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Simply put, I carry my Dad's legacy with me through my cookbook, cooking and everyday I am writing my food columns, he is always with me. I carry my Mom with me through a silent reminder of her struggle with breast cancer that took her life, as well as the lives of many other women who have dealt with, and are still dealing with, this horrible affliction. Besides, why not pink? It makes a man look good!

New England Winter Latte

Ever think of relaxing after dinner with a hot beverage? Here is the perfect one for you. Who knows? It may even take desserts place. If you want to get creative, pour a little milk or cream over the top, creating a circle and run a knife down the center to create a heart. Bring out the inner artist(or romantic) in you.


For 4 people


  • 1/2 cup(s) ground coffee
  • 2 cup(s) water
  • 3 cup(s) milk
  • 1 cup(s) canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
  • whipped cream
  • ground nutmeg, for garnish if desired

New England Winter Latte Directions

  1. Place coffee in the filter of a drip coffee maker. Add water and brew the coffee. While the coffee brews, combine in a large saucepan the milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and 1/8 tsp nutmeg. Cook and stir over medium heat until steaming. Remove from heat. Divide the coffee into five mugs. Add the milk mixture and stir. Top with whipped cream and a light sprinkling of nutmeg (or cinnamon).
  2. Make this a Macchiato simply by NOT stirring the coffee with the milk mixture, thereby creating 2 separate levels of flavor.