Evaporated milk is simply fresh, homogenized milk that has had 60 percent of its water removed. Vitamin D has also been added for extra nutrition. If you ever have leftover evaporated milk, you can mix it with an equal amount of water and use it instead of regular milk in recipes.
Pumpkin pie spice is easily made at home. Just combine 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg.