I already bought my annual can of pumpkin pie goop, why, I don't quite remember, some recipe I ran across a bunch of months ago. Meantime, in the recent past, I've turned to preferring old fashioned custard pies. Just have made plain ones so far. First of all, no can involved, but I also think they are potentially more fun re playing with recipes.
Starbucks? I've been to one twice in my ten years in Albuquerque, and those times were when we were in a bookstore. Having once tasted their burned beans coffee (bags on sale at Costco's, how dare they), that's it for my loyalty. I do realize they don't always do that. Besides, I'm a Peet's woman when I can spring for it. Only see Peet's in a few grocery stores here, but I'm used to their coffee places in San Francisco and Berkeley. They have a more true aura to me, re coffee nuance. Or did, haven't been there lately.
Hmm, wonder how they're doing in Italy?