We actually caught this recipe on the tail end of St. Patrick’s day Pinteresting, but the more we thought about it, the more it seemed like it was going to be turning into an Easter meal. Either way, it looked REALLY delicious on the original pin’s image, so we gave it a shot.
Time: 15-30 minutes
I thought I’d given up on the whole animal print on nails since so far I haven’t been successful until I did this particular design. I am in love, everyone! Let’s jump in.
I must confess I’ve never really been a fan of even the idea of pumpkin anything until my awesome sister-in-law intervened (Check out her FABULOUS boudoir photography at Sitting Pretty). And boy am I glad she did! Let me explain. Back in the motherland (I’m originally from Serbia), we don’t actually consume pumpkin the way it comes in the US.
What I used to associate pumpkin with was the way my mom used to prepare it. She would cut up the pumpkin into watermelon-like slices, pop it into the oven until the pumpkin meat is softened, cover it with sugar and cut it up and eat the whole pumpkin slices like you would a baked potato. Baking with store-bought pumpkin puree and mixed with delicious spices (most of which are included in this muffin recipe) leaves your house smelling DIVINE! That is unfortunately NOT the case with baking raw pumpkin.
I still cringe at the thought of that foul smell to this day! Even if I’m totally exaggerating how yucky baking raw pumpkin smells, my feelings towards this unsuspecting squash were most likely formed as a defense mechanism. I know now how healthy pumpkins are, but when I was a kid being forced to eat this burnt tasting, yucky smelling, crazy orange colored monstrous vegetable was just the worst! The association was formed and solidified over the years, so once I moved to the States I avoided ANYTHING pumpkin for years!
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So, when you see the original pin this one came from, you’ll understand why I wanted to test it. I mean, even though the gorgeous picture the original recipe provides is exponentially better than the picture I took with a potato (read: my phone camera), it still looks absolutely divine and scrumptious! However, the benefit of a 2girlsandapin review is that we’ll show you EXACTLY what you’ll end up with if you attempt to recreate a Pinterest recipe at home, without the benefits of gorgeous food styling and professional cameras (like I said, I’m literally doing this with my 5.0 megapixel camera phone).
So, without further ado, let’s dig in!
I’m fessin’ up! I really, really wanted to make a nice little ditty in my slow cooker this weekend, simply because I really wasn’t in the mood to hang out in the kitchen much that day…and before you call the ambulance, the only reason I wouldn’t want to hang out in the kitchen is because I spent most of my Saturday cleaning it! SO, knowing how I am and what a big giant mess I like to make when I cook I decided to opt for one of the dump everything in, turn the slow cooker on, and have dinner ready a couple of hours later deals in hopes of having a clean kitchen for more than a couple of hours.
Hence, this glorious feast we’ll talk about today!