Soul in the Season: Favorite Tastes

Roasted turkey with perfectly-moist-yet-just-a-little-crispy dressing (or do you call it stuffing?) piled high on your Thanksgiving plate…that first bite of silken pumpkin pie with fluffy whipped cream dolloped on top…left-over turkey sandwiches the next day with a smear of cranberry sauce, for that perfect bite of bittersweet goodness…

These are some of the most beloved tastes of Fall (perhaps a little Thanksgiving-centric, but we can’t help it! It’s less than a week away!). Today we share with you some of our other favorite (non-Thanksgiving-centric) Autumn tastes…

Soul in the Season Favorite Tastes

From Wisconsin…

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, fresh out of the oven

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins


A Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte #PSL (Mmmmm…too good to resist!)


From Michigan…

Creamy pumpkin soup (My Mom taught me the pumpkin soup recipe she always uses, which is based on one found in the More With Less cookbook. Pssst! My secret is to swirl a little Sriracha hot sauce and a dash of cinnamon in it just before serving for the perfect kick of hot and sweet. So Delicious!)

Pumpkin Soup


Pierogis (This was one of the first dishes Drew and I ever cooked together. He shared his family recipe with me, from his Mom’s Polish family side, while we were dating, and it has become a fall tradition to make several batches from scratch.)


What are your favorite tastes of Fall?



Written by Ember


Wife. Mother of 2 girls. Bookworm. Coffee addict. Lover of shoes. Killer of most plants. I write for a living, but not the glamorous kind (think: instruction manuals, not New Yorker essays).

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