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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.


I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Muffins...

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

1 cup all purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
1 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cloves
½ cup raisins
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, raw and hulled

Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.  Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl.  Stir in raisins.  Beat eggs, pumpkin puree, oil and water together in another bowl.  Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture and stir until just blended.  Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.  Sprinkle with pumpkin seems.  Bake about 20 minutes.  Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes; remove muffins from pan and serve warm.

1 comment:

  1. Yumm...I love muffins, eating them and baking them. I'll give these a try.