Shopping Around the World

27 Oct

Welcome my friends to another edition of Shopping Around the World!

This month my brother Phenny is hosting SATW – thanks bro!  This month we are highlighting pumpkin recipes.  This should be fun because my mom loves anything and everything pumpkin.  Doesn’t pumpkin just scream fall?  In fact, mom just posted a funny on her Facebook about pumpkin spice.  I thought I would share with you and let mom take it away  with our recipe.  Again thanks brother Phenny for helping us out here at the Hotel Thompson ❤



mmm – pumpkin – one of my favorites this time of year.  Put spice behind it and I’m in hog heaven – sorry Bacon.  My favorite recipe is Pumpkin Spice coffee.  I love it so much throughout the year – not just at Halloween.  And yes, you can ‘buy’ it in those fancy coffee shops and even McDonald’s has a great one; but, why not make it at home yourself.  I mean think about, coffee shops will range from $3.50 to $5.50 a cup.  And that’s just enough pumpkin spice coffee to make you want more.  A second cup at a coffee shop and you will be getting out a loan – LOL.  So what do you need?

Now I’m a sugar free girl.  Of course fully leaded you get more of a pumpkin spice taste but sugar free gets me there.  I use the following:

⇒ Skinny Syrup Pumpkin Spice (costs $9.00 a bottle.  A full bottle can last about 30-35 cups = that’s only $0.26 a cup!)

⇒ International Delight Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Spice (costs $2.50 a bottle.  A full bottle can last about 20 cups = that’s only $0.13 a cup!)

⇒ Your choice of coffee.  We use Maxwell House here.  We buy a medium can for about $5.50 on sale.  That has enough to last 52 pots!  So basically how do  you price that, right?  LOL

⇒ Two packs of Splenda (a box costs $4.00 for 200 packets = $0.04!)

So let’s talk price first.  For somewhere around $0.50 a CUP at home vs coffee shop prices.  Doh!  It’s a no brainer for sure.

Prepare your coffee as you normally do in your coffee pot.  On our coffee pot, we have the option of making one cup or an entire pot.  When I want one cup, I put my Splenda in my cup along with a shot of my Skinny Syrup Pumpkin Spice.  I then place my cup on the coffee maker and hit Latte (I know I’m blessed).  While that is percolating and the aroma is driving you crazy, pour some creamer into a glass container.  Then froth that cream… again my coffee maker has a frother – don’t hate.  Froth that cream as much as you want.  I find the glass container keeps it cold. 

Once your coffee is done, pour the froth into your cup.  Then sit on the couch, prop your feet up and enjoy that pure delight.  And then go back for another cup… .you’re welcome ❤





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17 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. easyweimaraner

    10/27/2017 at 1:35 am

    love it!!! and 0.50 for a cup… furget starbucks, make your own coffee huh?

    • Piglove

      10/27/2017 at 8:30 am

      Exactly! Not that mom doesn’t partake in those coffee shop places when she is short for time or needs a quick fix but making it at home is so much cheaper and you know exactly what is in it. XOXO – Bacon

  2. onespoiledcat

    10/27/2017 at 4:38 am

    Say this is a cool idea! We linked to you with our pumpkin delight this morning……should get a lot of yummy recipes from this month….thanks to Phenny for co-hosting and to you for being the Pig of Pumpkin!

    Hugs, Teddy

    • Piglove

      10/27/2017 at 8:31 am

      aaww thanks cousin. I saw your delicious pumpkin recipe. It looks devine! I would say mom would attempt it but we all know mom thinks that stuff thing in the kitchen is just a giant paper weight at this moment. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Tails Around the Ranch

    10/27/2017 at 10:28 am

    Love your ‘blood type!’ Pawfect for an Autumn Halloween weekend.

    • Piglove

      10/27/2017 at 11:25 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. That’s my mom – always different. Of course dad says this time of year he bleeds orange… but I think that’s for his football team Tennessee VOLS. LOL XOXO – Bacon

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        10/27/2017 at 11:27 am

        😆 So Vols! 🏈

      • Piglove

        10/30/2017 at 11:05 am

        Amen my friend… although their coach needs to be replaced according to dad’s comments to the television. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        10/30/2017 at 11:07 am

        I see the Auto Correct *Bat* co-opted my comment and said ‘So Vols’ instead of ‘GO Vols.’ Ugh. Your dad may be on to something. 😆

  4. The Florida Furkids

    10/27/2017 at 1:10 pm

    That sounds super! Mom uses the Torani SF Pumpkin syrup. She might try that SF creamer too!!

    The Florida Furkids

    • Piglove

      10/30/2017 at 11:07 am

      Tell her she must! Froth the creamer to add to the coffee. It brings another dimension – like the Starbucks place. Yummo according to mom. XOXO – Bacon

  5. CarolMaeWY

    10/27/2017 at 2:02 pm

    What a great way to enjoy a cup of coffee. Would you believe I’ve never tried pumpkin spiced coffee. I’ll try it this weekend.

    • Piglove

      10/30/2017 at 11:10 am

      You must try it.. did you? My mom is a huge fan. By this time of the month though, she is sizzling out a bit. XOXO – Bacon

  6. The Canadian Cats

    10/27/2017 at 4:53 pm

    Now, even mom would like this coffee…maybe it could do as a tea? Thank you, we will look into this lovely beverage.


    • Piglove

      10/30/2017 at 11:12 am

      You must. It’s really good. XOXO – Bacon

  7. franhunne4u

    10/31/2017 at 10:34 am
    I am late, but I promised a three course menu. Left out the soup (everybody does soup – I told you) and concentrated on two main courses (one vegetarian) and a cake.

    • Piglove

      10/31/2017 at 2:00 pm

      Yummy – I’m off to check it my friend. XOXO – Bacon


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