A Pumpkin Filled Day

Yesterday was the most fall-like day I’ve had in a long time.  It started off by baking pumpkin muffins. 

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Which I brought to pumpkin carving later, and are now all gone – and I only ate one!

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Pumpkin Muffins (or Bread)

  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c oil
  • 1 c water
  • 4 beaten eggs

Mix together four, salt, baking soda, spice in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, oil, water and pumpkin.  Beat 4 eggs and add it to the bowl with pumpkin.  Then slowly blend the egg/pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients.

Line muffin tins with muffin cups, and fill to about 2/3 full (should make about 24 regular sized muffins).  Then bake at 400 for about 15 minutes.  I usually bake for half the time on the bottom rack, and then move the tin to the upper rack (that way I can bake more muffins faster!).  Bake until they’re starting to turn a darker brown, or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool, and enjoy!

And now I kind of want to go make more…so that I can have my fair share Winking smile

Once I baked the muffins, I headed to a pumpkin carving party!  It was a blast!

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Beer, pumpkins, knives…lets just say there were lots of pumpkin guts flying through the air!  It was awesome to feel like a kid again!  My friend Eva and I co-carved a pumpkin together.  Can you guess which one of these pumpkins we carved?

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Drumroll please…..

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The Tree of Life (just kidding)  Eva also creatively carved stars on the backside as well.

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Happy Halloween everyone!

Are you celebrating Halloween this year?  If so, what are you going to be?    I’m still not sure…and we’re going out tomorrow night as Halloween is a big holiday here in town.  Apparently 20,000 people come for the festivities!  So, any suggestions for me?!

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3 thoughts on “A Pumpkin Filled Day

  1. I’m *drooling* over those muffins!

    For Halloween, I have no plans to go “out” but I did two costume runs this week. For one, I was a road-runner, and for the other I was a pumpkin. (Both made to be very runner-friendly costumes.)

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