One day last week I stopped by Trader Joe's to pick up a few things and discovered that much of their Autumn specialty foods were already on the shelves, as well as the festive fall seasonal displays.
Now if any of you know me, you know two things:
2) I love all things PUMPKIN.

And not only do I love the flavor of pumpkin spice, but also the appearance of pumpkins. Whenever I see a pumpkin, I instantly smile and giggle because I think they are the most adorable-looking things. I suddenly get the urge to pick one up, hug it, and then kiss it!
Yes, I realize I sound mentally insane when it comes to pumpkins but I can't help it, that's exactly how they make me feel. Insanely happy and giddy.
Example: this is how I react when I see my first pumpkin of the year...
I decided to share some of my favorite pumpkin flavored treats from my favorite place to shop for groceries, Trader Joe's
So please join me in a stroll down Pumpkin Lane...

Pumpkin Butter - I love to spread this on a hot, toasted English muffin, pared with a nice cup of dark roasted coffee. Yummy!

Pumpkin Cereal Bars - I take these to work and eat them for a mid-day snack.

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels - Pumpkin spice caramels wrapped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with Hawaiian red sea salt -The first time I tried one of these I thought I had died and entered the gates of heaven because I could actually hear angels singing. Eating these is a cross between a spiritual experience and a mind-blowing orgasm. 

Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps - I love these with a spread of cream cheese, or slices of Asiago cheese.

Pumpkin Soup - I could literally BATH in this soup!

Pumpkin Tortilla Chips - These are a new item at Trader Joe's this year and they are absolutely FAAAABULOUS! I dip them in hummus, but I'm anxious to try them dipped into pumpkin butter for a mouthwatering salty/sweet taste.

Pumpkin Ravioli - Three words. OH. MY. GOD.!

Pumpkin Pie - Out of all things pumpkin though, pumpkin pie will always be my ALL-TIME FAVORITE!

Wishing you a Happy and Pumpkin-filled Autumn Everyone!

*with the exception of the post title photo, all other photos were found online.