so, yesterday i made my family pumpkin muffins (for the third time this season, we have to make up for last year!) and decided to share with you.
1 15oz canned pumpkin
3 cups sugar
1 cup corn oil
place the above ingredients in a large bowl and blend well with mixer. every time i bake something with lots of eggs i add 1 tsp vanilla to help get rid of egg taste. i even add vanilla to my pancake batter.
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin spice
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (or 3 cups whole wheat flour)
and finally add
2/3 cup water and blend.
place in muffin cups (this recipe makes 24 regular muffins, so sometimes i half the recipe) and bake at 350 F until toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean. 20-25 min.
enjoy! my whole family loves these muffins! and it's a perfect treat to send to your child's school for their Fall celebration party!
around this time of the year i also make "the cheesecake factory pumpkin cheesecake". its ingredients are on my next shopping list! click here if you'd like the recipe.
i have one more treat for you. persimmons! have you ever tried? i grew up eating persimmons, giant green figs, small purple figs and sweet juicy pomegranates all the time! these are the fruits that i really miss. though they are sold in the U.S. it's just not the same!
my parents are back from the country of Georgia and brought back persimmons. i am pretty sure it is illegal to bring food or plants to the U.S. mmm, forbidden fruit, smuggled across the ocean.... makes it taste even sweeter!!!
persimmons from the country of Georgia photographed by yours truly
yesterday i also painted my kids new shirts and made Nina hot pink and orange bow with covered button -not bragging on myself or anything ;) i sell similar design childrens shirts on my Etsy if you're interested.
Cordell's shirt - DIYCordell's pilgrim turkey shirt above, not sure if he'd wear it... my babies are growing up too fast!
Nina's shirt and her bow - all DIY
i am now addicted to that metallic gold nail polish by SH in the picture above. and yes, i wear my husband's ugly sweatshirt at home when i paint!