I am thankful for the Autumn. I like some things about every season, but I LOVE the Fall! I love the sights (although leaves don't get as pretty here), tastes and smells! I love the way the sun sheds light differently this time of year---at a different angle, and, seemingly a different golden hue. I love the dry winds that stir up and the sound of the leaves swishing in the trees and skittering across the street. I love the smell of the fuji, gala, and honey crisp apples on my kitchen counter. The spices of fall---the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamon---fill my nostrils with happiness! And then, there are the tastes of fall---the pumpkin and apple laced with the mentioned spices---oh! There are no words! For Jackson's birthday, I made Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. I love the recipe, but I do have to give credit to my sister-in-law, Robyn, for finding the recipe! (Click here for recipe.) I'm not that big on pumpkin in things that do not bake in an oven. I can do without pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pancakes, but there is something special about a fluffy pumpkin muffin, bread, or cupcake. Now, if you pair the baked pumpkin fluffiness with cream cheese, forget about it!!! All I need to pair that with is a hot Chai Tea Latte!