Friday, October 7, 2011

Fabulous Friday

Today has to be one of the most be-u-ti-ful days I have seen in a long time.  Big blue sky, light breeze and plenty of sunshine! Soon as I'm done with this post, I'm going out on the porch for some hooky time.  But first.... a few people have asked about the recipe for the pumpkin muffins I posted about a couple of weekends ago.  So here it is.  This was handed out by my son's kindergarten teacher around Halloween over ten years ago.  I've made it many different ways, adding ingredients ( like oatmeal or raisins) or topping them with sour creme frosting etc., but this is the basic recipe, and I think it was originally printed in Country Living or Country Home magazine.


Wet ingredients:
4 eggs
3/4 cup oil
2 cups canned pumpkin (or 1 15oz can) do not buy the kind with spices in the ingredients
1 1/2 cups sugar ( ok so it's not a wet ingredient, but it goes here, trust me)

Beat the eggs.  Add sugar and oil to the eggs.  Then add your pumpkin to this mixture.  Stir to combine.  Now hang on while I tell you about the dry stuff.

Dry Ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
Combine all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add this to your eggy pumpkin mixture.
Stir to moisten.  Put a cute paper liner in your muffin tins and fill them up half way.  Here is where I usually sprinkle the tops with crunchy raw sugar and a spiced walnut or pecan. Bake for 15 to 20 min. in a 350 degree oven.   Realize that your kitchen hasn't smelled this good all summer and make a pot of tea. Then call me and I will come and help you eat them : )

Now onto other news... I WON!  I won a giveaway from Erin at Dutch Girl Diary!  Look at all the goodies I got this week.  Woooo Hooooo!
This was quite a haul! Not only was there some yarn and cute crochet hooks, but Anna Maria Horner fat quarters!! Awesome!  Check out her blog to see the beautiful shawl she just made. So pretty!
Here is what's been going on at my house this week........

Quilting ( I know. shocking)

And crocheting (Duh)
Also cleaning, washing clothes, dusting, dentist appointments, grocery shopping, yard work, dog grooming and bill paying.  But nobody wants to see pictures of that crap.  Enjoy your weekend!!


  1. Ooooh, lucky you! Gorgeous goodies--that's some Loulouthi right there, if I'm not crazy. I can't wait to see what you make with that. I'm loving your DS Dresden Plate, too--tempting, inspiring. :)

  2. You lucky thing, you! What a fab giveaway! Your crochet is great, really like the colours. And am full of admiration for your sewing skills, mrs!
    Happy weekend, and enjoy your nice weather. We are huddling round the fire swathed in blankets like a family from a Dicken's novel. (I may have exaggaraged that a bit...)

  3. love, love your ds dresden!! and your crochet is so cozy looking! Our Friday was just glorious too, and after yesterday being cold and rainy, it looks like today is going to be nice again. I love these fall days!

  4. Love your DSQuilts Dresden!!
    And that prize back is swoon worthy!
    Thanks for sharing the muffin recipe. I am definitely in pumpkin mode. Have fun crocheting and quilting!

  5. Lucky you! And wow... That quilting is looking amazing. I love all the bright colors. I have a few of those authentic spider webs as well. I try not to look. Happy Sunday. :)

  6. Lovely patchwork and crochet , gorgeous colours x


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