Katie Couric Media Article
Written by Katherine Pittman
Published on September 19th, 2022
They say the unofficial start of fall is Labor Day, but those of us who have a sweet tooth for flavored drinks whip out our light jackets and booties as soon as our local cafe puts their pumpkin spice latte back on the menu — even if it’s still 80 degrees outside.
Although some proclaim the drink to be cheugy, who cares? It’s delicious! Nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves flavors mix to create a sweet, yet not too sweet flavor that reminds us of our favorite post-Thanksgiving dessert in this creamy, dreamy beverage. And while we wish we could head to Starbucks, Dunkin’, or our local cafe for one every single day, it just isn’t realistic or budget-friendly.
Sure, part of the allure of a PSL is joining the throngs of Fall-ophiles queued up for a sip of that sweet syrupy concoction. But, who likes lines, really? And aren’t you sick of the barista who rolls their eyes at you every time you order one? It might be time to start whipping up your PSL in the privacy of your own home. Creating your own PSL at home is surprisingly simple, especially if you already have an at-home coffee station. While you won’t need a fancy espresso machine or the most expensive coffee beans you can find, you may need to run out for a few ingredients before you get sipping. After that, you’ll be on your way to creating everyone’s favorite fall drink — all without having to change out of your plaid pajamas.
Native Pet Pumpkin Powder
Alright, this one is admittedly a little extra. If you want to share the pumpkin spice love with your four-legged friends, then this pumpkin powder is the way to do it. While it’s not quite a PSL, it is a great food topper for cats and dogs or lick mat additive for dogs. You can mix this powder with water or yogurt to thicken it up, too. Pumpkin is full of fiber that helps promote healthy digestion and bowel movements, can help settle upset tummies, and is great for pets with food sensitivities.
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