pumpkin pie spice coffee and muffinFrom pumpkin pie to gingerbread, this time of year is a delight for anyone with a sweet tooth or who loves to bake. Both of those descriptions fit me, but it wasn't until this year that I discovered something that made the holiday season so much sweeter and easier: Pumpkin pie spice. As in one bottle of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg all mixed together.
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I'd seen it on the grocery store shelves in the past and thought how silly it seemed if you already own all of those spices. But what I didn't realize at the time was that if you don't own them all, a bottle of pumpkin pie spice is so worth it. And if you do, you should definitely make a DIY bottle. Because either way, it is an AWESOME baking staple to have at your disposal. Here, a few ways to use it ...
- In pumpkin pie, of course. It's the perfect way to save time when baking up the Thanksgiving classic. (Speaking of, don't