Sorry about the delay in announcing the winner of the giveaway! Our winner is
Comment #9 - Laine Brown
"My fav things about Fall are the changing of the colors of the leaves from the summer months and the amazing smell outside first thing in the morning : )"
Laine I hope that you enjoy your $20 Starbucks card!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Even though it is only September 5th...today feels like the first day of fall. Why you ask? Because today was the first day of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte season! To celebrate I made some crazy delicious pumpkin cream cheese muffins!
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F
Start by mixing the icing sugar with the cream cheese...beat until smooth.
Roll it up tightly in saran
and then in tinfoil. Put it in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Add all of your dry ingredients to a bowl, and mix them up.
In a separate bowl add all of your wet ingredients and mix them up.
Add your wet to your dry...
and mix until combined...DO NOT OVERMIX.
Add a little bit of batter to the bottom of each muffin liner.
Add a slice of the cream cheese mixture.
Top with batter, and throw into the oven for 22 minutes.
Cream cheese mixture
1cup icing sugar
1 package of cream cheese
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking soda
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 1/4 cups oil
And now for the giveaway!
A $20 Starbucks giftcard is up for grabs.
To enter just become a follower and leave a comment telling me your favorite part of fall!
Contest closes Sunday night at midnight!
Here are a few pictures from the fella's cowboy themed 2nd birthday party. It was held out at a friend's farm. The weather, the location, and the company were all ABSOLUTELY perfect!!! I could not have ben happier with how this party turned out!
The food table background - the red barn, combined with the cowprint balloons, and the tear fabric banner were just as I had imagined them!
Oreo truffle pops with handstamped "yeehaw sticks"...I LOVE these little treats, and having them on the sticks made dipping them in the chocolate 10, 000 times easier!
Chocolate covered pretzel sticks (and some other desserts)
Pop shoppe pop!
Favors for the kiddos!
Photo op...this turned out better than I imagined, we got some super fun pics with it!
Me and my 4 cowboys!
Thanks to everyone that was able to make it to the party, we had a fantastic time!