Pumpkin, spice, and everything nice!
What is it about fall flavors that gets everyone in a tizzy? Pumpkin spice this — cinnamon that. While I'm not a seasonal latte fiend, I'm also not complaining. I love fall flavors with all my tastebuds. Here are 3 tried-and-true desserts for your seasonal sweet tooth. They're some of my family's faves, so go and share them with yours!
#1 Cinnamon graham cracker blondies
Okay, so maybe they don't look like much on their own, but if you serve them warm with good vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon: amazing! Speaking of good vanilla ice cream, have you tried Purple Door? You can buy it by the pint at Sendik's. Get that.
#2 Pecan pie
Here's one that will have folks saying "but I would be proud to partake of your pecan pie." It's as good or better than any store pie (except Simma's — but that's, like, beyond) and comes together really easily. I've made this pie the morning of Thanksgiving for the past few years and it's always a.) no stress and b.) gobbled up by the end of the night. In my book, that's hitting all the marks.
#3 Pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting
Last Thanksgiving, this cake made a darling uncle of mine declare that I should start my own bakery — to which I outwardly smiled and nodded and inwardly laughed and laughed. While I won't be opening that bakery any time soon, this cake is certainly delicious and a family favorite. My advice: Make it on a non-holiday so you don't have to share!