Monday, September 21, 2009

Apple Crisp

Sorry this picture didn't turn out very well. I only had my camera phone so it doesn't do it justice. We found this recipe online at It is super easy and ever more tasty!

4medium tart cooking apples, sliced (4 cups)
3/4cup packed brown sugar
1/2cup all-purpose flour
1/2cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/3cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cream or Ice cream, if desired
1.Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.
2.Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients except cream until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.
3.Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with cream
We used Granny Smith apples and they were perfect. It was really easy and we can't wait to do it again!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

My friend made these last week and they were sooo good! I asked her how to make them and have been craving them ever since, so I tried it out today. I think it's the easiest recipe ever and very fitting for the season, so I figured I'd share :)

All you need is...
1 spice cake mix
A can of pumpkin... Either a 16 oz. can or you can use half of one of the big 30 oz. cans
1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips

That's it!

Just mix the 3 ingredients together, put the mixture into a muffin tin that is either greased or use liners and you're all set to bake it. If you look on the back of the cake box, it'll tell you how long to cook a muffin tin for. For example, I used Duncan Hines and it said bake for 18-21 min. on 350. So you'll just have to read the back of your box.

If you're wondering... my recipe made 18 muffins.

They are amazingly simple and so yummy! Enjoy!!!

Also... if you want to know another secret, you can also use this recipe to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Instead of putting them in a muffin tin, just put them on a baking sheet. I believe you bake them at 350 but for less time. I think around 12 min... but you may have to keep an eye on them to make sure.