Friday, February 25, 2011

Muffins Fit For State!

So what do you do when you are going away for the weekend, need some snacky type of food and something for a quick breakfast?! You run to Butter Yum's blog and search through all her yummy recipes. She posted these muffins a week ago. They looked so good and of course so easy I just had to try them.

Unfortunately, they didn't survive 12 hours. Lots of happy faces and tummies though.


I just had to change them up a bit cause I can't leave well enough alone!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Muffins

1 Spice cake mix
1 can Pumpkin puree
1/2 - 3/4 cup water
1/2 bag mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In medium mixing bowl, combine cake mix and pumpkin. I found that when I used a name brand pumpkin it was a bit drier and I used 3/4 cup of water. This time using a store brand, I used 1/2 cup of water. Add water 1/4 cup at a time, mix will be on the stiff side. Add chocolate chips.

Add liners to muffin pan. Evenly distribute mix into 12 liners.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Let cool, if you can.

These muffins just can't be described. Smooth and creamy is what they are!

If that isn't enough....

I got another award! This one is from the talented Sabrina @ Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Thank you so much Sabrina for including me! I am so honored!

So now for 7 things you may not know about me.


1. I am a total clutz! If there is a way to hurt myself, I will find it! Just today, I was playing in the yard with the kids. We were throwing these fluffy chunks of snow in the air and the dog was jumping for them. You had to hold them gently cause they would just disintegrate in your hands. I took one and told my son "Watch my incredible strength!" I smacked the top of my head with the snow clump. I do believe that I grabbed the only one that had a brick in the middle of it! Holy crap that hurt! I am hoping that the lump on my forehead turns purple so I can really feel stupid.

2. I love gadgets!

3. I like pumping gas cause I really like the smell of it.

4. I have realized that the fatter I get, the more I love to cook!

5. I hate peas!

6. I love scary movies but hate zombie and gory movies. If they are going to eat somebody in it, forget it!

7. Sometimes I take my shoes off without untying them even though I yell at my kids for doing that.

So there ya go! A few disturbing facts about me that you probably could of lived without knowing.

Now to pass it on to 10 bloggers!

Dar's Stuffings
Cher's Shots
Dragonfly Treasure
Red Couch Recipes
Live Laugh Make Something
Purple Rose
Observations of an Ordinary Life
Designs on 47th Street
Lisann's 48th Year
From My Front Porch In The Mountains

These ladies will have to write a post and post 7 things about them. Then pass it on to 10 bloggers.

As for me I am headed off to State Finals in Battle Creek! Hartland is ranked 3rd to win. It's a good thing this is not a talky blog cause I imagine I will be hoarse by the end of the weekend!

Enjoy your weekend!


Theresa said...

Have fun in BC and thanks for the muffin recipe, I might even have all of the ingredients! I'm clumsy too and have the bruises on my legs to prove it, one good reason that I do not wear a swim suit very often. well that and your #4 except I don't really like to cook I just NEED to! xoxo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The muffins sound good Maggie, I'm sure everyone loved them! Happy Weekend:@)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I made these just this morning. I used Libby pumpkin and Duncan Hines Spice Cake mix and nothing else. And they were great! Last week I made them with a chocolate cake mix and they were the best chocolate muffins ever...they didn't taste like pumpkin at all. I'm going to try a different cake mix flavor next time...perhaps red velvet and we'll see how that turns out.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Maggie,
Those muffin's look so good.....I could do with one right now !
Loved your 7 things about you.....I see that you didn't pass it on to me as I always forget to do them, don't I ?!!!! haha. I'm hopeless !!
Have a great time and I hope they win.Take care of that voice and try to stop smashing bricks in your face !! XXXX

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

No wonder I just love you... I hate peas too! What fun to learn new things about you!!!! ANd I think #4 is reversed, haha!!!!
Butter Yum is one of my favorite blogs too! Her recipes are sinful, aren't they.
The snow is melting here, finally. Hope yours melts soon too!

Lori said...

Those muffins sound yummy Maggie ~ I make a similar recipe but with blueberries instead of choc chips ~ I think I need chocolate!! I hate peas too!! Congrats on your award and I hope the Eagles did well!!

Ellen said...

The muffins look absolutely YUMMO! You're too funny Girl, I love it! Loved learning these insider secrets about you! Thanks for the laugh, have a great day!


Beth said...

Maggie, these look great! It was interesting reading a bit about you as part of the award, too. Have a great day!
Blessings, Beth

Anonymous said...

Hi Maggie,

Those muffins look dangerous! I'm amazed how many things we have in common! Never untie my shoes and when served peas I used to swallow one at a time as if they were pills!

How did it go at the State Finals?!

Your Friend,

Anonymous said...

Those muffins sound delicious. I am going to make them for my niece for her 21st birthday! That way I can have one or two myself.

Loved your seven things about you. I am a clutz to, I can't seem to walk through my house or my yard without falling. I can fall while standing still.

Loved the post!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Those muffins sound soooo gooood!
Have fun in BC and congrats on the award!! AND thank you for honoring me with one!!
ANd yes, I am another clutz...I think it may come along with age...nah couldn't be! ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maggie, I am so sorry to hear about more snow in your area! So sad!!!! I am very ready for spring. Keep looking for the robins!

I have not done a silver polishing post, but I did do one on silver and there are good tips in it. Go the the tutorial section my header and look for the post about silver.

AND keep warm!
lots of warm love comming your way!