The big buzz around Spokane recently is the grand opening of our very first Trader Joe's store. TJ's is pure fabulous-ness! My bestie got me hooked on TJ's last year and I have been one of thousands of Spokanites anticipating the store opening. My hubby and I went Sunday of opening weekend and he had a mini melt down in the middle of the store so we had to leave. Apparently he wasn't too enthused about the cart to cart combat. I might be slightly more aggressive than he is. :-)
I hadn't made another attempt to go back to TJ's until last night. My wonderful co-workers purchased me a TJ's giftcard for my birthday so I had a good excuse to go. My even better excuse to go was that I desperately needed pizza sauce for the tortilla pizza with turkey pepperoni I was about to make for my dinner.
Lucikly I found the pizza sauce (fat free= double bonus points!) and several other goodies. These goodies included:
Apple Spice Bread
Pumpkin Pancake Mix (Oh, hello, I can't wait to make you for breakfast on Saturday!)
Tonight happened to be one of those nights when I really felt like baking. Baking is like therapy to me. There are days when I could bake allllll day (yes those days are not good to my waist line!). I decided to make apple spice muffins instead of bread. Muffins just seem like so much more fun and they take less time to bake.
Dang, wish I had the caramel sauce!
I baked mini muffins....
...and big muffins
Yes...they taste delish!
The muffins were easy to make- I only needed 3 additional ingredients and they only took about 12 minutes to bake. They tasted delish! I like making the mini muffins because they are the perfect bite sized snack.