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The kids were asking for muffins randomly so I decided to make some pumpkin muffins.  I took the muffins and glaze (slightly adapted – see below) from this recipe but didn’t have the energy to do the struesal topping – although I am sure it makes them more delicious).

Pumpkin Muffins

For the glaze (which was a bit runny, my fault – didn’t measure the milk), I added in a splash of maple syrup – inspired by this recipe

Glaze (and alternative recipe that I must try)

Update:  Carl deemed this “not blog-worthy” for what it’s worth 🙂  Admittedly they were good but maybe not great

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Here’s the recipe for my mom’s amazing banana bread (aka “Nini bread” by my kids).  I usually get about 1 cup of mashed bananas from 2 very ripe bananas.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature
2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup of sour cream (the secret ingredient!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts (optional – I usually omit so the kids will eat!)

Cream together first 3 ingredients in a mixer with paddle attachment.  Add mashed bananas and vanilla.  Lightly mix in dry ingredients and sour cream.  Stir in nuts if using.  Bake for 1 hour at 350.

Spinach and egg casserole

This has become a Christmas morning tradition at the Thompsons.  It is so delicious.

Pumpkin Scones

I had these last week and they were to die for.  Definitely want to try.