Friday, January 20, 2012


What to do on a snowy day.....? Why, polish the silver (seems silly to polish the silver because I rarely use it, but I did), make pumpkin muffins....oh, and take Miss Gracie to the vet for more shots. Shy as she is, she did quite well. She loves the vet techs to death. But then who wouldn't when they ply her with treats! While Gracie took a long nap, I made Martha Stewart's pumpkin muffins. Here's the recipe so you can enjoy some too.

Pumpkin Muffins

10 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2 large eggs
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 can (15oz) pumpkin purée
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice


1/2 stick melted butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

In mixer, Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, allspice. In separate bowl combine buttermilk and pumpkin purée. Add dry mixture alternately with pumpkin mixture. Spoon batter into greased and floured muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool on rack for 10 minutes. In the meantime, melt the 1/2 stick butter and combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Brush with melted butter and toss in sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Makes 13 muffins. YUM!