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A Year Goes By: Simple Pumpkin Muffins

This past weekend, J and I celebrated our one year anniversary.  Boy, how time flies.

We made it a point to go back to the place where we married, an old golf resort in the Pocono Mountains — a Dirty Dancing meets The Shining ambiance, perfect for a weekend getaway with 130 of our closest friends and family.  We also made it a point (okay, maybe my insatiable sweet tooth made it a point) to go back to the bakery that created our delicious red velvet and chocolate-chip layered wedding cake; we left the morning after our wedding without the customary top to freeze.  Our valiant effort to salvage good luck bestowed 6 vanilla cupcakes.  Sweet nostalgia.

The Sunday we returned home was a day spent cheering for our fantasy football players and toying in the kitchen.  While it was a relatively warm day in Philadelphia, I couldn’t help but turn on the oven to bake something wholesome for the upcoming work week.  To be fair, the “Pumpkin” in the title of this recipe is somewhat deceptive; I used the sweet kabocha squash, also known as the Japanese pumpkin, to create this simple and healthy muffin.  When I uncovered the squash from my Landisdale Farm CSA share, I refrained myself from carving a frightening face into its flesh and sitting it out on our front door step.  Doesn’t it look like the perfect pumpkin?

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