Christmas Crack, Bark, Balls & More

Hi Friends 🙂

 It is almost Christmas (!!!) so I thought I’d throw together a quick recap of the holiday cookies/treats I have been making lately (and a few pumpkin recipes that are good any time of year).

Christmas Crack

(Katie made it too)

Peppermint Bark

Gingerbread Bagel’s Christmas Bark

Mama Pea’s Cookie Dough Balls

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Oreo Balls

(and check out Averie’s Oreo Balls too – hers are covered in chocolate!)

Sugar Cookie Thumbprints

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Allie’s Vegan Pumpkin Blondies

Katie’s Pumpkin Pie Cookies

*Averie’s huge compilation post of holiday treats from other bloggers* Check it out!
 
Have a lovely, safe holiday (or if you are not celebrating, have a wonderful day!)

EZ Pumpkin Muffins

Hi Friends 🙂
 
Happy Friday! Jason picked up our pumpkins to carve on Saturday:

It is pretty cold outside (30 degrees at night!) so we get to keep them by the dining table for now 🙂

Last week I wrote about my passive aggressive coworker, and I wanted to give you all an update on how that’s going. I’ve had to work with him on a few things and you know what? He’s been civil and dare I say KIND? I’ve been making an effort to ask him more questions and try to get to know him, and to be honest it seems as though he’s been doing the same. I have no idea what really changed, but it seems to be changing for the better. Although we will probably never be best friends, we can at least respect each other at work and have a decent working relationship. Woohoo!
 
Speaking of work, I made these babies for everyone:

Yum.
 
Easy Pumpkin Muffins – and yes they are super easy because it uses this:

I found this recipe a while ago on the Weight Watchers message board – by no means am I claiming these as “healthy” – the yellow cake mix doesn’t have the best nutrition 🙂

1 yellow cake mix, boxed
1 15oz can of pumpkin
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup cinnamon chips — you could use chocolate chips instead

Mix all of this together and bake according to the cake mix box (as muffins or a cake). The batter seems kind of thick for muffins, but they turn out really fluffy. I was able to get 24 muffins out of the dough.

Need more pumpkin desserts?
 
Pumpkin Banana Bread
Pumpkin Pie Cookies
Vegan Pumpkin Blondies

Pumpkin Peanut Pudding
 
1. Do you have a Pumpkin dessert to share? Provide a link if you like!
 
2. What is your favorite scary movie? Last night Jason and I watched the second half of The Strangers – that movie creeps me out! I think I find it so scary because it “could” happen?

3. What are your plans for the weekend?

Enjoy your day!

~Holly