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Originally posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by Amy Klinger on the Green Mountain Blog
Call it Autumn, call it Fall…we call it Pumpkin Spice Season. Either way, at this time of year (and other times for those of us who hoard away boxes of Green Mountain Coffee® Pumpkin Spice Coffee), we can’t get enough of the nutmeg and cinnamon flavor combination that creates warm and creamy goodness in our cup!
So brew yourself up a cup and have some fun with this trivia-focused ode to that darling of the squash family, the one who makes our hearts smile when the wind kicks up and the changed leaves start to tumble.
Which ailment is said to be cured by pumpkins?
Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space starred which famous actress?
Answers: a, d, c, b, d, Reese Witherspoon
source credited to: http://www.triviachamp.com
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Our favorite way to stay cool is with ice brew beverages for Keurig. Take our poll to see your iced beverage personality.
1. It's the perfect summer weather tonight--not too hot, not too chilly. You...
A) Pick up your book and head to the front porch swing.
B) Grab your purse-it's time to go out on the town!
C) Make jams and can them while feeling the summer breeze blow through the kitchen.
D) You opt for dinner under the stars, but come inside for the rest of the night.
E) Open the windows and cozy up with some Netflix.
F) Lace up your running shoes for a jaunt on the trail.
2. You drop your ice cream on the sidewalk, so you...
A) Start to tear up. It's sad!
B) Shout an expletive. That's so annoying! But then you go right back inside and ask for another scoop.
C) Find this to be a berry unfortunate event.
D) Part of you is embarrassed, but part of you finds this hilarious.
E) You go back inside to get some spill-proof iced coffee instead.
F) Ice cream? You mean my reduced-fat sorbet.
3. When it comes to playing in the water, I...
A) Like to chill out in the row boat with my fishing pole.
B) Hit the waves. Surfs up!
C) Walk along the beach and go shelling.
D) Usually spend half the time playing in the water and half laying out on the sand.
E) Actually prefer to lounge in my beach chair.
F) Put on my waterskis- where's the speedboat?
4. The sun has this effect on my skin...
A) I stay out of the sun.
B) I use a ton of sunscreen, but still tan a bit.
C) I get berry red--lobster-style.
D) I burn the first day in the sun, but then it turns tan.
E) I get a nice glow, but not super dark.
F) I get a super dark tan.
5. My favorite Popsicle flavor is...
A) Mmm...I like anything sweet!
D) I like strawberry...but blueberry is good, too.
E) Are there coffee-flavored Popsicles?
F) Hmm, anything without a lot of sugar.
6. My favorite place to be in the summer is...
A) At a country music festival.
B) An amusement park.
C) Berry picking.
D) I like to catch up on TV and relax at home, but sometimes I like to grab dinner and drinks on a restaurant patio.
E) Gardening outside.
F) Rollerblading, swimming, playing sports...anything active!
7. My favorite summer clothing item is...
B) Daisy Dukes.
C) A berry-colored tank top.
D) Jean capris.
E) Sleeveless shirt in a cute color.
F) Tennis shoes.
Dad--and his office will be smiling
While another tie or World’s Best Dad t-shirt would do the trick, why not celebrate him in unique way this year? After all, he probably gave you some solid life advice, taught you how to shoot a freethrow, changed your oil and helped you build your middle school science projects. Make his day special by ordering one of these Father’s Day gifts:
At Twist OP we love a great cup of coffee. But, did you know that there are also some great recipes on the Keurig Blog. Here are two of our favorites - let us know if you try them and if you agree that they are keepers!
Barista Beef Stew! A one pot meal, beef stew sticks to your ribs, fills you up, and warms you all over. No wonder cowboys make it on the trail. Being who we are, we had to add a little of Barista Prima® Italian Roast coffee to the mix, which helps to bring out the flavor of the mushrooms and thyme. Cowboy, meet barista.
Barista Beef Stew Serves 6
Directions Heat large Dutch oven and add 1 Tablespoon oil. Cook beef in two batches, browning on all sides. Transfer to bowl or plate. Add remaining oil to Dutch oven along with onions, garlic, and thyme. Cook, stirring, 5-minutes or until softened. Add wine, coffee and broth, scrapping up brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Transfer the beef and accumulated juices back to the Dutch oven and add mushrooms and bay leaf. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1-hour. Add carrots and simmer, covered, 30-minutes or until beef is tender. Stir in peas and parsley and cook for 5-minutes or until cooked through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. -
See more at: http://blog.keurig.com/blog/kristen/barista-beef-stew-recipe#sthash.HariVZGs.dpuf
Dark Chocolate Flourless Cake Who can resist a great chocolate cake? We bring you an intense chocolate, almost brownie-like cake smothered with more chocolate. Here’s the recipe, and I think it’s a perfect contender for your Valentine’s Day date night dessert.
1 Cup bittersweet (or you can use semi sweet) chocolate chips
½ Cup unsalted butter
¾ Cup granulated sugar
¼ Teaspoon salt
2 Teaspoons Green Mountain Coffee Dark Magic
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
½ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Ingredients for the Glaze:
1 Cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
½ Cup heavy cream
Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease 8” round spring form pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease the top of the paper.
For the cake: Place the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Slowly heat (30 seconds at a time) until the butter is melted and the chips are slightly melted. Stir until chips are completely melted.
Stir in sugar, salt, coffee and vanilla. Add the eggs, beating until smooth. Finally add the cocoa powder. Transfer batter to the cake pan, and bake for 25 minutes, or until the top forms a thin crust. Let cool completely.
Glaze Directions: Combine the chocolate chips and the cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until the cream is very hot, but not boiling. Remove from microwave and stir until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth and glasslike. Carefully spoon the glaze over the cake. Allow the glaze to set and harden before cutting – about 1 hour. -
See more at: http://blog.keurig.com/blog/hannah-hassler/national-chocolate-cake-day#sthash.73eBRRez.dpuf