Pumpkin is everywhere. Pumpkin pancakes are the go to brunch special, bakeries are putting pumpkin in their baked goods, our dining hall served a pumpkin kale salad not too long ago, and every coffee shop has a pumpkin spiced latte on the menu. Pancakes and bread are out of the realm of possibility for our dorm room experiments, but it turns out that it is relatively easy to make your own pumpkin spiced coffee using just your electric kettle! Here's how:
  • 1 cup coffee
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • ½ tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • pinch cinnamon
  • small pinch nutmeg
  • Brew a fresh cup of coffee using our coffee method
  • Heat half and half in double boiler
  • When half and half is warm, whisk in pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  • Pour spiced milk mixture into coffee and enjoy

There are some things that should not be as easy as they are. Using disposable plates at parties, cutting a corner by walking through  a neighbor's yard, casually listening to the intense conversation happening at the table next to you, and making Rice Krispie treats. 
The magical squares that are both crunchy and chewy honestly take almost no effort to make. This particular recipe takes 1 cup of Rice Krispies cereal, 1 cup of marshmallows, and about 6 minutes. We're sorry.
Ingredients (makes 4 squares)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies (f)
  • Melt half of marshmallows in double boiler
  • Add remaining marshmallows, and stir until smooth
  • Mix melted marshmallows into Rice Krispies
  • Spoon into square tupperware (lined with aluminum foil)
  • Let sit 10 mins, until cool
  • Remove from foil and cut into squares