With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching and fall baking season well underway, you may come across some recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice.  Rather than shelling out money for a special spice blend at the store, you can easily make your own by combining other staple spices that you probably already have on hand.  This really couldn’t get much easier, and of course the beauty of it is that you can adjust the spice blend to suit your own preferences.  Do you have 5 minutes?  Then you have time to make pumpkin pie spice.  Cute little containers of homemade spice blends could make nice gifts for the bakers in your life.

Oh, and then after you whip this up, you’ll probably want to test it out in a batch of pumpkin cream cheese muffins.  Just sayin’.