Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I love fall for this reason....

Pumpkin, apples, squash...all the things I think of as comfort foods.

For this week's TWD challenge, Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp chose a recipe for pumpkin muffins. I was so HAPPY to get to dig in to this recipe....

This is one of the recipes I bought the book for.....It is a beloved recipe and is found a lot in food blogger land but I really needed to have it. I wanted to experiment and find the perfect combination for the holiday dinner table. I have to remember, these are MUFFINS, not biscuits so they are meant to be sweet.

I divided the sticky sweet dough into 4 sections and added my own special touches...

From L to R, I added 1/4 tsp of Rubbed sage topped with one walnut half, the middle 2 rows are 'close' to the original as I used craisins in lieu of golden raisins and toasted walnuts in the dough and on top - the far right row I added mini milk chocolate chips and topped with Halloween sprinkles.

I LOVED the sagey ones, they need some texture contrast, I think I'll actually use the raisins in this one. Hubby ate all of the chocolate ones as they were made for him - he loved them and asked for more. My absolute faves were the walnuts and craisins. I'll be using toasted pecans in our next batch too.

This was a warm sweet fall muffin. Another recipe that will get made again. Soon, before fall is over like summer is over...

Love you,



  1. Sage! That's the most original idea I've seen on all the TWD posts. I'll have to try it!

  2. How did you like the sage? I think its great you did many different flavors!

  3. loved the sage...maybe we'll add fried bacon to them next time too...

  4. Too neat - love the sage and walnut half, and chocolate chips are always a winner. Nice job.

  5. love all the variations in mix ins you added!


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