I just can’t seem to get on the pumpkin bandwagon this year. Everywhere you look, things have been pumpkin-ized. It’s not new, Starbucks has done a pumpkin spice latte for years, I can remember 31 Flavors doing a pumpkin pie ice cream when I was a kid, but I must be spending too much time in the aisles at Trader Joe’s, because I already have pumpkin fatigue. Pumpkin spice chai, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancake and waffle mix, pumpkin macarons, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin cream cheese. Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin (Marsha, Marsha, Marsha)! And I know when you saw these muffins, you thought pumpkin, right? Nope. Sweet potato. Chipotle and cinnamon-scented sweet potato corn muffins.
Posts tagged ‘spices’
Inspiration comes at the oddest moments. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do, still laying in bed, is a scroll-through of email, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see what happened over night. Sunrise is at 5 something now, alarm goes off at 6, and there is zero chance I’m getting out of bed before that. On one of those scroll-throughs, Chronicle Books was doing a Twitter contest to win a signed copy of the Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Bookand a bag of bacon peanut brittle. All you had to do to enter was come up with a dream Humphry Slocombe flavor. My idea: Chocolate y Churros — a cayenne-kicked Mexican chocolate ice cream with churro chunks (I didn’t win)…but it led to these cayenne-kicked fudgesicles for the Zoku.