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Pumpkin Spice Latte Pops Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte season is almost here and we are getting a head start with these popsicles. They taste just like a frozen PSL and we couldn't love them more. The perfect way to get your caffeine fix!  



Ingredients:

1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin pureé 1 c. cold coffee 3/4 c. heavy cream 3 tbsp. honey  1 tsp. pumpkin spice

Directions:

*In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, coffee, cream, honey, and pumpkin spice.

*Pour into popsicle molds. Place lid on and insert popsicle sticks.

*Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours.

*To unmold, quickly run under warm water.

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin soup in the fall is something that never gets old. It's healthy, super creamy, and keeps you cozy. You can use various winter squashes to make this soup but our top two favorite types are sugar pumpkins and kabocha squash, with calabaza and butternut squashes as runner-ups. Some squashes will take longer than others to cook, so be sure to keep the simmer going until the squash is completely softened and fork-tender for the creamiest soup texture. We use a little heavy cream in our version for extra richness, but if you want to skip the dairy, you can totally sub coconut milk. If you want to make it vegetarian, a simple swap for vegetable broth will do the trick. We also keep the seasoning to a minimum in this recipe, but don't let us stop you from adding some of your favorite herbs and spices: pumpkin plays really well with both sweet spices and savory herbs.



Ingredients:

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil …

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Recipe

Sure, homemade pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving classic. But let us make our case for the under-appreciated fancy cousin of pumpkin pie, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. Impossibly light and fluffy, the filling is made by folding meringue into a pumpkin curd-esque mixture for a slice that truly is light as a feather. With this at your Thanksgiving table, we doubt anyone would miss the classic.



Ingredients:

1 pie crust 3/4 c. granulated sugar 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 (15-oz) can pumpkin puree 3 egg yolks 1/2 c. whole milk 3 egg whites 1/4 …

Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These easy candied sweet potatoes make the perfect Thanksgiving side to go alongside your Thanksgiving turkey and creamy green bean casserole. But they're also too good to only have once a year. They pair perfectly with roast chicken, pot roast, or prime rib, too! Trust us, with a brown sugar, apple cider and bourbon glaze, these are the best candied sweet potatoes you'll EVER make. Everyone should know how to make them.



Ingredients:

6 tbsp. butter, plus more room temperature for baking dish 3 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch rounds 2/3 c. packed dark brown sugar 1/4 c. apple cider 3 tbsp. bourbon, optional 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper
Directions:

*Preheat oven to 400°. Brush a medium ba…

Jalapeño Popper Cornbread Recipe

We love corn bread. We love jalapeño . So why not combine the two? This easy and delicious cornbread is loaded with all the essentials: bacon, cheddar, jalapeños, and plenty of corn flavor courtesy of yellow cornmeal. Try it with a big pat of butter or alongside a big bowl of beef chili.



Ingredients:

5 slices thick-cut bacon Nonstick cooking spray 1 1/2 c. yellow cornmeal 3/4 c. all-purpose flour  2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 1/2 c. whole milk  2 large eggs 2 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup 1 large jalapeño, minced 3/4 c.�����������…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Just because pumpkin spice has started taking over sooner and sooner doesn't mean you have to give up summer. Our famous pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are the perfect way to ease into pumpkin season by turning them into ice cream sandwiches. Pick your favorite ice cream and your favorite topping for a perfect anytime treat. We chose vanilla, cinnamon, and coffee ice cream for ours because we just couldn't choose!



Ingredients:


For the cookies: 2 1/2 c.  all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. pumpkin spice  1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1/2 c. pumpkin puree 1 large egg 1 tsp.������…

Best-Ever Brown Betty Recipe

So what is a brown betty exactly? Think of it like an apple crisp, but instead of flour and oat topping, bread crumbs are used! We've found that homemade bread crumbs are a MUST for this simple recipe—the varieties in shape and size give the dish a completely irresistible texture.



Ingredients:

5 large slices country bread, torn into large pieces
6 tbsp. melted butter 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
5 large apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled and sliced Juice of ½ lemon 3/4 packed light brown sugar 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. kosher salt Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Directions:

*Preheat oven to 375°. In the bowl of a food processor, process bread until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a large baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Toast until golden, 5 to 7 minutes.

*When bread crumbs are toasted, transfer to a bowl and mix with melted butter and granulated sugar.

*Toss apples with lemon juice. In a separate medium bowl, stir to combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

*To assemble…

Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

We all love a good Snack Pack and miss the days of finding one in our lunchboxes. This easy hack for pumpkin pudding will take your right back to the good days and will satisfy every pumpkin spice latte craving you have. You can buy pumpkin pie spice or make your own with a simple mix of spices you likely already have. Either way, just don't skimp on the whipped cream!



Ingredients:

2 (3.4-oz.) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
3 c. whole milk
1/4 c.packed brown sugar 
2 tps. pumpkin pie spice mix, plus more for garnish
Whipped topping, for garnish

Directions:

*In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix, pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice mix according to package directions. Let sit 5 minutes to thicken. 

*Spoon into 6 small cups. Refrigerate until well chilled and pudding is set, about 1 hour. 

*Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with more pumpkin pie spice mix. 


Pumpkin Fireball Cakes Recipe

Who doesn't love a good boozy dessert? These easy mini-trifles are perfect for a hungry crowd. That is, if you can hold off snacking on the cake before building them!
Looking for more Fireball recipes? This Fireball cake is an ode to our favorite cinnamon booze.  Made this recipe? Let us know how it went in the comment section below!



Ingredients:

For the cake
Cooking spray 2 c. all-purpose flour  2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. baking powder  1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened 1 c. packed brown sugar 1/2 c. granulated sugar …

Canada shatter single-game record for three-pointers made

Kyle Wiltjer hit the most threes, making 7-of-9 from beyond the arc, while Cory Joseph and Phil Scrubb each nailed three triples. Kevin Pangos and Conor Morgan sank two three-pointers each, while Melvin Ejim, Kaza Kajami-Keane, Andrew Nembhard and Thomas Scrubb all notched the target from deep once. Canada were so efficient from long range, shooting at a 54.5% clip (24-of-44) for the game, that they had already made 19 triples - tying the previous mark - in just three quarters. The Canadians also hit a milestone in terms of playmaking as their 37 assists tied the World Cup all-time single-game record set by Serbia earlier in the tournament in their meeting with the Philippines.



Canada may be out of title contention at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, but setting a new standard for three-point shooting is a distinction Team Canada can certainly be proud of as they close their World Cup campaign.Canada sank 24 three-pointers in their convincing win over Jordan to shatter the FIBA B…

USA rise above Greece to book fourth win

Team USA would not be denied their fourth straight win at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 after beating Greece, 69-53, in a low-scoring Second Round encounter at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. Greek superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo put up big numbers in this game, but it was the stifling defense of coach Gregg Popovich's squad that ultimately proved to be the difference. The Greeks were held to their lowest scoring output of the World Cup so far, and their prospects of advancing to the Quarter-Finals suffered because of it. Team USA had six players score 8 points or more, led by Kemba Walker's 15 points, while Antetokounmpo paced Hellas with a 15-point, 13-rebound double-double and Kostas Sloukas added 13 points.



 It was a tight game to start, with Team USA leading by just 2 points after the first 10 minutes, but the Americans outscored the Greeks 35-19 in the middle two periods to break the game open. Coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos's team would be able to trim the defici…

FIBA World Cup 2019:Spain and Serbia reach quarter-finals

Spain and Serbia booked their spots in the quarter-finals of the FIBA World Cup on Friday. Spain overcame Italy 67-60 and Serbia thrashed Puerto Rico 90-47 as they both guaranteed qualification from Group J. The two nations will battle it out for top spot when they meet in a mouth-watering clash in Wuhan on Sunday. Poland and Argentina also advanced with victories over Russia and Venezuela respectively. Hosts China scored a 77-73 win over South Korea in the classification round, while there were also triumphs for Nigeria, Iran and Tunisia. Spain were trailing 56-52 with four minutes to play against Italy, but Ricky Rubio helped lead a 10-0 run as Italy were put to the sword. The Phoenix Suns guard finished with 15 points, two assists and two steals, though he recorded seven turnovers – a joint-high for him in a World Cup game. Juancho Hernangomez had a game-high 16 points as Italy came up short and saw their hopes of reaching the last eight go up in smoke. Marc Gasol had just two poin…

Emboldened Australia closes on another first at Fiba World Cup

Now the Boomers are eyeing another first, having never gone beyond the quarter-finals in 11 previous World Cup appearances. A historic win over the United States, then three victories in a row at the World Cup in China to top the “Group of Death” — Australian basketball is setting new landmarks for itself. “We speak about it a lot: in international basketball, you need the size, you need the beef, there’s big men playing this game,” said coach Andrej Lemanis after his team beat European heavyweights Lithuania 87-82 in a gritty encounter in Dongguan. Australia not only survived the “Group of Death” also including Canada and Senegal, but they also topped it. The hard-earned victory on Thursday — the game was tied with just under two minutes left — made it three wins in a row to start their World Cup, a first for the Boomers.



Putting the gloss on the evening, defeat for neighbors New Zealand against a Giannis Antetokounmpo-inspired Greece propelled Australia into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics …

Lowkey Esports enter the SEA Dota 2 challenger

Southeast Asian Dota 2 has been thriving for many years now and we have seen multiple teams coming and going in the scene over the seasons – and now, there is a new roster on the cards filled with Philippine’s talent, Lowkey Esports.The full roster was confirmed only a few days ago via their Facebook page, but they had been slowly informing the public of it for a few days. As an organisation, Lowkey Esports have been around for some time in the gaming sphere, hosting teams in the likes of Overwatch and Rocket League, but now they have decided to step forth into the world of Dota 2 with a roster of some extremely well-known SEA players.



While we will have to wait some time to see this team fighting in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, they are currently playing in a SEA tournament – the Lupon Invitationals, fighting against the likes of Neon Esports, Team Adroit and Execration. This event is currently underway and concludes over the weekend. It will be interesting to see if this new squad can ch…

ONE Esports confirms the first two teams of their Dota2 tournament

The Singapore leg of the tournament will occur between December 17th and 22nd and the first two teams heading to this event have now been confirmed, being two of the biggest teams in the game; Team Secret and PSG.LGD.Back in July we had an announcement of a new Dota 2 tournament coming up in Singapore and Jakarta, the ONE Esports Dota 2 Invitational. While there has not been any news from this for some time, now two massive teams have been confirmed for the event. The event was said to be played over two separate legs; one taking place in December of 2019 and the other in April of 2020 – with both featuring 12 of the best Dota 2 teams from around the world and both boasting a prize pool of $500,000. The event will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with the format and talent for the event still to be announced soon.




Both Secret and LGD had high place finishes at the recent TI9, finishing in 4th and 3rd place respectively and both always showcase some of the best Dota 2 in the…

Dota 2 New patch Update 7.22g released!!

Patch 7.22g is a few buffs and a lot of nerfs based on what was seen at TI9. The three heroes who weren’t picked at TI9 – Clockwerk, Keeper of the Light and Ursa have received new ammo to flex their muscles. The heroes that made the headlines in Shanghai have been nerfed to ensure we don’t get the same meta once again when the competetive season begins. The International 2019 ended two weeks ago. The next big patch won’t be released until after the first Major of the new season, which will be sometime in November. But till then, to mix things up for the start of the 2019-2020 DPC season, the good folks at Valve have released a small patch in the form of 7.22g. Alchemist, Chen and Enchantress were the biggest culprits and they have been dealt with accordingly.The interesting change is the one that has been made to Io. OG popularized the carry Io at TI9 and it seems the Wisp will now be moving back to a support role after 7.22g. Having the +75 Spirits Hero Damage talent at level 15 was …

Team Liquid eliminated by Astralis from the Berlin Major

The Danes came in with an ingenious map veto, picking to play on Liquid’s 100% win rate Vertigo in the first game. Cerebral AWPing from Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz and on-point rifling from Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen shut down Team Liquid hard and Astralis gave their opponents just one round in the second half to win Vertigo with a clean 16-8. Astralis won the highlight quarterfinal of the StarLadder Berlin Major against tournament favorites Team Liquid. The face-off was hyped as the meeting between the best teams of 2018 and 2019, with Liquid being the ones to take over the Astralis era and create their own. Game 2 was Overpass, Liquid’s pick, but even there the North Americans looked timid and allowed Astralis to make aggressive, contact plays. Emil “Magisk” Reif was the star player for the Danes, and the entry fragger put on 28 kills and 1.48 rating.



Team Liquid gave it their best and for a moment an OT was in sights, but Astralis’ T side was unforgiving and Liquid could not muster a de…

PSG.LGD - Fei: "we are also actively trying to get Xiao8"

After a thorough discussion, all of us feel that our current roster is promising and we all want to achieve better results next year. The team are very eager to prove themselves and as a result, sometimes they would rush things in the game, even though the optimal choice would be slowing down the tempo and putting pressure on the map. Secondly, we didn’t manage to pivot our drafting theory in time. Teams like Liquid and OG prefer lineups that peak at the 20-minute mark while the power spike of our drafts is around the 30 or 40-minute mark. As such, if we couldn’t withstand their aggression at around 20 minutes, we would lose right then. That’s something we need to work on in the future. I think the atmosphere inside our team has always been pretty good, we get along well with each other. I think now is the toughest period for us as everyone is feeling a bit powerless and desperate. I had a long conversation with Maybe on the night we lost, both of us feel our issue is never the roster…

New One Piece Chapter 955 Makes Unexpected Alliance

When something serious is about to go down in the popular franchise One Piece chapter 955, creator Eiichiro Oda lets you know in the most dramatic way possible: by Beast Pirates And Bigmom Pirates Alliance. Seven days before the raid of Onigashima, Kawamatsu succeeded in obtaining a large number of swords their forces can use for the battle. Along with this, Zoro finally agrees to return the Shusui to the people of Wano in exchange of Enma. Princess Hiyori insisted on the return of the sword as they considered it a relic to the country. She expressed that the country of Wano has been in much tribulation ever since the sword was taken from them, and hopes that the return of Shusui will bring good fortune once again to the country.


Zoro probably agrees because of Hiyori’s tale that the Enma – her own father’s sword – was the only blade to ever injure Kaido in battle. And knowing Zoro’s interest in legendary swords, he would probably want to test if the tales were true. The last time w…