Thank Goodness My Roommate Created Canned Pumpkin

With only one day left in October, it was time to channel our inner Betty Crocker and get in the pumpkin spirit.

My roommate, Libby, even created her own canned pumpkin for this recipe.

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These pumpkin muffins (because a cupcake without icing is definitely a muffin!) are so easy to make. All you need is canned pumpkin, yellow cake mix and mini chocolate chips.

Cheers to Fall & sweater season!

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Spreading the Christmas (cookie) Cheer

Christmas is a wonderful time to be with family. There’s extra time to try new things, like baking cookies from scratch!

Like any wise chef, I googled “sugar cookies” and took the first thing that popped up.

They were a huge success with my little cousins and it was great to spend time with my mom in the kitchen.

I would love to say things went off without a hitch, BUT I did leave a whole batch in the oven and ran an errand to the store. I forgot they were in there and got a frantic text that the cookies were basically on fire in the oven. SORRY MOM!

Here are the photos from the process of baking the cookies and making the icing from scratch. Sadly enough, there’s no burnt cookie shots since my mom got them out of the house ASAP.

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Whoopie Pie Wonders

My friend (and coworker) Julia and I decided to enter homemade whoopie pies for our annual work Dessert Day.

 
The relatively easy whoopie pies were a big hit (at least we think?) and if not, we enjoyed them!

 
The recipe is from Just a Pinch 🙂

 
Although I have bad luck in the kitchen, between lighting breakfast casseroles on fire and serving my friends horrible veggies that didn’t really defrost, Julia, Mema and family helped make these perfect.

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies!

Dessert Day @ The Zimmerman Agency