Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cookbook Countdown, Cookbook Wednesday and some muffins!

Number 76!!

In my very own Cookbook Countdown!
I am also  calling this Cookbook Wednesday, but at the moment, there isn't a link-up.  I just wanted to give a shout out to Louise!

As  I said the last time I posted a cookbook for the countdown,  
this isn't even making a dent in my collection.
And it's #76!
This will keep me busy until I die. (posting from each cookbook)
I'm so glad I have a purpose in life!  A goal!  I can never give up!

This is what Goodreads had to say about this cookbook:

A mouth-watering cookbook from the New York Times bestselling author of America’s Most Wanted Recipes features more than 100 dessert recipes from your family’s favorite restaurants.Ron Douglas has wowed home cooks across the country by uncovering the best recipes from hundreds of popular restaurants, including Applebee’s, Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, The Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, Hooter’s, IHOP, and more. America’s Most Wanted Recipes Just Desserts features the best of the best copycat recipes, this time focusing on desserts!     Ron has perfected his versions of recipes from more than seventy-five different billion-dollar establishments: think Applebee’s Deadly Chocolate Sin, The Cheesecake Factory’s Banana Cream Cheesecake, and Cracker Barrel’s Banana Pudding. Just Desserts will cover what Ron’s knows people crave: inexpensive, easy, and delicious dishes that the whole family can enjoy. Perfect for satisfying sweet tooths across the country—at home, minus the cost of eating out.

I had a hard time choosing something to make from this cookbook.  Mostly because everything sounded so good!
I decided on a nice muffin to serve in the morning with a good cup of coffee.
Pumpkin seems like a fall ingredient, but I had it in my pantry.

These muffins are a copy-cat recipe from
Dunkin' Donuts
Pumpkin Spice Muffins.

 It made  a good muffin.

You can't really see it but there is a kind of crunchy caramelized topping of brown sugar on top.
I liked that part best of all.
I would make these again--they were good.
I can't compare them to the ones at Dunkin' Donuts, as I have never had their's.

I can't wait to try some other desserts from this cookbook!

Dunkin' Donuts
Pumpkin Spice Muffins 

One box  18.25 oz spice cake mix
One 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
One 30 oz can pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbls plain yogurt
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.
Whisk together the box of spice cake, the pudding. Stir in the pumpkin puree and blend well.
Using an electric mixer, beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add the vanilla, yogurt, canola oil and pumpkin pie spice.  Beat until the ingredients are well incorperated.
Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full with muffin batter. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins.

*mine made more than 12--like 18 or 20.



Marjie said...

I'll bet this is a wondeful cookbook, and your muffins look just delicious. I've added you to Cookbook Wednesday, which I'm hosting while Louise is on sabbatical. Thanks for joining.

bermudaonion said...

I've never had Dunkin' Donuts muffins either but yours sure do look good. I've found those cookbooks to be hit or miss.

Susan Lindquist said...

We think alike! I made excellent muffins the other day too! Used apple juice concentrate to make a strong apple cider (donut) ripoff muffin, dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar ... these pumpkin muffins may well be my next coffee fix! Tasty, indeed! And so perfect with the morning joe!

Tina said...

I like pumpkin all year long, not just during the November holidays. Some people only eat it then. Love those muffins!

By the way, in reference to your comment about the cooking club, it's not a commitment. They have themes for each week and you may join in as you please. I don't hook up every week. Thanks, about the chicken!

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