Pumpkin spice season is upon us

Yesterday, September 1, marked the start of all things pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice is now so ubiquitous, in fact, that the Washington Post published at article titled “Pumpkin spice won. It’s time to accept it and move on.” There’s pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, lattes, Oreos (not my favorite – I thought they tasted like a candle), Twinkies, Cheerios, Frosted Mini-Wheats, oatmeal, oat milk, pudding, yogurt, donuts, ice cream, cookies, English muffins, beer, potato chips and even Ramen that now come in pumpkin spice. In non-food items, there are candles, soap, air fresheners, lip balm and deodorant. The 5 ingredients in pumpkin spice –  cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves – have become a meme-worthy combination.

Not related to pumpkin spice, here are some more of my favorite stories this week:

Like a boss

I love GBBO, so this is good news indeed!


If you’ve scrolled this far, have a great Labor Day weekend. I’m off to light my pumpkin spice candle and wish for cooler weather.