Fall muffins & stuffed peppers
Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you two of my favorite fall recipes! Joel and I (almost always) eat at home during the week. We try really hard to eat pretty healthy during the week so we can eat what we want during the weekends (while also trying really hard to maintain some portion control (: ) So I end up cooking a decent amount during the week! Breakfast and lunch are always simple, and I LOVE a simple dinners too.
We have some kind of “taco night” at least once a week, so I end up making some kind of version of stuffed peppers about once a month. I saw this idea for stuffed peppers on (of course) Pinterest and had to try them. You can ask Joel, he witnessed me giggling to myself at these cute things more than once while I was making them (: VERY EASY and the beauty of them is that you can put anything your little heart desires in them! I’ll share what I put in them for you below.
THESE MUFFINS THOUGH. You have to try them. This is Joel’s mom’s recipe and are one of Joel’s all-time-favorite things to eat. I can’t remember the first time I tried them at Momma Good’s, but I’ll admit that I tried them to be nice! [DON’T TELL JOEL’S MOM! (; Kidding, she knows I’m an annoying picky eater (; ]
I DON’T LIKE PUMPKIN.
I don’t eat pumpkin pie, I’m not a PSL girl, I don’t like pumpkin rolls, etc, etc, etc. But when I tried these muffins holy cow. They’re moist, delicious, and SO EASY TO MAKE! Check out the recipe below and try them yourself this weekend!! I have been making them every weekend this fall, and Joel only complains about it when I make him share them with his co workers or our neighbors (:
Check out the recipes below! Hope you like them as much as we do!
STUFFED JACK O’ LANTERNS
So like I said, there are a million different ways to stuff a pepper. I’ll just share with you how I usually make mine, but share with me what you love to put in yours! We love trying new stuff!
I usually bake them around 375, but honestly I probably change the temperature all the time. So preheat your oven and gather all of your ingredients. I washed and hollowed out my peppers first. I only did two orange ones because DANG they were expensive! GENTLY carve your jack o’ lantern design on one side and BOOM! You have a pepper jack o’ lantern! Stuff your peppers with all kinds of yumminess, top with cheese of course, and bake! Mine usually take 30 minutes ish. I just check them every so often and take them out when the peppers feel cooked and the cheese is melted.
-orange bell peppers
Brown your turkey (I season mine with low sodium taco seasoning) Set aside when done.
Cook quinoa according to package. Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven (375-400)
Hollow out peppers
Cut Jack O’ Lantern design into one side of your peppers
Stuff! I usually stuff ours like a lasagna with layers of quinoa, corn, beans, turkey, and cheese.
Bake in a glass pan. Mine usually take 30-45 minutes.
Take out when the peppers feel cooked.
Top with taco sauce, sour cream, avocado, or whatever!
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS
(don’t worry, I got permission to share this from Momma Good.
These things are literally 3 INGREDIENTS. So you are three ingredients and approximately 20 minutes from some seriously heavenly fall GOOD-ness.
Anyways, preheat your oven to 350, gather your ingredients. Mix the pumpkin and spice cake mix together first (makes it easier to smush all the clumps out) Then add your desired amount of chocolate chips! Momma Good puts hers right in the muffin pan, but I usually use liners. Bake for 8-10 minutes (without liners) or 12-15 minutes (with liners) Take them out when they are baked through (do the fork/toothpick test!) And then enjoy! I imagine you can make a lot of different versions of this, so please LET ME KNOW if you do!! I’d love to know what you guys try out!
*My mom is supposed to be testing this out and adding walnuts to this, so I’ll keep you posted on how amazing they turn out!
-spice cake mix
-15 oz can of pumpkin
-½ bag of chocolate chips (We like dark chocolate chips)
Preheat your oven to 350.
Mix the cake mix and pumpkin using a spook or fork. Mix until you cannot see any white specks left of the cake mix!
Add your chocolate chips (and/or whatever you else you decide to add)
Bake for 8-10 minutes (without liners) or 12-15 minutes (with liners)
When they pass the toothpick test, take them out!