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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Eight O’Clock Coffee’s Pumpkin Coffee Drink Recipes Perfect For Thanksgiving Day

Fall’s rich flavors provide a warm welcome after a day spent in the chilly air. This season, Eight O’Clock Coffeelends its 150-plus years of expertise to the flavor of the season: Pumpkin.

coffee and dessert

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You don’t need to visit a coffee shop to get a great limited-edition pumpkin-flavored beverage. You can make one yourself with these at-home brewing tips from the experts at Eight O’Clock Coffee.  Either of these fabulous drinks would make a festive addition to any Thanksgiving Day menu.

Eight O’Clock’s Pumpkin Passion Latte

1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp brown sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Eight O’Clock Coffee for brewing (use Original for medium roast or Dark Italian for dark roast)

Brew enough coffee for two mugs. Whisk all ingredients together except coffee, and heat in microwave on low heat for one to two minutes. Once it is hot and frothy, pour into two tall mugs. Finish filling mugs with hot coffee. Add sugar and additional milk or half & half if desired.


For an even easier brew-it-yourself recipe, try this one for Eight O’Clock’s Gr8 Pumpkin Coffee:

4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
6 Tbsp Eight O’Clock Coffee Original Ground (enough for 1 full pot)
Milk or half & half

Combine pumpkin pie spice and coffee grounds in coffee filter, brew. Add milk or half & half and sugar to taste (you control the sweetness, unlike at a coffee shop).

Fall entertaining made simple—these coffee drinks are the perfect to enjoy solo while preparing Thansgiving dinner or with a group of family and friends! Yum!

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