Spice Up Your Breakfast

I have a confession to make. Fall flavors and fall smells make me sick. Literally. I'm not saying that in a rude way, they just literally make me nauseated. For two fall seasons, I've had morning sickness, so now just the smell of pumpkin spice or the color orange makes me queasy, (even just the thought of fall or making costumes. Sad, huh?)

But don't worry, I am blessed with wonderful children and I wouldn't trade them for anything. It just so happened that my morning sickness came about during autumn time, I'm sure I'll grow out of it and I'll be able to handle it again. Just give me a bit.

I had to make that confession because I have a totally FALL recipe with pumpkin and cloves and the whole deal. I won't say it's not good, I just can't make it because opening that can of pumpkin, I know all my appetite will vanish. ( I had to throw out some frozen butternut squash for that reason).

But once again, don't worry! This recipe was invented by the best chef I know. One who taught herself and just knows how to put two and two together and make it taste great. Then she had her daughter, a lover of all things pumpkin and autumn, taste test. The pumpkin lover LOVED it. She even doubled the spices because she liked it stronger.

I have given the buttermilk recipe before, but this is the pumpkin variation. So you can capture it as new recipe using your Cook'n and put a note that the pumpkins and spices can be left out to make regular buttermilk syrup. Or, you can search for your buttermilk recipe if you captured it a while back, and edit it to put in the spices as a fall option. Last choice: Capture both and keep them as totally separate recipes! It's up to you whatever works for you.

For those who like the taste of fall and that the smell of nutmeg will entice, try this syrup on any sweet:

Just a few options that sound possible:

Crepes with custard

Spice cake (then poke holes throughout so the syrup sinks in)

Pancakes with bananas

Pumpkin Waffles

Overnight French toast with cream cheese

Spread it on Toast

Maybe try adding powdered sugar and using it as a glaze for cookies or cake bread

Substitute for icing on cinnamon Rolls

Don't take my word for it (since I haven't tried it), but take it from those who said it was amazing! This will probably become a fall favorite.

Is there any type of food or smell that makes you queasy? For my husband, it's chili, for my sister, it's peppermint (which is so interesting because peppermint also helps upset stomachs!) Or is there a food or smell that you particularly love because of a memory associated with it? (I love the smell of fresh cut grass because it reminds me of outside).

Pumpkin buttermilk syrup

Serves: 12


1 cup sugar
1 stick real butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 2 teaspoon karo syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons pumpkins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash ginger
dash nutmeg
dash cloves


Bring 1st 4 ingredients to a boil, then add the baking soda and stir. (use a big pan because it foams a lot!)

After making the syrup, stir in 6 TBLS of pumpkin, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of ginger, 1/4 tsp of ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg. Audrey likes it with more spices so for those of you who like more spice I doubled the spices for her and it was still REALLY good just stronger.
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    Sydney Hill
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