Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all......

although being from Pittsburgh, I should say Happy Fall Yinz Guys.  Another season is upon us.  Gone are the dog days of Summer and we say hello to crisp, cool weather, pumpkins and beautifully colored leaves.  Fall is my most favorite time of year.  I love all that this season brings........




 Another favorite thing about Fall are all the wonderful comfort foods that go along with the season---hot  apple cider, soups and stews---  not to mention all the amazing recipes made with pumpkin.  I love it when my house smells of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pumpkin.  A friend came for coffee this morning so I quickly whipped up some pumpkin muffins.  I thought I would share the recipe so you too can have a taste of the season......

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
1/2 cup water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup walnuts or peacans

Place the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, pumpkin and water in a bowl and mix.  Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.  Add to the first mixture and mix.  Add the raisins and nuts.  Let stand one hour at room temperature.  Place in greased muffin tins.  Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for approximately 15 minutes.  Makes 2 doz. 

***** Raisins can be ommited.  My muffins were raisinless as they give me the willies :) 

I hope you are enjoying the blessing of Fall
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