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My Favorite Autumn Food Indulgences

I love Autumn not only for the crisp weather and beautiful colorful trees that it brings, but also for all the comforting foods that come with it (along with the shameless gorging). Here are some of my favorite Autumn indulgences that make me all fuzzy inside:

1. Eggnog - especially my version;) mix half carton of Eggnog with equal parts tequila or vanilla flavored rum.

2. Pumpkin Pie - I have a thing for velvety smooth creamy desserts and a well-made pumpkin pie isn't short of that. Hey, did you know: the name pumpkin originated from the Greek word "Pep├Án" meaning "large melon"?

3. Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar - is good for when you're looking for a sugar rush. Again, another creamy gooey goodness dessert snack.

4. Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider - that well-needed hot drink on a cold fall morning, and it is very smooth with cream added. I actually have made it at home. Below is my version:

*Recipe/Ingredients: Steam some apple juice in your favorite cup with some cinnamon syrup {to your liking} and top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
*Calories: about 179 - 200 {SO WHAT?! WHO CARES?! lol...mimicking Kelly Ripa}
*Nutritional Value: A happy heart;)

5. Starbucks salted hot chocolate - although my favorite, I don't get it too often because this seasonal drink my friend has a whopping 450 calories!  I actually only had this beverage once this season, but I had them make me a "skinny" it wasn't too sweet and was a little more "figure friendly". I know, if you're going to indulge... you might as well GO ALL THE WAY! ...{once again, mimicking my Kelly & Regis:}, however, I'm not supposed to have chocolate AT ALL, but during the fall I find myself surrendering to this richly smooth decadence at the crack house {a.k.a. Starbucks}.

*Now, excuse me while I go do some cardio - soulcycle here I come!;)*

What are your favorite indulgences during the fall season?

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