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You can learn a lot of things from a kitchen remodel. For instance you can learn simple things like, your small kitchen houses no fewer than 19 doors, 7 drawers and 26 pulls that have to be either painted or replaced. You can learn, too, that when picking out the color yellow, there is a fine line between buttery and school bus. You may also learn that the old man who lived there before fancied himself an electrician who liked to creatively wire the appliances and lightbulbs in the house. These are all fun and exciting things to learn.
A kitchen redo can also remind you of things that you had forgotten, such as just how hard it is to paint with kids in the house, or just how much of a perfectionist your husband is, or just how expensive a takeout dinner for 4 people can be. These are all things you have pushed to the far reaches of your mind, because maybe they are just too painful to think about on regular occasion. And if you did think about them before you ventured into a DIY project in your new home, you would learn to love the 1970’s cabinets and hideous wallpaper that the place came with.
But most of all, a kitchen remodel makes you think about all of the wonderful things that you want to cook when you have your kitchen back. And since it’s fall, for me, that means baking and pumpkins. These cinnamon pumpkins are a delicious treat for a lazy morning spent sipping coffee and admiring your handiwork.
- 2 cups baking mix
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 T butter melted
- ¼ cup chopped pecans optional
Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
- 1 t . cinnamon
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 stick butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and liberally spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside. Meanwhile in a large bowl add the baking mix. In a small bowl whisk together the milk egg, pumpkin, sugar, and melted butter. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the baking mix and stir until well combined. Stir in the nuts if you are using them. Portion the batter into the prepared muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes or until muffins are golden brown. While the muffins are still warm, roll each muffin in the melted butter, then combine the cinnamon and the sugar in a plastic bag and shake each muffin in the mixture to coat. Serve and enjoy!