Flavors of Fall

I realize that Silas is not a flavor of fall, but he is nearly 5 months old! Look how big he’s getting!

Oven Baked Potato Chips with Olive Oil and Sea Salt (recipe HERE)

Celery Soup (recipe found HERE)

Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter. All home made and all EASY!

Peanut Butter:

  • Grind 1lb of peanuts (roasted, unsalted) and flax seeds (optional) in food processor till smooth.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Cost: $1.58 for 1lb of peanuts (yields >2c. peanut butter)
  • Cost of store bought: $4.46
  • Savings of $2.88

Pumpkin Butter recipe found HERE.

  • Cost of home made pumpkin butter: $2.00 (if you have spices/sugar on hand)
  • Cost of store bought: $4.50 (assuming you can find it in the store)
  • Savings of $2.50

Chocolate Peanut Butter:

  • Follow recipe for peanut butter.
  • Add 1 TB of cocoa powder per cup of peanut butter.
  • Add 2TB of chocolate chips.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Cost: A little more than $1.60
  • Cost of store bought: $7.00
  • Savings of $5.40

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

1/3 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
1/2 cup vanilla sugar + 1/2 cup regular sugar (if you don’t have vanilla sugar, just add 1/2 tsp vanilla to the recipe)
1.25 cups water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat, stirring to keep the syrup from burning. Let the mixture cook together until it’s starting to coat the spoon (about 10 minutes) and remove from heat.
  • Store in a heat proof container in the fridge.
  • Heat syrup (2TB/cup) with coffee or milk before mixing into coffee.
  • Cost of Pumpkin Spice Syrup: $2.00 (makes approx. 2 cups)–> $0.12 per serving
  • Cost of Pumpkin Spice Latte: $4.50
  • Savings of $4.38 per cup!

Enjoy the fall savings!

Flavors of Fall

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