Perfect Pumpkin Struesel Muffins

Thank you Motherload Blog for showing me this LOVELY, LOVELY, perfect, perfect Pumpkin Streusel Muffins.
Please make them.
Get the recipe from the link above, make them, eat them…. love them.

Mix all ingredients for batter together

Put them in greased muffin tins… or in muffin cups..

Make the crumb topping
Put it on top.

Bake them at 350ยบ for 23 minutes…


can you tell I liked them?


18th Bday Cake

here is the photo progression of the 18th bday cake I posted about earlier….


Okay, so to be honest I didn’t document this Oatmeal cookie adventure for one reason. I was afraid they’d turn out crappy like past attempts and I’d be embarrassed.
Of course, the time that I don’t document they are perfect.

Thanks to the Cooking Sisters and Friends I have had a horrible recurring love affair with Crisco. I thought that after my teenage years of putting it in icing and all cookies I made, I’d never go there again, but i just can’t stop. What can I do.. it makes the best cookies!

So here’s the recipe.. and Aaron can attest these are the BEST Oatmeal COOKIES EVER! they are perfect, soft but chewy, cinnamony, oatmealy.. YUMMMMM.

  • 3/4 cup Crisco Butter Shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup raisins (optional) (not optional in my opinion).

  1. COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended.
  2. COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl; mix into shortening mixture at low speed until blended. Stir in oats with spoon; stir in raisins and nuts, if desired.
  3. DROP rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.
  4. BAKE 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet; transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.