My mom used to call me "Pumpkin" when I was a kid. My beau calls me "Punkin" - he seems to think that's the correct term.
Regardless of the version, that moniker makes me hungry (or lately, I'm just hungry all the time!). And because the temperatures have dropped a little (it's now a fair 70s instead of the 90s) - I can go back to waxing poetic about the season and all the deliciously seasonally-appropriate things I want to taste and bake this season. XO
Honey Pumpkin Meringue Tart from Culinary Concoctions from Peabody
Fig Apple Crostata from Italian Food Forever