Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin muffins

So today I made the easiest pumpkin muffins in the world. You take a box of cake mix, any flavor, stir in a 15 oz. can of pumpkin, and spoon into muffin tins. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Yum! No eggs, no oil. I usually use yellow cake mix, but I've also tried spice, chocolate, and golden vanilla. Sometimes I stir in a teaspoonful of pumpkin pie spice too. Kids *love* them, and they're reasonably healthy with all the pumpkin.

I've also got crockpot cinnamon applesauce simmering away right now...we went apple-picking a few weeks ago and we still have a lot of apples. This is delicious too! 6-8 apples, 1 cup of water, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar (I mix white and brown).  Stir together and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Smoosh any chunks with the back of a spoon.

Ran into a little snafu with my quilt binding. I thought I'd attempt making bias binding out of striped fabric. I am totally not getting how to cut the strips to have the stripes going the same way. Is there a secret I don't know about? Do I just have a stripe defect? Anyway I think I may have had just enough fabric but after a few cutting mistakes, it was time to go to plan B. Which I didn't have. So I dug into my stash and found a pretty blue polka dot that I used to make my niece's Christmas present. Polka dots are better than stripes anyway. Pbbbt! My friend Michele says that there are polka dot people and there are stripe people, and we decided we are the former. Whatever that means.

On my way home from Wal-Mart this morning, I was bopping away to "Party in the USA" and I was horrified to learn that it's sung by Miley Cyrus. Really? I like a Hannah Montana song? Eek! That will totally embarrass my daughter.

The kiddos will be home soon...have a great day!


  1. Hey you!! Look at you go with the blog. Thanks for letting me know.
    Those muffins look delish and sound so easy.
    I'll have to give that one a try.

  2. HI Jen--I just discovered your site through another site where we were telling about our first Halloween costumes!!! and i see you are from NY state same as me--I am down state---so stop by and visit my site too and maybe we will become good blogging buds--by the way I love your site and you are doing a great job--gotta try one of the muffin recipes--yummy I bet???
    Hugs, Di


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