Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Food creations!

We have an annual Halloween Family Get Together. This year I made the dessert. I made dark chocolate cupcakes with whipped cream icing. I also made brownie pumpkin bites. The bites are usually with cream cheese and these are but I added pumpkin to it. The decorated graham house was made in my class. I roasted a butternut squash and made cupcakes with chocolate chips & pecans and dusted the tops with cinnamon.

Dinner for Dave and I: breaded porkchops, lemon green beans, and saffron rice.
The dark chocolate cake with buttercream icing was my final cake decorating class project.

Recipe for BUTTERNUT SQUASH MUFFINS courtesy of Michele Herndon:
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. margarine/butter/butter crisco, your choice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1-1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger powder
you can use any of the below to make your muffin of choice...
1 c. mashed banana-cinnamon and clove only
1 c. chopped apple-all spices
1-1/2 c. grated zucchini-all spices
1 c. pumpkin/squash-all spices

Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Add vanilla and egg. Add dry ingredients. Mix. Add fruit. Mix well. Pour into greased loaf pan or muffin tins. I use paper liners for muffins. Bake.
This makes about 12 muffins.

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