Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Enjoying This Time of Year

Nearly every morning I sit outside with my neighbor Tiffany, her daughter Bella, my daughter Lindsey, and son Brendan to wait for the Bus to come pick the girls up.  We usually do this with coffee in hand.  It's my favorite part of the day.

This morning, I decided to break out my favorite cider recipe that my friend Brad introduced me to.  The recipe can be found on the back of the Alpine Spiced Apple Cider mix box.  I stray from the recipe a bit...  I omit the cinnamon sticks, add more cloves, and add some brown sugar which gives it a sweet kick. I posted a blog post about this September of last year with the recipe.  If you would like the recipe please click this link AUTUMN APPLE CIDER

I also made some Pumpkin Spice Muffins.  I wish I could claim this brilliant little recipe as my own, but I can't.  I got this recipe from a friend.  She brought them to a Holiday party and I LOVED THEM, when I found out how simple they were and how LOW FAT they were, I was all about that.  Here is how you make them:

1 box of Carrot Cake mix
1 reg size can of pumpkin
Mix the two together (you will think to yourself that there is NO WAY that that one regular size can of pumpkin can moisten that whole cake mix, but it can and does, so don't worry) and then spoon into a muffin tin, bake at 350 for 17-22 mins.  Let cool.
Then top with light cool whip and garnish with cinnamon.

YOU WILL LOVE THEM... I promise.
It was a great morning. :)

Have a great Tuesday everyone

21 comments:

  1. Ummmm...my mouth is now watering after viewing that little concoction! thanks for the recipe. Definitely trying it!

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  2. mmm I really want to try that cider now. Just checked out your shop and I LOVE that red beanie. May be back later to make a purchase once I get some $. :)

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  3. Oh yum! It all looks so delicious! Makes my mouth water. I love fall foods!

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  4. Biscuit: YOU SHOULD. I am telling you, they are so MMMMOIST ;) and delish.

    Meg B: It is so yummy. I don't think I can express how much it is.

    Alison: They ARE! :) ha.

    Cole: You should definitly try the cider! And thanks for liking the beanie :)

    Suzy: Yes. hello fall. Why can't you be here my whole life and not just 3 months of it?

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  5. Kendra! ME TOOOOOOOO! Pumpkins. Apples. Spices. :) I LOOOOOOVE FALL.

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  6. YUM! this makes me YEARN for fall. lately its been 111 degrees...so no go for me. =( But, yum! I'm always in the mood for some good muffins or cupcakes!

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  7. I'm so jealous of your muffins! They look delish!

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  8. yum!! these muffins looks soo good! must make some!!

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  9. Thanks for the pumpkin muffin recipe...I love all things pumpkin!

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  10. Oh, now I am so hungry! I think I'll make both of these this weekend. Thanks!

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  11. Those recipes made me hungry and I just ate dinner. So delicious looking! I love the photos of your morning gathering. It all sounds so nice.

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  12. It's a good thing I just finished dinner or I would be licking my computer screen after looking at your treats from today. ;-)

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  13. mmmm I can taste these right now

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  14. wow i am so going to try that muffin recipe. with walnuts. right. now. where are my keys....

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  15. Stopping by from curious pug. The Pumpkin Spice Muffins looked delicious, I think I may try making them this weekend!

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  16. Yum! It all sounds delicious! Perfect for fall!

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  17. little shout out to you on my blog today. :)

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  18. looks like an amazing day to me!!! im going to have to try this!
    -kellie

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  19. I make those pumpkin spice muffins! I posted about them a couple weeks ago. They are so delicious! An I love how simple it is! I use spice cake instead of carrot cake though. and sometimes I throw some chocolate chips in them! so yummy!

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