Say no to pumpkin spice lattes. Here is the real thing

Published 1:25 PM ET, Fri October 16, 2020
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Pumpkin spice latte flavor, amped up with sugar, is not one that is found in nature. Shutterstock
So instead, commit to having some seasonal fun this fall in the kitchen with real pumpkins and spice. Shutterstock
Make your own pumpkin spice blend with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves, and enjoy with home-brewed coffee. Shutterstock
At the farmers market, gather pumpkins for roasting. Look out for sugar pumpkins and milk-fed pumpkins, which are best for cooking. Shutterstock
Hollow out smaller gourds and fill with cheese fondue for individual treats for every family member. Shutterstock
Make your crispy pumpkin fries either sweet or savory. Shutterstock
Nothing says "fall" quite like warm pumpkin bread topped with pumpkin butter (see article for butter recipe). Shutterstock