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Weekend Roundup: Coffee Break Inspiration

Blueberry Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake
A cup of coffee and a rare moment of calm give a busy mom time to reflect on motherhood’s fleeting moments. She shares fun coffee-related finds so you can too.
By Alyssa Vance

At Pillsbury, one of our goals is to help you take a step back, celebrate everyday moments and see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Last weekend I experienced a moment myself. It was a perfect fall day – sunny, crisp air – and I was doing something out of the ordinary: sitting with a piping hot cup of coffee in a serenely quiet room. I call this out-of-the-ordinary because I have a very busy toddler. Leisurely coffees are a rarity. 

So what did I do with this morning downtime? I opened the windows, turned on a favorite album and sat down with my computer. My objective: declutter. Next thing you know, I’m sifting through old footage of my son taking his first penguin-waddle steps across my living room floor. My eyes immediately misted. I was hit head-on with all the changes he’s gone through over the last three years: first smile, first steps, first words, first, “I love you, Mom.” It was extraordinary in the ordinary, and all it took was a good cup of coffee and a little time. 

I’m leaving you with a few coffee-inspired ideas for this weekend. I hope that at least one gifts you with an everyday moment of your own. 

Make

Cereal Milk Latte

One of our Makers just posted a recipe for a Cereal Milk Latte using Count Chocula Cereal. Brilliant. With all the cereal varieties out there, the options are endless. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Latte or Lucky Charms Latte, anyone?

Buy

Milk Frother

I get a little queasy when I run the numbers on my coffee-shop spending. Don’t get me wrong – I relish a good fancy coffee. But that doesn’t mean my wallet can withstand one every day. This battery-operated milk frother is an affordable way to bring the coffee shop experience home.

Try

Blueberry Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Who doesn’t like the smell of warm cinnamon rolls on a weekend morning? This blueberry coffee cake recipe comes from one of this year’s Bake-Off Contest finalists. Leave it out all day, and I guarantee it will be devoured.



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