Nothing says “fall’ or “autumn” like a pumpkin.  The smell in a candle, the smooth texture in baking, the perfect seasonal color… it’s an all round winner. Even if you’re not a fan of eating it, you have to admit it looks bulbously beautiful in fields and outside front doors.

I’m a fan. I bake pumpkin chocolate-chip muffins all through the year simply because they are moist and delicious (and pumpkins ARE a fruit so must be healthy!) you can find the recipe HERE.

But pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies are seasonal for me, and I only bake them in the fall. If you like a cakey, thick cookie full of flavor that tastes like autumn- this is for you:




RECIPE from All Recipes:
 ( I make mine sans walnuts)




Not into baking? No worries, pumpkin can still be your friend.

Here are a few of my favorite things pumpkin-esque:

A ceramic table center: (The Bay)




Scrumptious smelling candle: (Bath & Bodyworks HERE)




Hand soaps which make you want to lick your hands (Bath & Body works HERE and HERE )




Decorate outside (how amazing are WHITE pumpkins?!)




Pretty much anything shiny in the shape of a pumpkin…




And last, but by no means least, the best:




Oh yes, the pumpkin spice latte. I even had cream on it to make a better pic, just for you. You are welcome.

Hope I’ve ignited some passion for pumpkin this weekend… enjoy and have a fabulous Friday!