Whew! You blink, and months go by. I wonder how that happens??
Anyway, I'm back! I fell off the resolution wagon a while back, but I'm still interested in trying new recipes, so this weekend, I've done THREE! Yep, THREE!
First off - I've been eyeing this Zucchini Lasagna from Skinnytaste.com for a while now, and I finally decided that this weekend was the time to make it. Although the only zucchini I could find at the grocery store were small. I *knew* I should have gone to the farmer's market Saturday morning! Oh well. So, because I didn't have enough zucchini to do the 9x13 pan (and because I'm only one person, and that is a LOT of lasagna for one), I decided to make mine in an 8x8 pan. And I still didn't have enough zucchini. But it was good! I will make it again, making sure to have enough zucchini, and I might even make the whole thing vegetarian next time too.
When I was at the grocery store on Saturday, I also spied canned pumpkin. So on a whim, I picked it up, and thought I'd search for recipes when I got home. And I found a couple that I wanted to try! I wanted cookies. We'd been talking at work on Friday about baking, and cookies stuck in my head. So I was on the search for a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie, that wasn't "cakey". The last time I made pumpkin cookies, they were good, but... "cakey". And then I found these! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mine look a little different than hers, but they taste good!
And well - they only took 6tbsp of the can of pumpkin, so what to do with the rest? The cookie batter had to chill for at least 30 minutes, which meant I had time.... so I figured why not make something else, while all the baking stuff was already out? So I also made the Mini Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins from her site.
Let me tell you, her recipe was BANG ON. I got 24 muffins - could have maaaybe squeeked out another one, but then that would have meant another pan? Nuh-uh, not gonna happen. And the melted butter and cinnamon sugar to roll them in? Juuuust enough to get them all done! And these are good too! My co-workers are going to be happy tomorrow. :)
Both of the recipes are super easy to put together - I didn't use my stand mixer, and I *always* use that when I bake. I would make both of these recipes again. In fact, I may do that this week, since I still have pumpkin left....
Thanks for looking!