Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Another Yummy Muffin....

I just found a new cooking blog that I LOVE: - thank you Marianne for turning me onto it!! And because I found this great new blog, I also found a great muffin recipe - perfect for the fall. Enjoy!
Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Muffins
(I'm not the biggest fan of pumpkin, but these are great!)
1 Duncan Hines spice cake mix
1-15 oz. can pumpkin
1 cup sour cream
1/4 c vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1-12 oz pkg chocolate chips

streusel Topping
1/2 c sugar-I used brown sugar
1/4 c flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3 tbls butter

Preheat over to 350. Line 2-12 cup muffine time with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pumpkin, sour cream, oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix intil all the ingredients are combined then add chocolate chips.
Divide the batter evenly in the caupcake liners. Whisk together the flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, then cut in the butter with two knifes until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the batter. Bake the muffins for 20-30 minutes (i had to bake them 30 minutes

What Was I Thinking?

I have a question: why did I think these earrings looked cute? What in the world was I thinking? I'm pretty sure that by wearing them I just assured myself a place on What Not To Wear.


A couple of weeks ago, I had lunch with my amazing, wonderful, forever-friend, college roommate! She was in town for a seminar and happily we were able to get together for lunch. It was more fun than I can even express; if you didn't know better, you'd think that we lived around the corner - not that it had been years since we had seen each other! Nearly every story ended with one of us if not both of us busting out in laughter. She is SO much fun to be around. I've been thinking about all the things that we have in common that have helped us remain close friends:
*We both married terrific guys
*We both had four children - two boys and two girls!
*We were in each other's weddings
*We have faithfully sent Christmas cards to each other every year
*We both love to laugh
*In college, we made popcorn every day
*We were each other's therapy when it came to the guys we dated
*She is responsible for my love of poppy-seed salad dressing because we used to eat these big salads with poppy-seed dressing
*We've both had ups and downs

My list could go on and on, but the truth of the matter is that the biggest thing that we have in common is our love for each other. You're wonderful, Evelyn. I absolutely love you!