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Recipe Thursdays { Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes}

October 4, 2012

As you may already know I love all things pumpkin spice and earlier this week I shared some pictures of these yummy pumpkin spice cupcakes I made. I am so happy with how these came out. Light and fluffy, just the right amount of flavor and the cinnamon cream cheese frosting is the perfect compliment.

So here as promised Kimberly, the recipe for the cupcakes that will definitely grace our Thanksgiving table this year!!!


 Ingredients: ( makes 12)

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 egg (room temperature)

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons milk

1/2 cup pumpkin puree



Preheat oven to 375° and grease (or line with paper cups) 12 muffin cups.

Sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In another bowl, combine the butter, white sugar and brown sugar and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the egg, then stir in the milk and pumpkin puree.

Now mix together the flour mixture and wet ingredients.

Pour batter into muffin cups.

Bake for 22 – 25 minutes until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed.

Cool completely before frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix everything together with an electric mixer, add the confectioners’ sugar last and in batches.

Frost cupcakes when they are cool.


(Note: Recipe from slightly adjusted by me.)



Picture Perfect Weekly #22 {A perfect day}

September 29, 2012

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own weekly link up called… Picture Perfect Weekly!!!
I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram/phone camera/any other camera during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!


I love days like today.

Nowhere to be, no rushing around, just a “lazy” day at home.

All of us together.

I started the day by baking homemade drop biscuits for breakfast.

Hubby made the gravy to go with them.

We all ate breakfast together.

I continued on my de-cluttering mission and cleaned and straightened up a bit.

The girls helped when they weren’t busy painting.

The boys went to get desperately needed haircuts. Finally!

Hubby jammed on his guitars while I snapped away with my camera.

Then I did some more baking.

A new recipe. Pumpkin Spice cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

I will share the recipe soon. They are divine and perfect for Fall!

Because it was a perfect lazy day we went fishing.

Hubby had to go to a birthday party.

Gorgeous evening.


The fish were biting. At least for me! I caught two catfish.

One of them snapped my rod.

After an easy dinner and getting everyone settled I soaked in the tub and lost myself in the pages of “New Moon”.

The house is quiet now.

I’m sipping tea and going through all the pictures I snapped today.

Can’t wait to show them off.

Hope you all had a great weekend!!! 🙂

Now it’s your turn to show of your perfect pictures!

Please, grab the code for the badge in the sidebar and show off your favorite shots of the week.

xo, Susi