I have a confession…
While enjoying a cocktail last week at our new favorite bar, Jon and I got to talking to a small bachelor party (they were quite entertaining). We had some good banter going on and in reference to a drink he was drinking one of them asked me, “Do you like pumpkin spice lattes?” In response I leaned in and said “Are you calling me a basic bitch?” Laughter ensued.
My confession? You guys…I most definitely am…a basic bitch. Because yes, I do like pumpkin spice lattes. I love pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Give me ALL THE THINGS pumpkin spice. Yes, I am one of THOSE people.
My excuse? I live in Florida. And I grew up in Connecticutt…so I know what REAL Fall feels like, looks like and tastes like. I miss the changing leaves, the brisk cool air…so if a little pumpkin spice brings me a little Fall happiness then so be it!
I will admit…some of the pumpkin spice things have gotten a wee bit out of hand, but there’s a lot of yummy pumpkin spice items out there. I’ve tried my fair amount and here are some of my favs!
Tazo Chai Pumpkin Spice Latte
I love the spicy notes of chai so chai mixed with pumpkin spice is heaven in a cup to me. A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Waffles
Trader Joe’s has done me right in the pumpkin everything department. These pumpkin waffles are SO good and they’re actually the best frozen waffle I have ever had. The flavor is perfect and they are perfectly soft and fluffy.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
My new favorite snack to munch on. Yum, yum and yum.
Trader Joe’s Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli
This was definitely an impulse buy since once I got home I wasn’t sure how to prepare them.
I ended up getting some chicken sausage and after sautéing it I added alfredo sauce and tossed the cooked ravioli in it. Served with roasted asparagus.
Next time I think I’d try doing a lighter sauce, like a butter sage sauce. The pumpkin and the alfredo was a bit too much together.
The Fresh Market Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Gelato
Love this gelato from The Fresh Market. Has a TON of pumpkin flavor and is smooth and creamy. Makes a perfect light dessert.
What are your favorite pumpkin items?