Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Muffins.......and some Lily Bee

Remember those pumpkin muffins i told you about - wow!! They were amazing - and i will be making them lots more. Here is the blog i got the recipe from and then i will also post the recipe in case you don't want to go to that blog.
From Gourmet November 2006
Adapted from the American Club
Makes 1 dozen
Active time: 15 min.
Start to finish: 1 hour
INGREDIENTS:1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpking (from a 15-oz can) (I accidentally put the entire 15 oz. can in, with no ill effects at all)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice (a combo of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice)
1.25 cups plus 1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
i put Milk Chocolate chips in after scooping out half of the batter.

Equipment: 12 foil or paper muffin liners; a muffin pan with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups
DIRECTIONS:Put oven rack in middle positiona nd preheat oven toe 350F. Put liners in muffin cups.
Whisk together flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
Whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin-pie spice, 1.25 cups sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until smooth, then whisk in flour mixture until just combined.
Stir together cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl.
Divide batter among muffin cups (each should be about 3/4 full), then spinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake until puffed and golden brown and a wodden pick or skewer inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool in pan on a rack 5 minutes, then transfer muffins from pan to rack and cool to warm or room temperature.

Then i made homemade breadsticks.

Here is the Chicken soup - isn't that Cambells soup pot just the cutest. I got it for my wedding 12 years ago and this is maybe the 3rd time its been used - The mugs below came with it are just as cute - there are 4 different designs. And now for a Lily Bee Layout. Nicole did a skecth post on the Lily Bee Blog and i did this layout like a week ago and never emailed it to her - i had intentions of doing it last night - but my Baylee girl was up throwing up all night long - literally - all night. It was so sad. She's napping now so and no throw up today thank goodness. And i have to say how grateful i am for a husband that is willing to clean up throw up. Everytime this happens at our house - Dean is the one who cleans up the mess. It was a big one last night too - and he stayed up till 1:oo am washing sheets and comfortor while i slept in my bed with her between throwups. Ugh. Enought of that............... here is my take on the sketch - its not up on the blog yet - but will be later hopefully. This is the Vintage Poppy line.
I used my wide format printer for the journaling for the first time since i got it almost a year ago. How sad is that - I will be using it more often - i really liked the outcome. Thanks for stopping by and hopefully the yucky flu stays away from your homes!


laterg8r said...

those campbells soup containers are to die for - very cool :D

love your LO :D

Deneen said...

Great layout. I would love a wide format printer LOL. Thanks for the recipe also.

Staci said...

gorgeous LO, brenda! totally love how you did the photo mat with the stitching! YUM, those muffins sound great, and i happen to have all the ingredients on hand... i'm so going to try those. TFS! hope you have a great weekend, my friend!

Deneen said...

Tried out the recipe and love, love, love the pumpkin muffins!!!
Thanks for sharing

~Sasha Farina~ said...

ohhhh.... i just had pizza and now i'm hungry all over again. those look delish Brenda!