Quilts/ Comfort and a recipe

The gift of love can never be overrated. Family and friends make the best presents.

First let me thank all of you for the wonderful comments on my blog post for Kathy Brown’s book review blog hop! I talked to Kathy on Monday and she was so happy with the hop. Keep checking with her blog for the announcement of winners. She is drawing the names (kinda like Santa, makin a list and checkin it twice!).

The family was all IN THIS WEEKEND. A time to enjoy the homestead with all its Christmas glory and a side of spending sometime with Mom as she celebrated another birthday. YES WE CELEBRATED TOO!

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The party and merriment went on for hours. I’m telling you it was wild!!

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If I ever invite you to one of my parties you are going to want to come. You won’t be able to contain yourself. The thing is…everyone in this family drags a quilt around. I have ruined them. They think quilts grow on trees. Even Lucy that fabulous 85 pounds of yellow lab has a quilt. Seriously, is there any better reason for making quilts? My family certainly can’t get enough of them.

I posted a comment on Facebook about a recipe I was making for Sunday breakfast and I had several people ask for it. Here it is for all to enjoy. The muffins were the bomb diggity yes sirree. We will be making these again, especially during the holidays. (I did not invent this recipe..I think I got it on the internet but I swear I can’t remember where! I believe it was on Pinterest. Please do not be mad at me for not citing the sourse, I was only concerned that you might not have this deliciousness. It is for your own good.)

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Mix the following and put it in the fridge/freezer so the mixture gets very cold. (I put it in my freezer for about 45 min)
4 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar

 Mix up a dish of Pumpkin Pie Spices and set aside:

      1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

      1/2 tsp. ginger

      1/2 tsp. nutmeg

      1/4 tsp. cloves

Mix the following together:

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)

2 eggs

After mixing the above add the following to the Pumpkin pie spices and mix all together:

1 3/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

Place cup cake liners or butter/spray the muffin tins. Spread a tablespoon or two of batter in the bottom of each cup. Then plop a tablespoon or so of the VERY COLD cream cheese mixture in the middle of the batter at the bottom of the cups. Top with the remaining batter to cover each muffin well. (I sprinked a tiny bit of raw sugar on top of each muffin for a bit of extra crunchy sweetness)

Bake for 20-25 min at 350 degrees.  Let them cool a bit so you don’t have molten cream cheese everywhere! 

STAND BACK BECAUSE THERE IS GOING TO BE A STAMPEED TO THE MUFFINS!

Come back tomorrow I’m going to the sewing room and I’m taking my camera!