From Fall

Pumpkin Cake Muffins

Recently, I was browsing Pinterest and came across a recipe claiming two ingredients could make delicious, healthy muffins. After making a gunky mess, it was confirmed that in this case, it was in fact untrue. I ended up with a batter so thick there was no way I was going to get muffins as promised so I added some ingredients and ended up with these pumpkin-cake-textured muffins that are pretty good, especially with a cup of coffee. Ingredients 1 Box Spice Cake Mix 15 Ounce Can of Pure Pumpkin 2 Eggs 3 Splenda Packets 1 Tablespoon Nutmeg 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon…

Pumpkin French Toast

This recipe comes from Blogilates. I love all things pumpkin and wanted to give this recipe a try. I used Silver Hills Sprouted Whole Grain Little Big Bread. I’ve been reading Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food which has really freaked me out (all this processed food is killing us) so I tried to find a bread with real ingredients. The Blogilates recipe says to use coconut oil on medium-low heat but my slices got really soggy so I suggest using medium (or even medium-high) heat and not placing the slices in the pan until the pan is really warm. Also, wait till…

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

This year we were asked to join two other couples and their children for Thanksgiving. So, I made desserts. One of them was this pumpkin pecan pie with homemade pie crust. It was the first time I have made a pie crust and I was really nervous that it wouldn’t stay together but it did and I was very proud of myself. I modified this recipe for the pie filling and modified this recipe for the pie crust. Ingredients for Pie Crust 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup vegetable shortening (I used a Crisco All Vegetable Shortening Baking Stick) ¼…

Taco Soup

Everyone has a taco soup recipe and here’s mine. I’m sure it is pretty similar to yours. It’s delicious and hearty and filling. I use a little shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese and a tablespoon of fat free sour cream so it is kind of healthy. Unfortunately, it has a lot of vegetables in it so I am the only one in my house that eats it which means I don’t get to make it very much because after eating an entire crock pot full of soup by yourself you kind of get your fill for a while. I…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

It’s Fall y’all! This is the time of year where I get to drink and eat pumpkin flavored everything. I took a healthy pumpkin spice muffin recipe from BreeLovesBeauty and made it less healthy. These muffins are great for breakfast with a cup of black coffee. They are really simple to make and pretty tasty. According to my calculations, it’s about 355 calories and 38 carbs per muffin. Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (I used Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin canned pie filling) 1 cup almond butter 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels 1/4 cup pancake syrup (or maple syrup) 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice…