Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Nutella Bread

I have made THIS recipe two times in the past three days. Next time I'll just have to double it. :) It is heavenly!!

*I took a pic of mine but blogger won't upload me when I say it turned out AMAZING. Also, the recipe says to bake for 40-45 minutes, but I pulled mine out around 35 minutes both time because I was afraid it would burn, and it turned out great.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Waffles

I found THIS recipe and really wanted to try it. I knew it was too involved for me to actually use for breakfast. So I made it for dinner last night! So yummy!

*The recipe calls for buttermilk. Instead of buying buttermilk, you can just "make" it by pouring 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar into a liquid measuring cup and then add enough milk to bring it up to one cup. This recipe calls for 2 cups, so double it. :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Zucchini Muffins

This is my mom's recipe and it is SO GOOD!!

1 1/8 C. oil *I used applesauce
3 C. sugar
2 t. vanilla
3 eggs
4 1/8 C. flour
1 1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. all spice
4 2/3 C. shredded zucchini *I only had about 3 C. and it turned out fine.
1 1/4 C. chopped walnuts (optional)

Cream oil and sugar. Slowly beat in vanilla and eggs. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add to the "wet" bowl- just to combine. Add zucchini and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen regular size muffins.

*I think blogger is having problems with images right now, so I'll email a pic to whoever wants it. :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Look HERE at all these fun, easy Halloween treats. I made the mummy dogs last year and plan on doing it again this year.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Easy Birthday Cake

Jamie requested this cake for her bday. My mom used to make it but hasn't in a long time and I've never made it before this weekend. It turned out just like we remembered it and it is so easy to do.

It is basically just a yellow cake with a yummy "filling".

Make cake batter according to instructions on box. Spread into greased 9x13 pan.

Make filling:
Cream the following-
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 C sugar
1 egg

Spread over the top of the cake batter as best you can without "mixing it together". Sprinkle one cup of chocolate chips over entire cake. Bake according to cake mix instructions.

Yummy with vanilla ice cream.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

more on caramel smore cups

You may have recently seen me post the link for Caramel Smore Cups.

I made two batches today and boy are they tasty. Tim and I both tried one out and BOY are they DELISH!

seriously heavenly. need a simple dessert? i'm not kidding. SIMPLE!

now off to make the pumpkin crumb coffee cake

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake

*recipe taken from a Kraft foods magazine a few years ago, I think.

1 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C packed dark brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces *I used margarine since that's what I had on hand.

2 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 C vegetable oil
3/4 C unsweetened applesauce
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 C sugar
1/2 C packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten *mine were not room temp.

1. Make topping: In a bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add butter and combine with fingertips until mixture is crumbly. Refrigerate while making batter.
2. Make cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9x13 inch cake pan. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, applesauce, pumpkin, vanilla, and both sugars until well mixed. Whisk in eggs. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir until just combined; do not overmix. Pour batter into cake pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with topping.
3. Bake cake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 45 -50 minutes. *I baked mine for 45 mins. and it turned out perfect. Allow to cool in pan on a wire rack at least 20 minutes.

Sorry no pic but it looks so pretty, especially when you cut into pieces. It was so good! My family was raving about it.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tried THESE yesterday and think it might turn into my go-to cookie recipe from now on. So delish!

Also, over the weekend I made a new "pumpkin" recipe: pumpkin crumb cake. I'd have to type out the recipe, but if you're looking for a yummy new pumpkin recipe, let me know and I'll post it! It was a huge success.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Caramel S'more Cups

how heavenly do these look? and EXTREMELY simple! i think i'll be making these in the very near future.

Caramel Smore Cups

{i love that you can copy + paste into blogger now!!}

Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn Baking

Conference weekend at the Lunt home means delicious food, especially for breakfast. So, I've tried to carry that tradition over to our family. Saturday morning I made banana waffles and Sunday morning it was whole wheat pumpkin muffins. I got the RECIPE from my friend's blog a while back and have made it countless times. I love it!(Note: I substituted applesauce for the oil.) The exciting thing about this time around was that I used my first batch of freshly ground wheat flour to make them!

For dessert on Sunday I made heavenly apple crisp. I think I can safely say that this is my all time favorite thing to eat- my grandma's apple crisp (warm) with vanilla ice cream. I really should have taken a picture of this; the servings looked so appetizing in my mom's latte bowls from anthro. Here's the recipe anyway:

Apple "Filling"
6 C peeled, sliced apples (I used Gala)
3/4 C sugar
1/2 C flour
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. cinnamon
dash salt

2 cubes butter or margarine, slightly softened
1 C flour
1 C sugar
1 C oatmeal

*Tip: If you're like our family, and can't get enough of the "crisp" part, double all crisp ingredients. I felt apprehensive about FOUR cubes of margarine, so I just did three, and it worked just perfectly.

Mix apple filling ingredients and spread evenly in a greased 9x13 pan. Mix crisp ingredients by cutting butter in with a fork until mixture is crumbly. Spread evenly over apples. Bake at 350 til crisp is lightly browned on top. Approx 30 minutes.

Seriously, there is nothing yummier than this. I can eat embarrassing amounts in one sitting. :)