Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Last Minute Holiday Treats

Here are a few last minute additions to my Thanksgiving menu that I just had to share. By popular demand, I am adding these scrumptious muffins to my Thanksgiving buffet. The savory, spicy flavors of these delectable cornbread muffins blend together to melt in your mouth and pair well with any holiday meal. Cest bon, cher! Enjoy!

Bacon-Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

1 1/2 cups self rising cornmeal mix
1  tsp. ground sage
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1  1/2 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1 or 2 jalapenos, (seeded or not) and chopped
4 strips bacon, fried crisp, drained,  and crumbled, optional

In large bowl, combine cornmeal mix, sage, and poultry seasoning. Add buttermilk, egg,  butter, green onions,  jalapenos and bacon bits and mix well. Let batter rest for 5 minutes.

Fill paper liners or greased muffins cups 3/4 full and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Fab!

And these delightful pumpkin muffins are the perfect finishing touch for your Thanksgiving dessert table. Cest bon, cher!

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp.'s baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. each, ground cinnamon and nutmeg
a sprinkling of ground cloves
1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup melted butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or use paper liners. Mix all ingredients, until just mixed.

Fold in pecans and stir gently. Fill muffin cups, 3/4 full and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick butter
2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream the butter and the cream cheese together for about 3 minutes . Stir in vanilla. Add the powdered sugar, gradually until desired consistency is reached. Frost cooled muffins and garnish with pecans.

I'll be sharing these at~
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

Wishing ya'll a very Happy Thanksgiving, with many blessings and much to be thankful for! 
I am thankful for each and every one of you and appreciate you stopping by! Cheers, cher!


Joanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving Marguerite ... Wishing you many happy moments around the holiday table :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Crumbs - and I've just had my tea!! LOL. No room left but will come back for some of this delicious 'nosh' later. Hope all your Thanksgiving guests truly appreciate your excellent treats.

the wild magnolia said...

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

Cloudia said...

Happy Holiday Dear!

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Kat said...

I know people who come to your Thanksgiving table are very grateful! LOL! Have a great Day, Marguerite.

California Girl said...

Marguerite: Where do you find time to make all this food? I did my prep and some cooking last night and I'm doing the big stuff today: bird, stuffing, a few sides. I'm pooped!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

happy thanksgiving marguerite! i am thankful for your blog
~laura xx

Gypsy Heart said...

I can't wait to try both of these! I hope you had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving, cher.


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Linda Starr said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday and the weekend continues in that vein.

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Those muffins sound SO husband would love them!!

Honey at 2805 said...

I make jalapeno cheese muffins but never added bacon. Must try this! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes at Potpourri Friday!

Drick said...

wonderful muffins - ya know I will favor the jalapeno one... thanks for sharing it - hope you have a great week

Marguerite said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments and wishes! Hope that ya'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!