Pumpkin Spice... Pumpkin Spice...it's EVERYWHERE! When the month of October rolls in, it seems like pumpkin-spiced food & drink flood every single coffee house, bakery, and grocery store. There are cases where 'pumpkin spice' is well done, but many more where it's just, well, overdone. This cupcake recipe is one of the good ones!
Back when I was in college, I discovered Penzeys Spices, and I thought I had gone to fragrance heaven! Picture a complete store dedicated to spice; it was a magical experience for me even then. The exotic scents, vibrant colors, and sheer variety blew me away. It was a turning point for me & my interest in cooking. Fast forward a decade, and my spice rack is a Penzeys treasure-trove!