This mug cake combines cookie butter spread, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. The inspiration came from Trader Joe’s new pumpkin pie spice cookie butter, which I am completely in love with.

I didn’t use any of the spread to make this mug cake because I’m planning on just eating the entire jar by the spoonful, so even if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, you can still make this cake with another brand of cookie butter spread like Biscoff. I’m not sure whether to love or hate Trader Joe’s for the new obsession. But it did make me realize what a delicious combination pumpkin and cookie butter are. Pumpkin pie spice has many of the same spices in cookie butter, giving you a serious punch of Fall flavors with each spoonful.

A creamy pumpkin curry sauce is tossed with zucchini noodles for a tasty meatless dish.

This dish combines two of my current obsessions: pumpkin and zucchini noodles. It’s light, easy and makes a great lunch.

Stuffed! is a popular food truck in San Diego, known for their stuffed burgers. If you’re feeling ravenous, this is definitely the place to go for lunch. In addition to gourmet burgers, they also offer other fun and comforting dishes like macaroni and cheese, tater tots, and fried Oreos.


I had my eye on the Boom! burger, piled high with mac n’ cheese, peppered smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickles & Stuffed! sauce.

The burger patty was cooked to a medium. The creamy mac n’ cheese added flavor and a fun factor the burger.