When the fall weather hits, I start getting the baking itch. The temperatures have cooled somewhat and using the stove or oven no longer makes the house sweltering hot. A walk through the grocery store shows all the seasonal produce like squash, pumpkins, apples and add to that all the season baking products. Pumpkin spice this and pumpkin flavored that. It makes me think about the holidays and all the baking that comes with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since pumpkin is so seasonal, I like to pick up extra pumpkins pie pumpkins and freeze the puree so I have some during the off seasons. I’ll also pick up extra canned pumpkin and other pumpkin flavored items to have on hand for later on.