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Pumpkin whoopie pies with maple cream cheese icing, from this recipe.
Ever since I had those whoopie pies last weekend, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them.  Coincidentally, I recently came across the above recipe AND happened to have two cans of pumpkin puree in my pantry that needed to get used up before our impending cross-country move.  These were good, but really sweet – even after I left one whole cup of sugar out of the frosting. I’m not sure what differentiates these from a pumpkin muffin or cupcake other than their shape, although I do like that you can control the portion size a bit more precisely (I made these relatively small, compared with the ones from Society Bakery).  I think more whoopie pie experimentation might be in order.
creamy lemon bar
Creamy lemon crumb bar, from Pioneer Woman.
I made these for a playdate we’re attending. They were super easy to throw together from things I already had on hand, although I do wish I’d made them in a smaller pan so the filling was thicker.  It’s also a good thing they needed to set up in the fridge overnight or Troy & I probably would have eaten half the pan before morning.
banana muffins
Banana muffins with chopped pecans.
These muffins are made from a banana bread recipe that my mom has been making for years.  The original recipe called for blueberries as well (I think it might have come from the Michigan Blueberry Association or something like that), but I usually leave them out because hubby doesn’t like the combo.  I used overripe bananas that I’d been saving in my freezer, and I subbed whole wheat flour for about half of the white flour. Also dumped in the rest of a package of chopped pecans I happened to have on hand.  Super yummy.