Don't get us wrong: We love a good seasonal ingredient. But doesn't it feel like pumpkin spice is in everything this fall? Just today, we learned of the new "Pumpkin Spice" Clif Bars, pumpkin spice muffins, and there's even pumpkin spice candy corn! It felt a lot more special when it was limited to a few craft beers and Starbucks lattes. This video hilariously captures the pumpkin spice overload that's threatening to overwhelm autumn's seasonal food and drinks. That said, while we love joking about the profusion of pumpkin products, we still enjoy spice-infused recipes done right, and are off to make these cake pops right about now...
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Pumpkin-spiced cake pops
2 cups crumbled yellow cake
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
12 lollipop sticks
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Work with what you've got (source: MacGyver)
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- Redbook | Love + Sex – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 4:44 PM EDT
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2. An understanding of what
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