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Archive for September 19th, 2008

Songbird writes, “It’s that time of year, at least north of the equator. The windows are still open, but the darned furnace comes on early in the morning. My husband went out for a walk after an early supper and came home in full darkness.

And yes, where we live, leaves are beginning to turn.

As this vivid season begins, tell us five favorite things about fall:”

1) A fragrance
pumpkin spice
2) A color
orange
3) An item of clothing
my strawberry shortcake hoodie
4) An activity
taking walks in the crisp air and observing all of the beautiful colors of autumn
5) A special day
Halloween of course! 

Bonus Answer:  My favorite thing to cook in the fall is Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins!  YumYum!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs 
  • i can of  pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (or more) of your favorite chocolate chips
  • Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour muffin pan or use paper liners.
    2. Mix sugar, oil, eggs. Add pumpkin and water. In separate bowl mix together the baking flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.. Add wet mixture and stir in chocolate chips. Don’t mix too much–just enough to get things wet. 
    3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

    (ps. this is not my exact recipe but i’m not sure where mine is–ugh, i hate unpacking! it’s pretty darn close!)

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