No? Yes you do! It’s…..me! You all are so kind to call me HoneyB. I love you all for it. However, it is time to confess. Grumpy does not call me Honey. He calls me his version of Honey…let me explain. Its short, I promise! Grumpy is a little younger than me. He is also quite the aggravator and joker. So, he thought it was funny to tell me I was an “old buzzard”, or that I was “older than dirt.” Eh, I don’t mind so much and “old buzzard” has turned into Buzzy. Yes, Buzzy, which is his version of Honey. I’m his Buzzy and he’s my Grumpy. I won’t tell you the name of our cats, however, some of you who know me well, know they aren’t extremely kosher names. I am the one who gives them decent names because there is no way I would take the cat to the vet and say what the “real” name was! Grumpy’s terms for endearment aren’t really endearing – unless you really know him. So, although Grumpy calls me Buzzy he is a keeper. I wouldn’t want it any other way. As a matter of fact, whenever he calls me anything but Buzzy I get slightly upset and want to know why!! (This doesn’t give my co-workers permission to call me Buzzy – you know who you are….) LOL
Well, on to the muffin I made for Tuesdays with Dorie. This muffin, like my Grumpy, is a definite keeper! It was right up my alley. For one, it was a muffin and secondly, it was Pumpkin! For this week’s Tuesday with Dorie recipe, Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp chose Pumpkin Muffins on page 13. I have found my definite go to pumpkin muffin from now on. Those pumpkin ones I made with chocolate chips? Well, they don’t hold a candle next to these. These are awesome! I got up early last Sunday morning and had them all mixed and in the oven before Chris came downstairs. The first words out of his mouth were, “what smells so good?” Oh, don’t we all love to hear that phrase?
I made some substitutions. Because I am cutting the sugar in my life down, I substituted both Splenda and Splenda Brown Sugar blend for the sugars. That is the major substitution I made. I was a little bit worried it might make a difference, but I really don’t think it did. I didn’t have raw sunflower seeds, but I did have roasted unsalted ones, so I used those instead.
I ate mine with some spiced peach jam that my friend Phyllis made and she had given to me the last time I was at her home. The muffin and jam together were d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! To have a look see at what other muffins were produced from this recipe, check out the TWD Blogroll & enjoy!