Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell.
I love the pumpkins you carve into faces that are silly or macabre, with flickering candles inside. I'm less keen on the pumpkins you cook into pies or soups or loaves of bread. If you're not a lover of pumpkin, however, you can still be a lover of pumpkin pie spice, a mix of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger powder, mace, and cloves. So many "warm" spices in one jar -- what's not to love? Try it in apple pie, or pear spice muffins, or a cake; substitute pumpkin pie spice for the total of the spices called for in your recipe. Pumpkin pie spice is a convenience food you might like if you bake a lot, or make those copycat coffee-shop pumpkin spice lattes.
Pumpkin pie spice: like or dislike?