fall

Fall is my favorite season, which is really unfortunate considering I live in a place where it lasts for a very short time.

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I love the cooler temperatures, the crunchy yellow leaves, and the snow creeping down the mountains (I don't currently love the rain we've been getting though).  

Even though I despise Starbucks (mediocre coffee, high prices, and located everywhere), one of my favorite parts of fall is the return of the pumpkin spice latte.  I've tried very hard to recreate their deliciousness at home, but it's just not the same.  I've also tried them elsewhere, and they are never as good as Starbucks.  It truly pains me to say that.  

I have, however, found a (hopefully) slightly healthier way to cure the craving for a PSL...

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I found these at Costco last week.  They are seriously amazing.  They smell and taste almost exactly like pumpkin pie...and they're almonds...so they're healthy, right?

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If you have any issues with self control, I do not recommend allowing these within the walls of your house.  Buy them for a friend and eat them when you go to visit...if they last that long.