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Holly’s fav – Fall Decor

Fall Decor



I have always loved fall. I like the cooler weather, the colors changing, and of course the fall decor. I love decorating my house with pumpkins for the season. These 3 pumpkins are my favorite! They are so simple yet perfect. I found them at Home Goods. All 3 were no more than $50. What a deal!

Happy Fall Ya’ll!


Heather’s fav – Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Yields 12

For the filling:
Ingredients
– 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
– 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions
1. Combine the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl and mix well until blended and smooth.

2. Transfer the mixture to a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a log about 1½-inches in diameter.

3. Smooth the plastic wrap tightly around the log, and reinforce with a piece of foil.
4. Transfer to the freezer and chill until at least slightly firm, at least 2 hours.

For the muffins:
Ingredients
– 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
– 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
– 1/2 tbsp. plus 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
– 1/2 tsp. salt
-1/2 tsp. baking soda
– 2 large eggs
-1 cup sugar
– 1 cup pumpkin puree
– 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F and line muffin pans with paper liners.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda; whisk to blend.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree and oil. Mix on medium-low speed until blended.

4. With the mixer on low speed, add in the dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated.

5. Fill each muffin well with a small amount of batter, just enough to cover the bottom of the liner (1-2 tablespoons).

6. Slice the log of cream cheese filling into 12 equal pieces. Place a slice of the cream cheese mixture into each muffin well.

7. Cover the cream cheese with remaining batter.

8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before serving.

These muffins don’t need any icing, but if you insist…

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For the icing:
Ingredients
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 2 tbsp. flour
– 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
– 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature

Directions
1. Combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl; whisk to blend.

2. Add in the butter pieces and mix until creamy.

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