Would you believe Southern Californians love the change of seasons? Ours are subtle but recognizable. Liquid Amber trees, in the gum tree family, look like Sugar Maples. Our Sycamores turn golden, and flowering trees carry fall colors. Clever, huh? You might know I love cooking and also weighing south of 120 pounds. Here’s a little confession– I swim laps daily for 45 minutes which burns huge calories What about dessert? I say yes to (one of) these amazing pumpkin muffins. Photo is courtesy of Jackie Jill.