Pumpkin Muffins

Ok y’all, I saw this on Pinterest and I just had to see if it actually turned out well. Pretty simple, one box of moist cake mix and one can of pumpkin pie filling. I have to admit I was quite skeptical… I thought they might turn out dry. Well, I was wrong. These are super moist! However, they don’t really taste that pumpkin-y. They taste more like über moist, stick to your mouth cupcakes. In the future, I will most likely add some nutmeg and cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to the mix. These pumpkin pie filling muffins are great if you’re in a bind and need something festive to take to a potluck at the last minute.

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You’ll need:
1 box of moist yellow cake mix
1 can of pumpkin pie filling
Can add some nutmeg, cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice if you want a more pumpkin flavor.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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Dump it all in a bowl and mix.

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The hardest part was getting it all mixed throughly. It gets a little thick and takes some elbow grease to get it smooth.

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Put in the cupcake pan. Bake for about 17min at 350 degrees.

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That’s it! Super simple! Enjoy these pumpkin muffins!

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

I made these jalapeño cheddar cornbread muffins to go with Meredith Cranch‘s Dumbo Gumbo. We were celebrating LSU’s victory over Alabama and chicken and sausage gumbo with cornbread seemed just the thing!

This recipe is super easy!

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You’ll need:

Cornbread mix (I used two packages of corn kits)
1 and 1/3 cups of milk
2 eggs
Shredded cheddar cheese
Diced jalapeños

** if you use a different cornbread mix the ingredients and baking times may vary. Use the directions on your package**

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
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Combine the cornbread mix, eggs and milk.

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Add a spoonful of jalapeños.

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Add a couple handfuls of cheddar cheese.

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Mix it all together.

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Spray muffin pan generously with nonstick spray. Then put mix into pan.

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Top with extra cheddar. Bake for 15min.

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They will smell delicious!

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Now the jalapeño cheddar cornbread muffins are ready to be paired with Dumbo Gumbo!

Let’s celebrate!

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Cranch’s awesome gumbo. I asked her secret… She replied Tony Chachere’s.