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Fall Flavors

by Meghann on October 27, 2009

As predicted the homemade pumpkin sugar cookie was too cute to pass up as a snack this afternoon.

My co-worker’s wife made these from scratch – even the icing! The cookie was nice and soft and the icing was sweet and flaky. Yum!

I’ve noticed the past few days my meals have been full of lovely fall flavors. Its funny how with the change of seasons I always start craving certain foods. Despite the record high temps I still find myself lusting after roasted vegetables and winter squash.

For dinner tonight I roasted a 1/4 of an acorn squash in one pan and baked beets and tofu with an Apricot Mustard Marinade in another.

Everything was in the oven at 420 for 20 minutes. Once everything was cooked and smelling fabulous I placed it al on a bed of spinach then sprinkled with some crushed almonds.

This meal was full of Fall flavors and full of tasty goodness. Yum!

After dinner I got to work baking my contribution for Halloween Treat Week tomorrow.

Kristin had sent me this box of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Muffin Mix the other week. Instead of experimenting with a new recipe on my co-workers I decided to play it safe and give the mix a shot.

Of course, I couldn’t resist spicing up the batter with pieces of Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses.

Heres a tip when bringing muffins or cupcakes to an event or work place: bake them in mini muffin pans! You are able to get more muffins out of your batter and you’re teaching your co-workers how to enjoy treats in moderation because either way they are going to have one muffin whether it be regular sized or mini. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hot out of the oven I had to sample the results from my hard work.

Wow! This mix rocked! The pieces of the pumpkin spice hershey kiss melted into the muffin giving hot pots of gooey pumpkin-ness.

I can’t wait to hear what my co-workers have to say about these tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Number 3 Baby!!

This afternoon not only did I surpass the number 5 spot, but I bi-passed number four and headed to number three!!!! Yippeee!!!

Keep the votes coming only a few more days left!!!!

Do my photos look muted to you? I think I’m discovering the cons of Blogo. :/

1 Nicci@NIftyEats October 27, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Nothing like the yummy smell of pumpkin baking! those look great, hope everyone at your job loves them!

2 Jessica @ How Sweet October 27, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I’m so jealous! I cannot find the kisses ANYWHERE!!! I have been to 5 Targets and multiple grocery stores…

3 Brie (The Fit Bride) October 27, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I’m not a big pumpkin fan, but I have to admit those look really good!

4 angieinatlanta October 27, 2009 at 8:56 pm

I love that mix! it’s such a great cheat for the baking-impaired like me!

5 caronae October 27, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I love fall flavors too. I’ve been loving pumpkins,squash, apples and sweet potatoes from the farmer’s market, and hot chocolate! Adding the hershey’s kisses to the muffins sounds tasty. I wish I had a muffin pan ๐Ÿ™‚

6 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life October 27, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I think it’s about time for me to invest in a mini muffin pan!

7 Julie October 27, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Oooh I love the addition of the hershey kisses, very good idea.

8 Island Girl Eats October 27, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Love the muffins! Oh how I wish we had a Trader Joe’s. Booooo!

9 Evan Thomas October 27, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Wow, the maker of those cookies has some serious baker dedication to herself

10 Matt October 27, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Good looking muffins!

11 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I want to try that mix. Looks tasty!

12 Jenna October 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm

the muffins looks great and i like the lil touch of the kisses! i am sure they will all love them!

13 Lawgirl October 27, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I’m so glad that you sampled this mix, as I just bought some of it today. Yay!!! Thanks for the review!

14 Mara @ What's For Dinner? October 27, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Quite the orange cavalcade going on there ๐Ÿ˜‰ I found the same muted photo thing with Blogo too… hmm

15 greensandjeans October 27, 2009 at 9:38 pm

those muffins look to die for! of course, I feel that way about anything pumpkin flavored this time of year…

16 sisrocks1996 October 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Definitely can’t pass up a cookie. I never have unfortunately no dairy so I only partake if vegan or on vacation. That cookies looks delicious though! I am having major probs with my pictures, but I just blog through wordpress?

17 joelygolightly October 27, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Mmm those mini muffins looks scrumptious! My mom just came to visit and brought me a bag full of pumpkin-themed Trader Joe’s items haha but surprisingly the bread mix was the one thing missing!

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18 Sarah October 27, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I must find these pumpkin spice Hershey kisses! I am a huge fan of the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin mix. What a great combo ๐Ÿ™‚

19 weightwatchersforone October 27, 2009 at 10:19 pm

what a cute pumpkin cookie and awesome idea with the pumpkin kisses! congrats on number 3 i try and vote for you on both my computers and iphone when i’m reading on my phone!

20 lauren (athlEAT) October 27, 2009 at 11:12 pm

ohh nice idea to throw in the hershey kisses. I may have to pick up some of that mix next time I swing by TJs.

21 Kristen October 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm

I have that TJ’s boxed pumpkin mix and those Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses in my pantry as I write this. Must get baking! Thanks for the tip. ๐Ÿ™‚

22 Lizzy October 27, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Congratulations becoming number 3!!

23 Mama Pea October 28, 2009 at 12:06 am

Such cute wee little muffins. You’re #3! You’re #3! You’re #3!

24 chasingthenow October 28, 2009 at 1:23 am

Maybe a little muted, but not enough that I would have noticed without you mentioning it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your muffins look kickass. I always make mini-muffins, even for just keeping at home. I feel like I get to eat more by having two, when I’m actually just eating the same amount.

25 JuicyJessy October 28, 2009 at 2:34 am

I hope you’re going to win!!!

the mini muffins are so cute! I should get some mini muffin pan too, coz yep when i bake something; I eat the whole portion; no matter what the size is ๐Ÿ™‚

26 Diana October 28, 2009 at 3:12 am

Those muffins look so good! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I feel like baking!

27 talesfromtwocities October 28, 2009 at 6:08 am

Gah! I just made that same pumpkin bread the other day and I cannot stop eating it!

28 Ali October 28, 2009 at 7:31 am

I voted! Those muffins look great! Good call adding the pumpkin spice kisses! I am sure your co-workers will love them!!!!!! My mom made pumpkin bread last night and I headed right over there for some after dinner. It was amazing! YAY, pumpkin.

29 kristin October 28, 2009 at 8:33 am

yah!! glad you made those muffins – i would eat 2 or 3 of those if i worked with you because of the mini size! ๐Ÿ™‚

nice addition with the Hershey kisses – i will try that next time i make those! ๐Ÿ™‚

30 Tina October 28, 2009 at 9:32 am

That looks like such a good dinner! Acorn squash is delicious. I want some beets though.

31 eatolive October 28, 2009 at 9:48 am

okay for serious, WHERE did you find the pumpkin spice hershey kisses?! i can’t find them ANYWHERE! ๐Ÿ™

32 Monica C. October 28, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Wow, you’re only 800 votes behind the leader. I am sure she is wondering who this Meghann woman is!!!! I really think you’re going to win this! ๐Ÿ™‚

33 meyergirl October 29, 2009 at 8:56 am

Time for me to make another batch of pumpkin muffins! P.S. Giving away two breast cancer awareness prize packs on my blog:

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