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Recipe Swap

Okay I  know I asked you all about this several weeks ago, but I'm finally getting ready for it. I'm so excited to do this! What I wanna do is start a cook book, I wanna include all my favorite recipes, and then pass it on to all of you, once you receive the book, you'll include your favorite recipes get a copy of any others you want from the book, and pass it on to the next person!

You can decorate the pages you make as much as you want, you can do them scrap book style, or just print them off your computer, it's completely up to you. Just be sure that everyone can read the recipes!

So if you want to join in the fun please leave a comment here with your name and email address. Once I get all the names and emails entered I will send out an email to you letting you know all the details, and then I'll send the book on it's way to the first person! I'm so excited and can't wait to see how many will join in!

Fall is Here!

So Autumn is my absolute favorite season! The wether is perfect, there are wonderful smells of pumpkin and cinnamon floating around, I get to start pulling out my scarves and boots, & I LOOOOVE to bake! So I thought I'd start off the season by sharing this amazing recipe I found last night, and had to make right away of course! and oh man, did they turn out YUMMY! I hope you all will try it and let me know how they turn out! 

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins










  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.