One of the reasons I love fall so much is it inflicts The Cozy (cozy 1 a: enjoying or affording warmth and ease : snug). Sweater season, mug season, call it what you want. Steve and I mark the advent of fall by plugging in the Instant Hot faucet and lighting the fireplace pilot for the season.
I've blogged before about my love for all things Pumpkin Spice, which two years later are still everywhere with more new products being added each year. Case in point, Pumpkin Eggnog. (I'm sure it helps living 2 miles from an HP Hood plant, but look for it and other Hood nog flavors like Gingerbread and Sugar Cookie!)
This product gets extra points for actually containing pumpkin and not just the spices, much like Cold Stone Creamery's ice cream pie. I even took a picture, in the first light of morning, to share with you the Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe that doesn't even call for additional pumpkin.
The Nog tastes like licking the bowl after preparing pumpkin pie, and it also makes a heck of a coffee creamer. We just got the first seasonals shipment from Gevalia with 4 boxes of Pumpkin Spice coffee, after which Steve confessed that it's a flavor he doesn't really like, so I'll be slowly working on those all winter. Anyone want to come over for coffee?
(P.S. Steve: Cheryl said to thank you for not liking it. More for her.)