Folgers Simply Gourmet Coffee: So Many Flavors!
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It’s almost time for the annual Pumpkin Festival. Our little town is very small and the festival is always held in the courthouse yard in the center of the community. When our children were young I took them and it was one of their favorite events to attend. Now I enjoy taking my grandchildren and watching their faces light up with excitement when they see all the costumes in the children’s costume contest.
One of the things I love most about the festival (besides taking my grandchildren) is the food. There is a baking contest for pumpkin breads, cookies and pies. The smell is divine and I enjoy going by and seeing what other people bake. You never know when you will find a new recipe that you can take home and share with your family.
All the walking around makes the grandchildren thirsty!
And makes me hungry!
I enjoy the vendors who sell food and baked goods at the festival. There are always lots of church booths with tons of sweets and my personal favorite…fried apple pies. One of my fondest memories is of my grandmother’s fried apple pies. They were melt in your mouth delicious!
Food can trigger memories and enhance experiences and so can a great cup of coffee!
Folgers Simply Gourmet
I’m so excited to share information with my readers about the new Folgers® Simply Gourmet™ coffee. It is the perfect balance of natural flavor and coffee for a rich, satisfying taste in every delicious cup.
And wait until you hear about their new flavors! With Folgers® Simply Gourmet™ coffee, 100% premium Arabica beans are perfectly paired and balanced with natural flavors to create seasonal recipe classics including: Natural Vanilla, Natural Cinnamon, Natural Chocolate, Natural Caramel, Natural Chocolate Raspberry and Natural Mint.
I’m already planning on having a cup of the Natural Vanilla after I get back from the Pumpkin Festival. I love the richness of the flavor and the smell as it’s brewing in my pot! I’ll pour it in my favorite Nana mug and sit on the screened in porch while I watch the grandchildren play out in our back yard.
The End of a Wonderful Day
Then when my son and daughter come to pick up their children I’ll share either a cup of coffee with them or I’ll make them a Sweet Potato Puree. This recipe comes from Celebrity Chef and Food Network Personality Alex Guaraschelli’s and it’s made with Folger’s Vanilla Coffee.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Puree with Vanilla Coffee
6 mediums (about 4 pounds) sweet potatoes
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups Folgers® Simply Gourmet™ Natural Vanilla coffee, strongly brewed
The juice from 1 orange
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: About 1 hour (Inactive)
Yield: about 9 cups – 8-10 servings
1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
2. Roast the sweet potatoes: Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer on 1 or 2 baking sheets. Put the tray(s) in the center of the oven and bake until the sweet potatoes are completely yielding when pierced in the center with the tip of a knife, about 1 hour.
3. Finish the potatoes: In a small saucepan, melt the butter completely over medium heat. Wait until it starts to turn a light brown color. Remove from the heat and stir in the brown sugar, Molasses, and vanilla. Transfer to a bowl. In a same pan over medium heat, reduce 3 cups brewed coffee until there is only 1 cup remaining, 15-20 minutes. When the potatoes are soft, fully cooked, place them on a flat surface and split lengthwise. Use a large spoon to scoop out the flesh. Discard the skins and transfer the flesh to a medium bowl. Whisk vigorously to remove any large lumps and season with salt. Stir in the brown butter mixture, reduced coffee and orange juice.
Folgers® Simply Gourmet™ coffee is part of the Folgers® family that you already know and love. Sharing food and coffee provides a relaxing and calming experience over which people can connect with family and friends.
Enjoy the weather and enjoy being together! There us nothing better than fall, friendship and a great cup of coffee!
Be sure and visit Folgers.com because I know you are going to want to know more about these exciting new flavors and the delicious recipes you will find there!