Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins

** Update for Friday:  Hi, Grocery Cart Challenge visitors!  I’ve got THREE recipes for you this week.  All the rest of you, head over to the grocery cart challenge for homemade maple syrup and other yummy recipes!

Since I seem to be all about recipes this week (have you checked out my pretty pizza braid or my yummy chocolate chip cheesecake?) I thought I’d stick with what’s working, and link up with Life as Mom.  FishMama’s weekly recipe swap is on, and the theme this week is quite seasonally appropriate… all about pumpkins! 

In the interest of time, I’ll share a link to a new pumpkin recipe I discovered on Allrecipes.com when I was cleaning out my fridge and pantry over the summer.  I love the feature where you type in random ingredients and they search for a recipe based on what you have.  Needing to use up 1/2 a can of pumpkin and 1/2 a bag of butterscotch chips in my pantry,  I entered those two items and voila… 

Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins

I made regular-sized muffins, and substituted some wheat flour for white, but other than that  I stuck to the recipe as written.  The rich pumpkin and butterscotch flavors blend together beautifully.  Try them!

Find a purpose for your pumpkins over at Life as Mom!

Mystery Solved

With the cool fall weather we are experiencing in the heart of Kansas, I am prompted to share that our Mulch Pit Mystery is solved!

We are growing tons of…

have you guessed yet?


No 500 pound State Fair winners in our pumpkin patch, but they are so very cute.  We’ll have lots of fun decorating for fall with our harvest and plenty to share, too! 

Once we knew what was growing, the light bulb went on.  We did toss the kids’ pumpkins into the mulch pit last winter when we put up Christmas decorations… 

Maybe I don’t have a black thumb after all.  Maybe it’s orange