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Two-ingredient pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin. And muffins. Hello, heaven.

I don’t have a great image of this, nor do I really have a recipe. Why?

Because it’s two simple ingredients: a spice cake mix and a 15-oz. can of pumpkin. Really. That’s it.

That’s it! Just mix well (and keep in mind, the batter will be REALLY thick) then bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.

For me, this made about 14 muffins. Do whatever feels right. And ignore how they look – because they WILL taste delicious.


October 3, 2012 Posted by | Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks | , , , | Leave a comment

Instant-dessert: the five-ingredient tart

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I can be pretty lazy.

Sometimes I make eggs for dinner because I don’t feel like cooking. Sometimes I eat dry cereal for dinner because I’m out of almond milk and even eggs seems like a process. I’m the queen of lazy meals.

So give me five ingredients, 5 minutes of prep time, and call it dessert? Sold.

Five-Ingredient Tart (via Iowa Girl Eats)
2 beaten eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
3 cups fruit (chopped rhubarb, blueberries, etc.)
1 frozen pie shell

Whisk first three ingredients together until well blended. Add fruit and mix until combined. Pour into the pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until set.

The original recipe makes it with only rhubarb, which is how I originally found this – my uncle had given me some fresh rhubarb from his garden and I had no idea what to do with it. But then I didn’t have enough rhubarb for this recipe, so I just threw in a bunch of blueberries I had in the fridge, and it worked out just fine!

September 8, 2012 Posted by | Dessert, Recipes | , , , , | Leave a comment


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