Pumpkin spice season has descended. The ubiquitous autumnal flavoring is everywhere from pancake batter to Starbucks lattes, and we’re not knocking it. In fact, in honor of the classic fall routine, we assembled a list of anything-but-ordinary treats involving the spice. If you’re a fan of the seasoning, these artful and unexpected recipes promise to bring some variety to the table.

Commonly used as a pie spice, the blend of flavors known as pumpkin spice typically contains a mix of powdered cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and ginger. But in addition to being tasty, cinnamon is a powerful brain booster in the morning, naturally revving up metabolism and increasing mental focus. Our seven family-friendly pumpkin pie spice recipe picks below are easy to make and perfect for seasonal entertaining. Festive menu planning always makes for soulful and memorable gatherings. Spice up your next fall party plan with any one of these delicious and deserving options. ‘Tis the season.