15 Pumpkin-Packed Ways to Celebrate the PSL's 15th Birthday

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August 28, 2018

It's hard to imagine a time when the PSL — that sweet, sweet harbinger of fall — wasn't on the forefront of our minds (and lips) each and every autumn. But just 15 years ago this past spring, the pumpkin spice latte — almost named the 'Fall Harvest Latte' (oh the horror!) — was just a germ of an idea incubating at Starbucks' Liquid Lab in Seattle, set to hit test markets later that fall. The rest is history.

Since then, Starbucks has sold more than 200 million PSLs, turning a few basic ingredients into a cultural phenomenon. In addition to the barrage of PSL-scented candles and bath products overtaking store shelves each August, you can now buy pumpkin spice cereals, sweets and even potato chips. And to be honest, we're not mad about it. In fact, we've jumped on the bandwagon wholeheartedly this year to bring you our favorite ways to stock your home and pantry with all things pumpkin and spice. Happy 15th b-day, PSL!

Set the Table With a Pumpkin Centerpiece

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Live Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

With succulents trending in home decor and gardening, it's the perfect time to incorporate them in your holiday tablescape. Live succulents are clipped and used to top off seasonal pumpkins and squash to make a dramatic centerpiece.

Light a Candle

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Soothe Chapped Lips

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Craft Some Chic, Velvet Pumpkins

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Disinfect With Pumpkin-Scented Cleaners

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Eat Pumpkin Butter Straight From the Jar

Whip Up Pumpkin-Spice Pancakes

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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes Soaked in Syrup and Topped With Chopped Pecans

These pancakes are a bit denser than usual pancakes thanks to the weight of the pumpkin puree, but with a slight increase in cooking time you are left with a flavorful start to your day. Serve these up for breakfast throughout the holiday season.

Serve This No-Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

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Pumpkin pie ice cream

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Indulge in Spicy Pumpkin Pasta

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Tasting Spicy Hazelnut Pumpkin Pasta

Enjoy the fall flavors of this slightly spicy pumpkin pasta dish.

Brew a Batch of Slow-Cooker PSLs

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Sip in Style

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Relax With a Pumpkin-Spice Face Mask

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