Because we all need more pumpkin spice in our life.
Personally, I prefer pumpkin pie loaded with whipped cream. I’m not sure if there’s a scientific correlation, but I often celebrate my birthday on that Thursday in November when pumpkin pie plays second fiddle to a roasted turkey. Instead of birthday cake, I usually have a birthday pie. I will choose pie over cake in most times when both options are available.
As a teenager, my mother introduced us to a pumpkin dump cake, which is a close second to the dense pleasure of a pumpkin pie. Check out this recipe. This cake is similar in texture of a pie, but the crust is replaced with a moist, yellow cake. Some might consider it a pumpkin cobbler.
As far as muffin tops go, Mimi’s Cafe serves the best. Instead of a late-November birthday dinner, I often opt for a birthday breakfast and enjoy Mimi’s offerings. Their warm pumpkin muffins are perfect for a comforting autumn breakfast.
Finally, as a beverage, pumpkin just doesn’t cut it. I know it’s a seasonal favorite at coffee shops and as a hot cocoa flavor, but nope, not for me. I can wait a few extra weeks for the seasonal eggnog flavor.