet into 8 equal rectangles. On four of the cut outs, spread pesto sauce, top with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and shredded mozzarella. Place the remaining puff pastry cut outs on top.
  3. Use a fork to seal the edges of the puff pastries.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk to create the eggwash. Use a pastry brush to brush the eggwash over the top of the puff pastries. This will help the pastries brown evenly.
  5. Set the puff pastries on the baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until the tops have browned.
  6. Serve the sun-dried tomato pesto puff pastries warm.
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For another delicious pastry recipe, try Andrea’s Salted Caramel Apple Turnovers!

 

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Cinnamon vanilla almond oatmeal topped with caramelized maple bananas. This caramelized banana almond oatmeal is delicious and perfect for breakfast.

Hi! This is Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower. I’m back this month to share with you an amazing breakfast recipe that you’re sure to love.

I can’t believe it’s already April. I just got back from vacation in New Orleans where I had indulged in Southern comfort food and as many beignets as I wanted. If you haven’t been to New Orleans before, I highly recommend going. The food is amazing, the culture is fun, and the architecture is soo gorgeous. I already want to go back. Do you have any vacation plans coming up?

In the mean time, let’s talk about this caramelized banana almond oatmeal.

I’ve been obsessed with breakfast lately, and I’ve been wanting something that took breakfast to the next level. Oatmeal is a common staple in the morning because it’s easy to make and very filling. But plain oatmeal is, well, just boring. So to spice it up a little, I added a pinch of ground cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract. The oats are cooked in almond milk to create a creamy texture. And suddenly your morning oatmeal becomes warm, comforting, and a little exciting.

Even better, to your morning oatmeal with caramelized bananas. Sliced bananas cooked in maple syrup until it’s sweet and caramelized. If you’re in the mood, you can just eat the caramelized bananas all on their own as a snack too.

Cook the oats in almond milk according to the directions on the package. Add ground cinnamon and vanilla extract, and a little bit of maple syrup. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients.

In a small skillet, add a little bit of vegetable oil and maple syrup over low heat. Then add sliced bananas. Cook for about 5 minutes until the bananas are caramelized.

Top the oatmeal with the caramelized bananas.

Serve the caramelized banana almond oatmeal warm.

Enjoy!

Andrea

Cooking with a Wallflower

Caramelized Banana Almond Oatmeal
 
Cinnamon vanilla almond oatmeal topped with caramelized maple bananas. This caramelized banana almond oatmeal is delicious and perfect for breakfast.
Author: Andrea Giang
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1-2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1¾ cup almond milk, more if consistency too thick
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
Instructions
  1. Cook the oats in almond milk according to the directions on the package. Add ground cinnamon and vanilla extract, and a little bit of maple syrup. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients.
  2. In a small skillet, add a little bit of vegetable oil and maple syrup over low heat. Then add sliced bananas. Cook for about 5 minutes until the bananas are caramelized.
  3. Top the oatmeal with the caramelized bananas.
  4. Serve the caramelized banana almond oatmeal warm.
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Semi sweet chocolate bark piled with mini pretzels and drizzled with salted caramel. This salted caramel pretzel bark is simple to make and the perfect sweet and savory snack.

Hi! This is Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower. I’m back this month on Ask Anna to share with you one of my favorite chocolate barks.

Are you a fan of chocolate?

I’m a huge fan of chocolate. And since it’s my birthday month, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite snacks. I love that chocolate barks are so easy to make with so many different ways of customizing it.

This salted caramel pretzel bark has so much texture and flavor. The sweet and saltiness of the salted caramel, the crunch in the mini pretzels, the slightly bitter taste of semi sweet chocolate. All these flavors and textures balance out, making this salted caramel pretzel bark super addictive.

I hope you’ll enjoy this treat as much as I do!

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside for now.

Add chocolate into a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Mix the chocolate, and then microwave in 10 second intervals until the chocolate has completely melted and is smooth.

Pour the chocolate onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate as thinly as possible.

Press mini pretzels onto the melted chocolate.

Heat the salted caramel for 15-20 seconds until the caramel is runny. Drizzle the caramel over the chocolate and pretzels.

Melt the rest of the chocolate and drizzle over the salted caramel pretzel chocolate mixture.

Allow the salted caramel pretzel bark to cool down and solidify. About 30 minutes to an hour.

Break the salted caramel pretzel bark into small pieces.

Serve the salted caramel pretzel bark as a snack.

Enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 2 minutes

Wait time: 30 minutes

Total time: 42 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounce good quality semi sweet chocolate
  • 4 ounce mini pretzels
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup salted caramel
  • 4 ounce good quality semi sweet chocolate

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside for now.
  2. Add chocolate into a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Mix the chocolate, and then microwave in 10 second intervals until the chocolate has completely melted and is smooth.
  3. Pour the chocolate onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate as thinly as possible.
  4. Press mini pretzels onto the melted chocolate.
  5. Heat the salted caramel for 15-20 seconds until the caramel is runny. Drizzle the caramel over the chocolate and pretzels.
  6. Melt the rest of the chocolate and drizzle over the salted caramel pretzel chocolate mixture.
  7. Allow the salted caramel pretzel bark to cool down and solidify. About 30 minutes to an hour.
  8. Break the salted caramel pretzel bark into small pieces.
  9. Serve the salted caramel pretzel bark as a snack.
Andrea

Cooking with a Wallflower

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Cleaning is something we all have to do, but I hate thinking about how many nasty chemicals are washed down our drains every day. That’s why spring cleaning with natural products is the best thing to do! I’ve been making an effort for a while to switch my chemical-filled cleaning products for greener, more environmentally-friendly alternatives.

If this is something you want to do too, I’m here to help you out! Today I’m sharing several different ways you can spring clean your home using completely natural cleaners. You can make most of them at home yourself using inexpensive things you can grab from the store, so you’ll save money too!

Spring Clean Every Room in the House with Pyoure Hydrogen Peroxide

I love cleaning with hydrogen peroxide because I know it’s safe for my family and the environment. In the past I’ve used it to clean toys, laundry, etc. and in this post, I show you how you can use Pyoure hydrogen peroxide to spring clean every room in your house. Seriously, you’re going to love it!

5 All Natural Spring Cleaning Tips

As I said above, over the past couple years, spring cleaning with natural products instead of toxic ones has become very important to me. I have been working on eliminating toxic-smelling cleaners and replacing them with all-natural, healthier versions. In the past, spring cleaning has meant coming home to the lingering smell of cleaners, but not anymore! Read this post to see my top 5 all-natural spring cleaning tips, that will eliminate unwanted odors in your home.

DIY Green Cleaning Recipes using Vinegar

Store-bought cleaners have a lot of downsides. It’s easy to dislike their super strong scents, and it’s annoying to have a whole bunch of specific household cleaners cluttering the cleaning cabinet. My friend Leah wrote this post to share her simple green cleaning recipes that really work! They use simple soap and water or require you to use what you already have on hand for other household uses.

Cleaning with Lemons

Lemons are good to cook with, but did you know they also make an amazing cleaning solution? I love them! They are pretty and they taste amazing, but they are great for green cleaning too. Not only will your house smell incredible but it will be sparkly clean! In this post, I share a few great recipes for cleaning with lemons.

Budget-friendly Home Made Cleaners

If you don’t have the time to make your own cleaning solutions at home, grabbing one from the store is sometimes the only option – but man, they can be expensive! If you plan ahead and make up a batch of household cleaners when you do have the time, it’ll save you a lot of money (and the environment!) in the long-run. Here’s a list of several budget-friendly homemade cleaners!

Washing Windows & Mirrors

I’ll be honest, windows and mirrors have never really been my favorite things to clean – until recently. The thought of getting out the paper towels and glass cleaner used to make me cringe. I’m pretty sure I’ve wasted hundreds of paper towels on my windows and mirrors in the past, and it just seemed like there should be a better solution. Turns out, there is! If you hate cleaning glass too, here are 3 great ways to clean your windows and mirrors, none of which involve paper towels!

Cleaning with Steam Instead of Chemicals

When you want to commit to spring cleaning with natural products only, you can’t get more natural than steam! I’ve been in love with my HomeRight SteamMachine Plus for years. Steam is one of the best environmentally-friendly methods to clean and it doesn’t involve any smelly chemicals. In this post, I share 10 things you can clean in your house using the SteamMachine Plus, instead of having to use harsh cleaners.

Quickly & Easily Clean a Stovetop Without Chemicals

I get asked all the time for an easy way to clean the stovetop and the stovetop grates. It’s surprisingly easy to clean a stovetop without chemicals! If you’ve been following me for a while then you know how much I love the Scotch-Brite brand and how I’ve always used them for everything. The Scotch-Brite Extreme Scrub Sponge is a lifesaver when it comes to cleaning dirty areas like the stovetop! See how it works!

Over to You!

Do you prefer to use green cleaning solutions instead of store-bought cleaners? I hated the smell of the chemicals in my house, so that was the main reason I started spring cleaning with natural products instead of chemical-filled ones – and it’s good to know that I’m doing my bit for the environment, too.

I hope this post has shown you how easy it is to clean any area in the house with a few simple products you probably already have in your home!

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Chocolate crisp rice cereal mixed with melted marshmallows and freeze dried strawberries. This strawberry chocolate rice crispy treats are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day.

Happy early Valentine’s Day!

As you know by now, I’m Andrea from the blog, Cooking with a Wallflower, and I’m so excited to share with you this brand new Valentine’s Day inspired rice crispy treats.

This month is all about strawberries and chocolate. At least to me, anyways. So I wanted to share a dessert that is a combination of both. Rice crispy treats are simple to make with just a few ingredients. They take little effort so it’s perfect as a snack or dessert for the holidays.

What will you be making for Valentine’s Day?

Line a 9×9 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside for now.

In a large pot, melt butter over low heat. Once the butter has melted, add mini marshmallows to the pot. Use a wooden spoon or a heat resistant spatula to stir until the marshmallows have melted. Remove the pot from heat.

Pour the chocolate crispy rice cereal to the pot, one cup at a time. Stirring in between each addition until all the cereal is covered in the melted marshmallow.

Add the freeze dried strawberries. I used freeze dried strawberries for the strawberry flavor. Fresh strawberries would have been too soggy. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients.

Transfer the marshmallow cereal mixture over to the baking pan. Use the spatula or wooden spoon to smooth out the surface and press down against the pan. Press extra freeze dried strawberries over the top the rice crispy treats if desired. Press down to make them stick.

Let the rice crispy treats sit on the counter for at least a half hour before slicing into 16 bars.

Make these strawberry chocolate rice crispy treats for Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy!

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounce mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups chocolate rice crisp cereal
  • 2 cups freeze dried strawberries

Directions

Line a 9×9 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside for now.

In a large pot, melt butter over low heat. Once the butter has melted, add mini marshmallows to the pot. Use a wooden spoon or a heat resistant spatula to stir until the marshmallows have melted. Remove the pot from heat.

Pour the chocolate crispy rice cereal to the pot, one cup at a time. Stirring in between each addition until all the cereal is covered in the melted marshmallow.

Add the freeze dried strawberries. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients.

Transfer the marshmallow cereal mixture over to the baking pan. Use the spatula or wooden spoon to smooth out the surface and press down against the pan. Press extra freeze dried strawberries over the top the rice crispy treats if desired. Press down to make them stick.

Let the rice crispy treats sit on the counter for at least a half hour before slicing into 16 bars.

Andrea

Cooking With a Wallflower

 

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Warm, comforting chili filled with chicken, sausage, and veggies. This smoky chicken and sausage chili is delicious, healthy and perfect for the winter.

Hi! This is Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower, and I’m back this month on Ask Anna to share a warm and cozy dish perfect for weathering through the winter cold.

It’s been so cold lately. Heavy rains and strong winds on the West Coast, snow storms on the East Coast. Wherever you are, winter is officially here. And all I want are warm and comforting dishes to chase away the cold.

One of my favorite go to dishes is chili. They’re super easy to make with ingredients that you can often find stocked in your pantry. Even better, it’s all made in a single pot so there’s not much of a mess to clean up after either. I swear, cleaning up is my least favorite part of cooking.

What I love most about chili is that it’s so simple to customize the chili to your taste. You can switch up the ingredients depending on what you’re craving. And any version just tastes amazing.

In a medium sized pot, add olive oil over low to medium heat and allow the olive oil to warm for about a minute. Next, add minced garlic, and cook until aromatic and golden. Add sliced onions, and cook until the onions have softened.

Now, add sliced sausage to the pot to cook for a few minutes.

Add sweet corn to the pot. Pour in the chicken broth. Add chipotle peppers, adobo sauce from the can of chipotle peppers, diced canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, all spice, cumin, thyme, and paprika. Stir until all the ingredients are combined.

As a side note, I love spicy foods so when I’m cooking for myself, I add the entire can of chipotle peppers to my pot of chili. But for the purpose of this chili, add a couple of chipotle peppers, test the level of spiciness, and then adjust the spicy level to your taste buds.

Allow the chili to simmer and thicken for about 20 minutes.

When ready to serve, add leftover rotisserie chicken.

Serve the smoky chicken and sausage chili warm topped with finely chopped parsley and cilantro if desired.

Enjoy!

Andrea

Cooking with a Wallflower

Smoky Chicken and Sausage Chili
 
Warm comforting chili filled with chicken, sausage, and veggies. This smoky chicken and sausage chili is delicious and perfect for the winter.
Author: Andrea Giang
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ medium onion, sliced
  • 2 sausages, sliced
  • 2 cups corn
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ - 7 ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon oregano
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1½ cup shredded rotisserie chicken
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized pot, add olive oil over low to medium heat and allow the olive oil to warm for about a minute. Next, add minced garlic, and cook until aromatic and golden. Add sliced onions, and cook until the onions have softened.
  2. Now, add sliced sausage to the pot to cook for a few minutes. Add sweet corn to the pot. Pour in the chicken broth. Add chipotle peppers, adobo sauce from the can of chipotle peppers, diced canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, all spice, cumin, thyme, and paprika. Stir until all the ingredients are combined.
  3. Allow the chili to simmer and thicken for about 20 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, add leftover rotisserie chicken.
  5. Serve the smoky chicken and sausage chili warm topped with finely chopped parsley and cilantro if desired.
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Puff pastries filled with cinnamon apples and drizzled with salted caramel, these salted caramel apple turnovers are simple to make and delicious.

Hi! This is Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower. I’m back on Ask Anna this month to share with you another treat, perfect for entertaining.

Can you believe we’re already well into December? Just a couple short weeks until the new year, and I know that it’s going to go by pretty fast. Especially since there are so many holiday related events to attend. I’m sooo excited for it!

So today, I wanted to introduce you to a brand new recipe, perfect for breakfast, snack, or entertaining. These salted caramel apple turnovers are sweet and salty and soo delicious. They’re simple to make, especially if you’re using store bough puff pastry sheets.

I have to say that I love frozen puff pastry sheets for its convenience. Remove it from the freezer, let it thaw, and then they’re ready to be used. There are so many different things you can make with them. But today, I want to use them to make salted caramel apple turnovers.

Just picture: layers of flaky puff pastries, warm cinnamon apples, the crunch of coarse sugar, and a drizzle of sweet and salty caramel. It’s perfect as a dessert for breakfast or as a late afternoon snack. And of course, it’s great for entertaining your guests during the holiday.

Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick silicone baking mat.

In a small mixing bowl, combine diced apples, cornstarch, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon until well incorporated.

Cut each of the puff pastry sheets into four squares. Place about two tablespoons or so of apple filling in one corner of the square. Fold the square in half to form a triangle, lining the edges together. Use a fork to press around the edges to seal the puff pastries. Do this for all eight.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk until combined. Brush the egg wash over the tops of the apple turnovers.

Sprinkle coarse sugar on top, and then bake for about 20 minutes until the top has turned a golden brown.

Remove the apple turnovers from the oven. Drizzle salted caramel over the apple turnovers.

Serve the salted caramel apple turnovers warm.

Enjoy!

Andrea

Cooking with a Wallflower

Salted Caramel Apple Turnovers
 
Puff pastries filled with cinnamon apples then drizzled with salted caramel. These salted caramel apple turnovers are simple to make and delicious.
Author: Andrea Giang
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 apple turnovers
Ingredients
  • 2 small apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed
Egg Wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Topping
  • Coarse sugar
  • Salted caramel
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick silicone baking mat.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine diced apples, cornstarch, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon until well incorporated.
  3. Cut each of the puff pastry sheets into four squares. Place about two tablespoons or so of apple filling in one corner of the square. Fold the square in half to form a triangle, lining the edges together. Use a fork to press around the edges to seal the puff pastries. Do this for all eight.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk until combined. Brush the egg wash over the tops of the apple turnovers.
  5. Sprinkle coarse sugar on top, and then bake for about 20 minutes until the top has turned a golden brown.
  6. Remove the apple turnovers from the oven. Drizzle salted caramel over the apple turnovers.
  7. Serve the salted caramel apple turnovers warm.
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Strongly brewed coffee with some added pumpkin goodness, makes this pumpkin spice latte the perfect Fall pick me up.

Hi! This is Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower. I’m back this month to share with you this pumpkin spice latte, a fall favorite for so many of us and a great pick me up for those chilly mornings.

It’s really starting to feel like fall. And some days, it even feels like we skipped right over fall and moved straight to winter, especially on days when it’s cold and windy. And if you’re like me, when your weekends are filled with Hallmark’s Christmas movie marathons. Lol.

But what I love is that I can wake up in the morning, take five minutes to make this comforting pumpkin spice latte, and be on my way to work. And as Thanksgiving is just around the corner, this pumpkin spice latte would be the perfect way to start the morning before all the cooking begins. Doesn’t it sound so tempting?

This pumpkin spice latte doesn’t just contain pumpkin spice. It has actual pumpkin puree. And this latte is so creamy with just the right amount of sweet. The maple syrup adds a little more fall to this simple to make PSL.

Tell me, what’s your favorite fall drink?

In a small pot, add almond milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and maple syrup over low heat. Use a whisk to stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated and foam begins to form on the surface. Pour the pumpkin almond milk mixture into a mug.

Now, slowly pour strongly brewed coffee into the same mug. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Serve this pumpkin spice latte warm.

Enjoy!

Andrea

Cooking with a Wallflower

Pumpkin Spice Latte
 
Strongly brewed coffee with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice sweetened with maple syrup. This pumpkin spice latte is the perfect pick me up for fall.
Author: Andrea Giang
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup strong coffee
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, add almond milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and maple syrup over low heat. Use a whisk to stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated and foam begins to form on the surface. Pour the pumpkin almond milk mixture into a mug.
  2. Now, slowly pour strongly brewed coffee into the same mug. Top with whipped cream if desired.
  3. Serve this pumpkin spice latte warm.
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