Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pecan Pie muffins, kind hands and it takes a village

- The Pecan Pie muffins* that went to work with me yesterday as a thank you treat to co-workers. The recipe came from a nice lady in Cantonment, Florida, who made them for niece Abby's bridal shower last month and kindly shared the recipe. They were a hit at the printing company, too.

- The Stone Mountain Highland Games are coming up next month and I do an annual mail-out to summon the southeastern members of Clan Maxwell to the games. Mentioning to my boss that I was going to stay late at the office to stuff, label and stamp, she surveyed what I was doing, summoned two co-workers and the four of us knocked it out in 20 minutes. So touched by the kind hands and speedy assistance that the least I can do is bake.

- A special thank you to friend Leisa who did the address labels for me and even supplied the labels. It takes a village to help Lynn! :)

*PECAN PIE MUFFINS

1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted

Combine first 3 ingredients in large bowl; make a well in the center of mixture. Beat eggs until foamy. Stir together eggs and butter; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Place baking cups in muffin pans and coat with cooking spray; spoon batter into cups, filling two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.

This recipe makes about 2 dozen muffins if you use the mini-muffins tins as I did. If you do that, bake just 15 minutes.

12 comments:

Kim said...

That was so very nice of them!! And those muffins do look delicious!!

Lance said...

Wonderful co-workers you have, Lynn! And you too - are wonderful, just like your baking!

Talon said...

I love the versatility of muffins. They look scrumptious, Lynn!

Many hands do make light work and what terrific co-workers you have!

Sounds like the Maxwell Clan is going to have a blast!~

LL Cool Joe said...

How cool that everyone helped out like that.

I really could eat at least one of those muffins right now!

No one bakes in our family, and that is something I miss. My mother is a fantastic cook.

Riot Kitty said...

I have decided that under the guise of your sweet and lovely blog, you are truly *evil* for posting all these sweets! Seriously, thanks for the recipe - Mr. RK loves pecans and he will love this, if I manage not to burn it.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow the muffins seems to be so tasty !! I loved this post..Unseen Rajasthan

Cookie said...

Muffins yesterday and now today too! I'm going to gain 10 pounds from this blog! ;)

Lynn said...

Kim -

You're back from vacation - I hope it was fun and relaxing. And the muffins - so good.

Lance -

I do have wonderful co-workers. And thank you for saying that about me. Very sweet.

Talon -

They were scrumptious - and my co-workers are very supportive. Clan Maxwell will have a blast and you know there will be blogging about the gathering. :)

Joe -

I didn't get the baking gene - although I am a good cook in general. But these were incredibly easy to make. Wish I could share with you!

Riot Kitty -

How funny! And "sweet and lovely" - a lovely compliment! Yes - the mini version were perfect at 15 minutes. Let me know how they turned out!

Bharat -

Thank you very much! Muffins are so comforting AND good with coffee or hot tea. Love them, as you can see. :)

Cookie -

Oh my - two muffin days in a row. I'll have to get Jannie to write a little muffin song to play in the background. :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

n Voila, a recipe pos- Yum!
That's a big bucket of pecan pies- Can't wait to try them-

Hope all the letter-licking has good results to match the kindly help recieved.

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

The calls and emails from Clan members are coming in fast and furiously.

Those muffins are easy to make and if you do the mini-muffins, you do end up with a bucket of them. :) They were a hit!

Kim said...

Ahh, today is my last full day, I will be on a plane about 3pm sunday. I really don't want to leave, but I suppose I must, if I stil want my job to be there. :)
The weather has been fantastic, couldn't have asked for better!

Lynn said...

I am glad you had a good time - it all sounds so lovely!