Foodies will love this next giveaway. Aren’t we all foodies, afterall? With 1,485 favorites from the world’s #1 Food and Entertainment Magazine, there is truly something for everyone in the Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes cookbook. Included are entrees, desserts, appetizers, and hundreds more recipes to round out meals. These are the cream of the crop, in other words, the Best Loved Recipes, meticulously chosen among thousands! One of the top 100 Best Recipes – The Taste of Home Pumpkin Cupcake recipe - is featured in this review and one Moms Own Words reader will win a copy of Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes!
Pumpkin Cupcake #Recipe
Excerpted from Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes: 1485 Favorites from the World’s #1 Food & Entertaining Magazine
By Taste of Home
Yield: 16 cupcakesPrep: 30 min.Bake: 20 min. + coolingA unique mix of pineapple and pumpkin creates a cupcake with mouthwatering flavor.
– Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup 2% milk
- 1-½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1-¼ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 1-½ cups confectioners’ sugar
1. In a large bowl, beat shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition (mixture will appear curdled). Beat in syrup and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, ginger and allspice; add to shortening mixture and beat just until moistened. Stir in pumpkin and pineapple.
2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.
3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes.
T’is the season for baking with pumpkin and this recipe was delicious. It happens to be one of the top 100 recipes in the cookbook. Instead of sugar, the cupcakes are sweetened with pure maple syrup and crushed pineapple. The result is a moist, sweet cupcake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting – perfect for a fall bake sale!
The cookbook is huge, nearly 1,000 pages. It contains a couple of sections of photographs. (I wish the folks at Taste of Home could have added many more mouth-watering photographs!) The recipes are indexed by recipe name and by the year that the recipe was featured in Taste of Home Magazine. Each recipe includes the contributor’s name and their tips and comments about the recipe. I love that!
Along with the traditional categories like appetizers, poultry, soups and sides, this cookbook includes a section of slow cooker recipes, holiday recipes, grand prize winning recipes and much more.
I will spend lots of time with this cookbook and I’ve reserved a spot for it on my shelf. This one is a keeper!
About Taste of Home
Taste of Home is America’s connection to the personal recipes of people who cook at home as a way to bring family and friends together, particularly at the holidays. Each year, thousands of people from across the United States and Canada submit more than 40,000 recipes, of which 3,000 are published. Every recipe that is published is carefully evaluated and selected by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, which ensures that it can be prepared with affordable, everyday ingredients. Taste of Home content is available in print; online at Tasteofhome.com; in books; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps and Kindle; and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Obtain a subscription www.TasteofHome.
About Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes
Home Cooks Sharing Their Best
They’re what makes Taste of Home one of America’s most popular — and most trusted — names in home cooking. Over the years, we’ve featured tens of thousands of recipes in our magazines and on our website. But you’ll find the very best of those dishes, 1,485 of the most beloved recipes, injust one place — right here.
Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes includes 26 chapters covering everything from appetizers and beverages to entrees and sides, breads and desserts. You’ll find must-have comfort foods, potluck and bake-sale favorites, secret family recipes, and special features spotlighting our Grand Prize Contest Winners, Favorite Contributor Meals, and the Top 100 Recipes from our first 20 years.
Each recipe includes everything that millions have come to love and expect from Taste of Home — easy, everyday ingredients, step-by-step instructions, prep and cook times, tons of can’t-fail cooking tips, and 400 gorgeous full-color photos. Come join our community and discover your own favorite recipes! You’ll be glad you did — and your family will reap the delicious benefits that can only come from home-cooked dishes made with care and love. (Pub date: 2012-09-13 | Hardcover | 9780898219913)
The Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes cookbook is available on Amazon.com for $23.09.
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Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook Giveaway
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The pumpkin cupcake recipe was shared on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Recipe Blog Hop #85.