Saturday, September 30, 2006

Fall....

I just commented on Jodi's blog and thought it summed it up my feelings so well, I'd preserve my thoughts on my own blog as well. I also added a recipe we've been enjoying a lot this season - very good - and very yummy!

Fall is football games, cornstalks, and pumpkins.
It is crisp cold mornings and brilliant sunshiny afternoons.
It is orange, and red, and brown (and around here lots of green and yellow!).
It is Halloween chili and lots of apple pies.
It is costume time and candy corn, and way too many tempting snack size treats.
It is Lone Pine Farms, Detering Orchards, and the crazy wagon ride at Johnsons.
It is an end to a favorite season and a prelude to a favorite season - making it in itself - the very best season of all.

Norkenzie Pumpkin Bars (modified to be Pumpkin Cupcakes)
4 eggs
3/4 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 15 oz can canned pumpkin
2 cups flour
1 tsp. bakind soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Mix together and pour into cupcake tins. Bake 350 for 25 minutes. Top with Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkles as desired.

3 comments:

HollieHobbie said...

oooooo yummy! I'll be copying this to my Cozy Holiday Planner. Thank-you, Steph!

susan said...

Thanks for the recipe! Cameron and Kylie loved the cupcake I brought home to them and the next day they asked if we could go to Starbucks to get another one. I told them you had made them and they were even more impressed. Lets hope I don't mess them up. Happy Monday!

StephieAnne said...

Susan, I'd make them for your birthday this Friday if I knew it was something you wanted too (and not just the kiddos!) - Looking forward to celebrating with you!