Oct 9, 2010

Muffin Cupcakes, Mmm!

Tonight I attempted Butternut Squash soup - did you know that power tools are required to cut those things?!  I didn't think I'd ever cut into it... I finally gave up and had to go find Chandler to cut it for me.  The soup looked really, really good, but was a complete let down.  Maybe I just don't like butternut squash. 

What WAS good though, were my pumpkin muffin cupcakes - DELISH!  And they were the easiest things ever.  I read several different ways to make them and in the end didn't use any particular recipe - instead, I combined a few things and just made my own.  Box of spice cake, 20oz pumpkin, 1/2 c water, chunk of butter, mixed well - then I baked them at 350 for 20 or so minutes.  I think it was longer, I didn't really time it to be honest.  We had them plain with our gross soup and then put cream cheese icing on top of another for dessert.  We really like pumpkin around here! :)

Mom makes the BEST pumpkin roll ever!  It's in the Joy of Cooking so I should make it sometime, but it's just better when someone else does it, ha!  Do you know of any good [easy] pumpkin recipies?

1 comment:

Jill Foley said...

I hail from the "Pumpkin Capital of the World" so I have several pumpkin recipes....

pumpkin bread
pumpkin muffins
pumpkin cheesecake
pumpkin cookies
pumpkin pancakes

are my favorites...pumpkin chili is good too. I haven't ever made it, but you would probably experiment with it.

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