Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall & Easy Peasy Pumpkin Muffins

So, it's no surprise to anyone that we don't have fall in Florida. No leaves turn colors and fall out, the weather does not change, and the only inclination we have of the season's arrival is when Starbucks starts selling their pumpkin spiced latte.

But in Chicago, something changes in the air. The summer feeling disappears and you can feel the crisp air on your cheeks.  Boots, scarves, and cardigans come out to play.  The sundresses and sandals get packed away and I actually get excited to see my winter coat.

It is no surprise to anyone that knows me that I LOVE Trader Joe's, maybe on a sick level. But it's totally warranted because they have so many amazing things there, up to and including their pumpkin items; pumpkin butter, ice cream, pancake mix and the muffin/bread mix that I purchased.

There isn't really a recipe here but it's so easy you cannot screw it up.  
1. Buy the box of mix (you need eggs, oil, and water)
2.Follow instructions on said box.
3. Relax and eat amazing muffins.
* I did mix up a simple glaze that they suggest on the box (powdered sugar and milk, serious science here people)

I just saved you a ton of time and effort, you're welcome.

P.S. If you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, I'm sorry :( just one more thing Chicago beats Florida in.