I just commented on Jodi's blog and thought it summed it up my feelings so well, I'd preserve my thoughts on my own blog as well. I also added a recipe we've been enjoying a lot this season - very good - and very yummy!
Fall is football games, cornstalks, and pumpkins.
It is crisp cold mornings and brilliant sunshiny afternoons.
It is orange, and red, and brown (and around here lots of green and yellow!).
It is Halloween chili and lots of apple pies.
It is costume time and candy corn, and way too many tempting snack size treats.
It is Lone Pine Farms, Detering Orchards, and the crazy wagon ride at Johnsons.
It is an end to a favorite season and a prelude to a favorite season - making it in itself - the very best season of all.
Norkenzie Pumpkin Bars (modified to be Pumpkin Cupcakes)
3/4 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 15 oz can canned pumpkin
2 cups flour
1 tsp. bakind soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (optional)
Mix together and pour into cupcake tins. Bake 350 for 25 minutes. Top with Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkles as desired.