You better like pumpkin or you’re in big trouble. Pumpkin is everywhere! Cereal, cookies, cakes, breads, muffins, breakfast treats, ice-cream, Oreos — It’s the flavor of the year! Maybe even the flavor of the century! It seems like there’s been a pumpkin explosion in the aisles of every grocery store, from Whole Foods to Stop & Shop to Shoprite to Acme. For some of you, this is a welcome over-saturation. To others it might be “enough already”. At any rate, all these processed and branded pumpkin snacks, breakfasts and desserts makes me realize now more than ever we need to do go back to the basics and bake something from scratch with pumpkin as the star. Nothing compares with the aroma of cinnamon and pumpkin swirling about your kitchen. No matter how many products you’ll find in the stores, you won’t get that pumpkin smell unless you turn on the oven and start mixing.