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My deep love of baking began in my grandmother’s kitchen long ago.  Certain smells still trigger vivid memories of happy days gone by, lost in the monotony of my daily life.  Walter Bishop has saved the world numerous times because of his memories tied to food.  You don’t know who Walter Bishop is?  You aren’t in the cool club, sorry.  There’s no better way to celebrate National Baking Month, then by getting crafty in the kitchen.  

I save the world whilst eating chinese food and chilling with my cow. What do you do whilst eating chinese food? Video games? HA!

I save the world whilst eating Chinese food and chilling with my cow. What do you do whilst eating Chinese food? Video games? HA!because of his memories tied to food.  You don’t know who Walter Bishop is?  You aren’t in the cool club, sorry.

 

Did you know Buffy Summers...I mean Sarah Michelle Gellar, loves to cook!  She even has her own startup business revolving around cooking and family values.  Just think, twenty years ago Buffy could barely put together a Thanksgiving feast without Xander getting Syphilis.  Now she is co-founder and chief mom at Foodstirs where she states, “We believe the heart and stomach of every family can be found in the kitchen.  Our mission is to offer real and tasty baking products that provide a convenient and better way for you to unplug, connect, and create memorable experiences together.  Our premium baking mixes and foodcrafting kids inspire creativity and curiosity, while emphasizing the importance of a healthier lifestyle.”  You go Sarah Michelle!  I’m all about making memories in the kitchen (even sexy memories *wink*wink*).  It’s those memories you’ll cherish forever...you know, if you have a soul.  

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October is the perfect month for National Baking Month!  All the freshly picked pumpkins and apples and squash!  Plus apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and harvest festivals are in full swing!  What a great time of year!  The time of year when the trees shed their skin leaving crunchy rust colored shells that only the young at heart still zealously stomp.

 

 

thanksbuffy-gifSo take advantage of the farms that let you pick-your-own produce.  Make lasting memories using seasonal ingredients.  This year CREATE!  It is a scientific fact that we humans feel best when we make things with our hands.  It creates a sense of pride you just can’t get from watching Netflix or posting a self loathing Facebook status.  Plus it is also National Field Trip Month, so go to the damn pumpkin patch already!  You know you want to!

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I know you want it to be Pinky Pie, but Rainbow Dash is just as fun!

We love baking here at Kards Unlimited!  We have tons of cookbooks to suite your needs.  And if you need an apron, we’ve got it!  Ever wanted to cook dressed like Rainbow Dash or Wonder Woman?  Well, we can make that happen.  See you soon, baking fools!  And be sure to check out Athena’s “Cooking with Kards” blog posts. icup-dc-comics-wonder-woman-character-apron

Here’s a fabulous recipe for pumpkin muffins:
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Ingredients:
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
½ cup coconut oil (liquid form...heat if solid)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tray with paper liners.
Measure out all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, and vanilla.
Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir together.  DO NOT OVER MIX.
Evenly distribute batter into muffin tray using a large spoon.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
Enjoy!  

So, what do you think?