But that's not all! We're having some special theme weeks. First up is Apple Week, with not one, but two apple pie recipes! Look for them starting October 7th.
Of course, we would never skip Halloween. Halloween week begins October 24th with fun recipes that might just be a little bit ghoulish or creepy. And some of us will post about spooky experiences that week, too!
We're also doing a Thanksgiving week and a Christmas week -- early enough for you to shop and prepare. We hope you'll join us for the fun!
|Mini Autumn Spice Cupcakes|
|Mini Magic Muffins|
Has anyone else noticed how popular mini cupcakes have become? Everyone loves them. If you're planning a party, minis are the way to go!
I dipped the tops in sugar for a little sparkle. What is it about sparkle that makes me feel like something magical is going on? I decided to call them Magic Muffins -- what a way to start a day!
Makes 12 – 16 regular muffins or 24 mini-muffins.
½ cup butter
1 1/2 cups flour
¾ cup sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. Melt the 1/2 cup butter, and set it aside to cool. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl -- flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Stir with a fork to mix completely. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the applesauce and whisk. Add the melted butter and whisk until completely combined.
Pour the liquids over the dry ingredients. Using a large spoon or a spatula, stir or fold until just combined. Do not over-mix!
Spoon into the cupcake liners, filling almost to the top. Bake 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Melt the 1/4 cup butter in a small bowl.
Pour the 1/4 cup sugar into another small bowl. Add the cinnamon and combine.
When the cupcakes come out of the oven and are still warm, dip the tops into the butter, then dip into the sugar-cinnamon mixture.