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Try as I might to resist, I’m getting twitchy for pumpkin. The amount of pumpkin/pumpkin spice products in the grocery stores is obnoxious and some things just have no business living in the pumpkin spice realm – check this list out. While I roll my eyes at the vast majority, there are a few things that I do love. The original, OG pumpkin spice donuts from my youth (still working on recreating those). My pumpkin bundt cake. A slice of a good pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. They’re delicious and invoke feelings of nostalgia in a way that pumpkin spice Cheerios or Oreos do not. Inevitably, as I pass the cans of pumpkin puree on the grocery display, one will go in my cart. Maybe two. Which is exactly what happened last week.

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Pumpkin.  Oh pumpkin.  It’s inevitable this time of year.  Is it possible to make it through these few months without seeing pumpkin in everything?  I doubt it.  Pumpkin pie, cheesecake, pot de crème. Pumpkin soup, ravioli.  You find it bruléed and puréed.  See it roasted and toasted.   (I’m on a roll here.)  And the thing is … I’m kind of indifferent to it all.  Pumpkin schmumpkin.  That said, it’s odd that to this day I still crave one particular thing that I haven’t had in easily 20 years.  Smitty’s pumpkin spice donuts.  My kingdom for one of those donuts.

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