Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… More pumpkin goodies!

by Lisa on November 22, 2010

Okay, first I am sharing a picture from last weeks pumpkin cake recipe.  It was so good!  I received many compliments from hubby’s co-workers.  :-)

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing!

Now,  I am sharing another very tasty pumpkin recipe. And, this time, I have pictures! I am actually sharing two very similar recipes, both easy and tasty!

The first recipe is SO EASY!!  This recipe comes from a dear friend.  We reconnected on Facebook,  with in the last two years.  We were childhood friends, and have such wonderful memories with each other.  Gretchen is so beautiful, talented and is a quilting diva!  Check out her blog.  She posted this recipe in her status update on Facebook.  Now that is an EASY recipe when it fits in your status update!  She credited Weight Watchers for this recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Ingredients:

Pumpking Spice Muffins

1- 15 oz can pumpkin

1- spice cake mix

Combine the ingredients, using a hand mixer.  Fill 12 muffin cups with batter and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  I used my 24 cup -mini muffin tin and baked at 350 for 18 minutes.  (Weight Watchers: 2 points per regular size muffin.)

Now, let me tell you it is a dense batter and my muffins were not very pretty – but OH BOY, they were mighty tasty, and moist!

Now, for a bonus, another easy pumpkin recipe.  It is almost exactly like the previous mentioned recipe. But, these are cookies!  This recipe comes from the most AWESOME woman!  Kathy, or Tassie, as she lets Gracie call her, was my Sunday School teacher in high school.  She and her family have been special to my family since I was a child.  She is another person I have reconnected with via Facebook.  She subscribes to my blog and occasionally shares recipes with me.  Kathy sent me this recipe on Sunday.  Actually, she “sent” it to Gracie.  I think she wants her mommy (me)to make them for her.  Lol.  Kathy is a teacher who impacts the lives of children for the Kingdom of God on a daily basis!   What a legacy of faith!  Below is the recipe:

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

1 box of spice cake mix
1 can (15 oz) of pumpkin
1 cup of white or chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, craisins-any combo will do (optional)

Directions:

1. Mix cake mix with pumpkin
2. Add chips, nuts or raisins if desired.
3. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes – depending on size. These cookies are hard to burn but will get crispier with time.
5. Cool and frost or decorate with cream cheese frosting if desired.

About the cookies:  Tassie says they are “cake like” cookies.  Sounds good to me!

Lastly, I want to thank each of you.  I am honored and humbled that you would come back to my blog, week after week.  I am inspired by your cooking, recipes, your fugality, your ability to turn any recipe into a gluten-free masterpiece, your craftiness, your faith, and finally your friendship.

Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless you and your family during this time of thanks and fellowship.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Rhondi November 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Great pumpkin recipes Lisa! Pumpkin, spice, and cream cheese all go so well together. I just love the Spice Cake Mixes from the store. Thanks for hosting. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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angie November 22, 2010 at 8:02 pm

those pumpkin muffins look great

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Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out A Choice, Not A Chore} November 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Thanks so much for hosting this! Your pumpkin cake sounds amazing. I’ve been on a huge pumpkin kick lately and it doesn’t seem to be stopping. :) Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Liz November 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm

wishing I had a can of pumpkin! Yum!

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Liz@HoosierHomemade November 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I can hardly wait to dig into the Thanksgiving food and desserts…especially the pumpkin!
Thanks for hosting Lisa! Happy Thanksgiving!
~Liz

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Kara @ Home With Purpose November 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I love pumpkin muffins!

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Sherry November 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I’m so going to need to find some lower fat/calories items soon. As of Thursday, I will be on my 3rd Thanksgiving dinner. Just stuff me and call me done!

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy November 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I’m so not getting sick of all these pumpkin recipes! I just keep buying more and more and making more and more pumpkin recipes! Keep em coming! Thanks!

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Miz Helen November 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm

We just love all the pumpkin goodies and your recipes look great. Thank you for sharing and hosting. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Miz Helen

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Creatively Melissa November 22, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Gretchen November 23, 2010 at 7:35 am

Wow Lisa! You got me a little teary this morning! I have so enjoyed reconnecting with you and Lana on FB! I think it is so amazing how much we still have in common after all these years. Thanks for the shout out and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Lisa November 24, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Love you, sister!!! We do have great memories and I agree with how much we have in common, after all these years.

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Gail@FaithfulnessFarm November 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

Lisa….LOVE all the pumpkin recipes! Pumpkin muffins are probably my very favorite and we are muffin-heads!

Blessings!
Gail

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Queen of the House November 23, 2010 at 11:37 am

God bless you and your family!
Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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Inspired2cook November 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

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alex at a moderate life November 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Hi Lisa! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving! I am linking up my tropical traditions coconut oil giveaway just in time for holiday baking! All the best, Alex@amoderatelife

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Michelle November 23, 2010 at 7:49 pm

You do realize that after showing the picture of the cake you made last week, I couldn’t move on to your other pumpkin recipes, right? So perfect for the season :)

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Elsa November 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I love pumpkins! Even though I miss the hot summer weather, I sure enjoy the fall pumpkin recipes.

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ElizOF November 24, 2010 at 12:07 am

Wonderful recipes all… Now I’m hungry!
Stopped by from Toot Your Horn Tuesday Blog Hop to say hello and wish you well…
Happy Thanksgiving!
Elizabeth

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hellaD November 24, 2010 at 12:42 am

Wow these are some really great recipes! What a great way to share our thanks! Thanks to everyone.

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Susan with Permanent Posies November 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I like this idea. I have made something similar and if I recall, it has a decent amount of Weight Watcher points….if you are in to that. Can’t remember exactly. I haven’t tried the spice cake mix with pumpkin but how easy is that?

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