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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Soaked Famous Pumpkin Muffins

This is the really nice bottle of olive oil that my sweet hubby bought me at the Farmers Market in Seattle a few years ago. I love the bottle, so I refill it all the time. I've been painting the woodwork in my living room this week. Paint is really hard on my hands, especially when I have to scrub it off. My hands are already so dry and cracked that I decided to put a little olive oil on my hands before I started painting. I just rubbed it in, then rubbed the excess onto a towel. My hands did so much better after painting! I'm going to start using it before bed too! It works for me!

Here's a tip for painting- use one of these as a shield when you are painting around woodwork and windows. You don't even have to tape! It works for me! Be sure and stop by We Are That Family and see what great tips everyone else has!


I have a new friend! Her name is Ginger over at Appleseed Gifts! She has some wonderful jewelry and crafted items that she creates, and she also does blog buttons! She made my first blog button for me. Be sure and check out her blog and her shop. And if you want to you can put my new cute little button on your blog!The code can be found just over on the left.

Ginger has a giveaway going on over at Dang Gina! She's giving away a $15 dollar gift certificate for her shop! So stop by Dang Gina's and sign up!

I found this recipe over at Kitchen Stewardship and had to try them! They are so light and fluffy, you'd never know they are made with whole wheat flour! I love being able to mix up part of it the night before. It makes it fast and easy in the morning!

Soaked Famous Pumpkin Muffins

1 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled

Mix in a large bowl and cover with a towel. Let sit overnight.

In the morning preheat the oven to 325 degrees, and add-

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Mix well. Scoop into a 12 cup muffin tin sprayed with Pam. I like to use
a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before
removing from muffin tin.


Deb said...

Thanks for the painting tip...and the olive oil tip (my hands are terrible this winter, too)...and the muffins look sooooo good!!! I'm hungry..haven't had I would love one of those right now!!!

Kelly said...

I'll be trying this olive oil tip. My hands are super dry and the skin on all my fingers stays cracked. I wonder if it'd work for feet, too. Guess I'll have to give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing!

The Halbert Home said...

Thanks for the WFMW tip! We've tried the little tool for carpet but not the windows. I'm going to remember that!

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Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

MMM--the muffins sound yummy. I am going to try them soon!

Julie Bagamary said...

I already use the oil from a regular container but the spout one is even better.

Sommer said...

Your blog is lovely and the muffins look incredible! I plan to try them this week. If you don't mind, I'd like to link to your blog.


Amanda T said...

Hey there! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. Hope to see you around my blog some time. :)
Oh and I just had to say I love your blog, its super cute!

marissa said...

sounds delish I'll have to make it soon

Shelley said...

Thanks for the olive oil tip!! We use it to make facial cleanser, but had never thought of trying it as a moisturizer :)

Pokey said...

I'm doing some painting myself, your tips are going to be put into practice! Thank you for sharing, Carol.

Jen said...

Yum! I am totally trying these, they look delish! Also, grabbing a button. You crazy girl with your buttons. I am super impressed. Thanks for all of the comments. Lunch? Ugh, I wish I could find the time. 3 years from now are you available? Let's make a date to sit down at a certain time, photo our lunch and blog about it. We could call it "Ladies at Large Lunch" not that we are large just that we aren't together! ;)