It’s week four of the pumpkin craziness and the fun is nearly halfway over. So far I have shared recipes for New England Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Turnovers and Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies. Russ is feeling a bit over the pumpkin pandemonium, but the girls and I feel like we are just getting started! I love that they are just as obsessed as I am. He says I’ve brain washed them, but I am guessing it has something to do with genetics.
For week four I decided to do a straight up breakfast dish, pumpkin muffies. Muffies are essentially a stump-less muffin. Top of the muffin to you! (Any Seinfeld fans out there?!) Even though I would classify them as something to eat for breakfast, they make the perfect addition to an afternoon cup of coffee as well.
Muffies require minimal ingredients, hardly any time and they can be varied to include your favorite kind of chips or nuts.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 111
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Total Carbohydrates 50g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I like to substitute and use 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce and 1/4 c oil)
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (depending on desired flavor)
- 1/4 C Powdered Sugar
- 1/4 C Brown Sugar
- 1) Preheat oven to 325
- 2) In a large mixing bowl cream the eggs and the sugar together.
- 3) Add in the oil, pumpkin & vanilla and mix until well combined.
- 4) Stir in the flour, baking soda, powder, salt and spices. Mix until blended. Gently fold in any chips or nuts you may want to add in.
- 5) Scoop buy 1/4 c onto a lined baking sheet.
- 6) Bake for about 16 minutes or until the center of the muffie tests clean. Do not over bake.
- 7) Sprinkle with the sugar mixture just before serving.
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My favorite way to enjoy these muffies is with some mini chocolate chips mixed in.
Be sure to give them a try soon!
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On a recent trip to my beloved Target, I grabbed the cutest Halloween themed treat. Mini Babybel® has been disguised in these adorable Halloween wrappers making them the perfect festive treat for the month of October. Pumpkins, mummies, vampires and more, I bet you’ll never guess which one is my favorite?! #pumpkineverything
These 100% real cheese snacks inspired me to create a simple Halloween cheese board. I knew that I wanted to stick with traditional Halloween colors and display my Mini Babybel® , with their Halloween wrappers, in the center of my creation. I quickly gathered the supplies I needed and got to work.
October is halfway over and today I am sharing pumpkin recipe #3 of 5. This weeks post also features a special blog hop at the end where you will find links to several other fall inspired recipes from some of my closest blogging friends. If you are looking for a new recipe to inspire you to start baking or cooking, I feel certain you will find at least one to try.
Like last week’s recipe, this week was another first for me. Believe it or not, I had never made muddy buddies before. Why? I have no idea. But I am starting to think I was better off that way, since I can’t seem to keep my hand out of the bowl.
Last month I confessed to making multiple $10 trips to Target. I found dresses, earrings, costumes, fall decor and more. This past month I knew I needed to be more strict about my spending so I didn’t make nearly as many Target runs. It may not have been as much fun as the previous month, but it worked. After all, the best way to not be tempted to spend is to avoid temptation all together.
The unfortunate part about this trip was the amount of goodies that I found. I could’ve easily spent more on this one single trip than I had the entire previous month. With so much clearance to look through, staying on budget was definitely a challenge.
Here are a few things that we found at Target recently…
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I have said on more than one occasion that we aren’t exactly what one would call “sports fanatics“. However, that doesn’t mean that we shrug off game day fun. We’ve even been known to host a game day party on more than on occasion! For us game day isn’t about the results of the game as much as it is being with friends and family.
Okay, maybe that isn’t being completely honest …
I adore spending time with the ones I love, but I also love the game day food too. Finding a way to mix those is so important for me. I love to find a way to offer my guests something good to eat without spending half of the game in the kitchen preparing snacks. And when I think game day snacks, I think pizza. Anyone else? Pizza is food that speaks to the heart and brings us together. From the biggest fans, to the novice who can barely follow the game.
Over the month of September Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me hosted a clothing challenge called Dress-tember. The idea was to wear 10 dresses over the month of September. Easy enough, right? So I warned the husband that if I started wearing more dresses than normal he didn’t need to worry about me (It’s the sad truth) and I got started!
On day #1 I picked up a Dress-tember buddy. When Emily heard about the challenge she whole heartedly wanted to participate too. There was NO WAY I would, or could, say no to that. So she joined the fun with her messy hair, spunky spirit, mismatched sock and love for sneakers with dresses.
September was a HOT month. We only had 4 days that even started out remotely fall like and nearly every one of those ended like summer. I guess all in all this worked to my advantage because my spring/summer dress selection is way better than my fall/winter one.