Monday, October 17, 2011

Taste of Fall...

Pumpkin Muffins!
 Autumn Time wouldn't be complete without making up a few batches of Pumpkin Muffins!
SO yummy and if you like the Pumpkin Bread that you can get a Great Harvest, these are the closest thing I have been able to make that resemble that yummy bread.
I'm always AMAZED at how far one large squash will stretch...
We ate it for dinner 2 times, shared a large chunk with Tracy's parents,
made up 4 batches of Pumpkin Cookies, 2 batches of Pumpkin Muffins
a batch of Pumpkin Pull Apart bread and a batch of Pumpkin Pie Bars.
I bake my muffins in TEXAS sized muffin tins 
 so they are larger and feel a little more "Gourmet"  
I usually make up a batch of muffins and put them in Cellophane Bags tied with festive ribbon and deliver these to the ladies I go Visiting Teaching to in one of the Autumn Months.
I also have a tradition of making these up along with Spiced Cider for  
Halloween Morning breakfast and you can guarantee they will be embellished with a SPIDER ring in the middle of the muffin.
Kids just LOVE this!
 These freeze well and if you have any leftovers, they are wonderful to freeze and have to pull out when you need a quick lunch, snack, or yummy treat! 
Pumpkin Muffins
½ cup REAL butter
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves
1 cup pumpkin (OR leftover squash)
¾ cup raisins OR chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in comes out clean.   
After pulling out of the oven, I always put them in a Rubber-Maid type of container to keep them moist).
These are really good and freeze well and are great for breakfast, lunch or snacks! 
 Make up some Autumn Goodness and
go and spread a little JOY and sunshine 
to someone in need today!
(whether it be bringing smiles to the faces of your family members,
elderly women/men in your area that need a little cheer, 
OR, friends/family that could use some yummy-ness 
added to their day).


Cherie said...

These muffins and the cookies below both look sooooo yummy! I love pumpkin!
Oh and that towel down below is soooo cute (wink) LOL!!

Thanks for sharing your yummy fall recipes with us! Hope you are looking at pretty trees and snuggled up warm with all of those handsome men in your house!

Sue said...

These look so good.
I'm a fan of anything pumpkin.

Appreciate you sharing the recipes.

Janelle said...

Looks good, I'll have to try this recipe. I love pumpkin recipes.

Garden of Egan said...

I feel so absolutely spoiled!!!!
The pumpkin cookies are delicious. The hoagies are for dinner tonight.

You are amazing. Thanks so much for stopping by. You made my day.