Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What I've been up to!

Did ya miss me? Things have been quite busy around here and I figured it was about time to fill you all in on what I've been up to.

Friday afternoon, I hit the road and headed East to visit one of my best friends, Katie, for the weekend. Fun fact: Katie just started her very first blog! She's a pre-K teacher and thought it would be a great way to keep parents etc. informed of what's going on in her classroom. Check her out if you want, teachymarie.blogspot.com.



While I was visiting her, I got to start my baby registry at Babies R Us. Even though I don't know the gender of the little bean yet, it was still fun to go around the store with the little barcode zapper.

Saturday night, her friend Amanda met up with us and we went to have a few drinks (none for me!) at their local watering hole.


We had an excellent time and I even got to witness my first bar fight. Although, when I re-tell the story, I might have to embellish and tell folks I was IN the bar fight. You know, pregnant and kicking ass.

All in all, it was another great weekend and the week just keeps getting better... my sister is currently en route to the hospital and my new baby niece could possibly be here today!

Moving on to yummier things, I'm linking up with Neely and Brunch with Amber to share something sweet with you since today's topic is Fall recipe's!


Last night I gave in and made these delicious pumpkin muffins that we've all seen on Pinterest. Supposedly, all you need is one can of pumpkin and one box of cake mix to create some delicious muffins. I know, I was skeptical too...


Well, I'm here to tell you that it works! The original recipe uses a golden cake mix but I wanted to change things up and use a spice cake mix and I'm so glad that I did. It gave the muffins the perfect amount of flavor to go with that yummy pumpkin.  


At first, you might get worried (I did) that the batter won't mix together properly, but luckily, you're (my) patience will be rewarded. It will be pretty thick but it's the perfect consistency to dip into your little muffin tin. 

I baked mine at 330 for 30 minutes, since my oven tends to get hotter than others, and they turned out perfectly. If only I had remembered to bring them to work today for my office peeps to enjoy. Blast!

Happy Tuesday my loves! It's almost the middle of the week, woot!

15 comments:

Jennifer B said...

Well, THERE you are! Those pumpkin muffins look delicioso so don't lie...you didn't bring any to work because you and Kevin ate them all.

Candace said...

I love to make muffins like that and spice cake is one of the best. It's, also, good with a carrot cake mix and with a brownie mix...omg....the brownies. We like to add nuts and dark chocolate chips to the brownie one too. Yum! I may have to go find a brownie mix today. :)

Nicole J @ Knocked Up said...

Pumpkin muffins? Yes please! I'm shocked you didn't mention you know what on here today....I know you'll most definitely be posting it tomorrow. I know I will be :) Love you!

Mrs. Adventure said...

Nom, Nom those look amazing :o)

lavenderpug said...

of course we missed you! sounds like a good time with friends, and those muffins/cakey things look delicious. so autumn!

J and A said...

Sure did miss you!! I saw those on Pinterest. Must try, thanks!!!

Nicole said...

I've heard of this recipe, although I heard to add 1/4 cup water to it. I've never tried it though. Glad to know it works. One of the other skeptical ones I did try was the chocolate cake mix with a can of diet coke. bake the cake with pkg directions and you hve a Weight watchers approved cake :)

Rebekah said...

Fun weekend! Yay for your niece! I'll have to try out that recipe. I've seen those muffins all over Pinterest!

Brandi said...

Love your idea of using the spice cake mix- what a great idea. I'll definitely be making your version soon!

Teachy Marie said...

I had sooo much fun this weekend!!! Next time you can join the bar fight! But only if I'm around to protect you, Bestie! I LOVE YOU!! GOOD LUCK PIPA!

Leigh said...

You look fabulous in your first picture :) I might just have to try those muffins this weekend, thanks for the idea :)

Smile Steady said...

1. You look so great!
2. I wish the very best for your sister.
3. I got to try those pumpkin muffins this weekend (the original version) and they were pretty tasty. I'll definitely have to give your spice cake version a test run though! :)

All Things Yummy said...

Those looks so yummy.

Amber said...

Oh my goodness, I have been wanting to try those pumpkin muffins!

The Presutti's said...

Just found your blog! Love it!!!

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