I love the fall for many reasons--one of them being the variety of pumpkin flavored food available in stores! I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin lattes and you name it!

Pumpkin is one of those foods like apples that just tastes like fall. I wasn't a huge pumpkin fan when I was a kid, but as I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate the taste that I associate with my favorite season.

Now, I'll admit that some people go a little overboard with the whole pumpkin thing. Pumpkin M&M's, pumpkin Peeps, pumpkin Jell-O, pumpkin marshmallows and more foods of the sort are a little much. But, at the end of the day, pumpkin spice fires up my soul and gets me ready for the long winter ahead.