Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Happy (late) Halloween!

We had a grand total of zero trick-or-treaters.  Not even a-one. Luckily, we had a small party on Saturday so we got to show off our fantastic costumes.


I thought they were great, and it was a lot of fun to "fly" around in my cape. I still have the Batman theme song stuck in my head.

Nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana BATMAN!

We made a bunch of homemade treats for the party - those apple butter bars, sugar cookies from a tube (note to self - NOT the kind you can use cookie cutters on), and some chocolate pumpkin muffins.  The chocolate pumpkin muffins are super moist and probably the easiest thing ever to bake. Want the recipe?

Mix 1 can pumpkin with 1 box chocolate cake mix (Devils Food was recommended. I made German Chocolate once before and I may have liked it better). Mix in some chocolate chips, if desired. Bake in greased muffin tin for 20 minutes at 400.

That's it. Two ingredients. Three if you want.

For mini muffins, baking for 13 minutes was too long, and 10 minutes wasn't quite enough. I bet 11 minutes would be perfect.

After the party there were still plenty of treats left. I made people take home treat boxes. If they tried to leave them they felt my wrath.

Anybody want some frosted sugar cookies? I still have a bunch.


  1. no trick-or-treaters at all? for shame! we had about a third as many as we had last year, but at least we had some...

  2. Think I'll make those muffins next week. Yum!