Caramel Apple Pie Moonshine Jelly Shots

Another new recipe on Tablespoon! Finally found the perfect place to use the moonshine we picked up in the Smokey Mountains. Check it out here.


Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Pudding Shots

I’ve been meaning to post these since PSL season started. They are SO EASY I can barely stand it.

Did you know Starbucks is making instant pumpkin spice lattes? Yep. So smart. They come in these cute little packets and they are perfect for making boozy party treats. (Or just drinking on your own back deck of course!) 


Since my PSL jello shots have been such a hit I knew I had to make a pudding shot version too.

All you need is Cool Whip, 1 box of instant pudding, 1 packet of instant PSL, milk and alcohol. That’s it. Takes like 10 minutes. Seriously, that’s it.


Also, I am sorry for dropping off the face of the earth. It’s been awhile since I wrote more than a sentence directing you to another website.

And yes, I know I say I say that every time I write a post. Not a good sign.

I miss blogging, I just can’t seem to find the time. I don’t see that getting any easier when this new little one comes either. I am actually really scared that I won’t be able to fit in any posts at all.


Anyone have any tips for keeping up with your blog when you have a busy full time career, two year old, and a few side gigs as well?

Speaking of … I have a book signing event coming up this weekend. Would love to see you there. I am also going to be doing a cooking demo on how to make my famous caramel apple jello shots and candy corn jello shots. 

Perfect timing to get ready for Halloween parties!

I’ll be at the Willams-Sonoma in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday from 1-5pm.


Print Recipe

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Pudding Shots

Yield: 12 large puddings shots

Prep Time: 10 -15 Minutes


  • 8oz tub Cool Whip
  • 1 box vanilla or pumpkin spice flavored instant pudding (3 oz)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup spiced rum, bourbon, or flavored vodka
  • 1 packet Starbucks instant Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Shot glasses
  • Whipped topping
  • Green straws


1. In a large bowl mix your box of instant pudding and 3/4 cup milk with a whisk until combined.

2. Add your instant PSL packet and whisk again until combined.

3. Slowly pour in, whisking at the same time, your choice of alcohol.

4. Add 8oz cool whip and lightly fold it into the pudding mixture.

5. Spoon into shot glasses and top with more cool whip and a signature Starbucks green straw.

Football Field Jelly Shots

Wasn’t sure this one was going to be possible but I think it came out well! Head on over to Tablespoon for the step by step recipe.


Sushi Jelly Shots

Boozy thai coconut milk, fruit roll ups and gummy fish. Doesn’t get much better than that. (Did I ever mention how I can’t eat just one fruit roll up? I heart Fruit by the Foot.)

Check out the easy recipe on Tablespoon! Happy almost Friday friends.


Life Lately: Weeks 15, 16 and 17

Gah! I was not that great at making sure I got these done every week when I was pregnant with Austin. I should have known it would be harder to write updates when I am also chasing around a toddler on top of a full time job. Better late than never though right?

How I’m Feeling

I feel good! But that is relative to how I was feeling for most of June and all of July which was terrible. The worst of my symptoms lately has been heartburn. I have to take Zantac as soon as I wake up and then again around dinner time. Otherwise it burns, oh it burns and it makes me feel nauseous again too.

I probably get up from my desk at work to pee every 20 mins. So that sucks but it’s not a huge deal.

This week in particular (week 17) I have been totally out of breath. Just talking to people at work makes me winded. I also got a little virus. I don’t know what it was but I had a fever on Monday and it was getting a little too close to 101 so I called my doctor. They had me take some tylenol cold and flu and rest. I was actually better by the next day. Phew.

But pretty much right now I feel good.


What I’m Eating