Trurogiving & Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

Hello friends.

It takes a lot to round up my family these days, matching all of our schedules is pretty tough. BUT, when we do find the time, it's always a guaranteed knee slappin' good time. I sure do love these weirdos and am so extremely thankful to call them family.  

I think that thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the past year, and I am so grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities that have been given to me, and the inspiring people I've met. A year ago today I'd be puzzled at the person I've grown to be in just a short year. Lately I feel like I've been discovering my true self, my style, my likes & dislikes, how I like my eggs...(mega thumbs up if you caught this Runaway Bride reference). We are constantly building our stories each day. This excites me.  

What are you thankful for?

Ryan, Beth and sweet baby Elsie invited us all up to Truro to spend a belated thanksgiving together this year. They are such a wonderful little clan and their love for family really shows. I'm so excited to watch them grow as parents and spend many more "Trurogivings" together :)

lil punkin

We all decided to go pumpkin picking at the "Pumpkin Jungle" in Lower Onslow. Pretty interesting name for a pumpkin patch I must say. Pumpkin Picking is definitely a serious sport, you gotta find the perfect one. In the words of Zoey, "I don't know where to start!"

Side note: let's see how many times I can say pumpkin in one blog post!

A very pleased pumpkin picker

so much cute.

Last but not least, the feast ;) I think I'm still suffering from the turkey coma. You sure put on a delicious spread, Beth!

 Whoever placed the stuffing by my plate was very wise indeed.

I wasn't too sure what to contribute to the meal this year, but hey, when in doubt, cupcakes are always a good idea. If you're interested in trying it out, here's my recipe! I feel like these are perfect for this time of the year, especially with a nice cup of tea as you cosy down for the evening. 

I feel like the most basic white girl right now.

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

 Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 35 mins 


1 15 oz can pumpkin puree ½ cup sugar 
¼ cup brown sugar
 2 large eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
¾ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk (you could also evaporated milk!)
⅔ cup all purpose flour
 2 teaspoons nutmeg
 ¼ teaspoon salt 
¼ teaspoon baking powder 
¼ teaspoon baking soda 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners and spray A LOT of non stick spray all over them. Mix the pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and sweet and condensed milk. Add the flour, nutmeg, salt, baking powder and baking soda to the mixture and mix well. Fill each muffin cup with ⅓ cup of the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool. Remove cupcakes from pan and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Top with whipped cream or cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle a little more nutmeg on top and serve. Makes 12 cupcakes.

ps. I got hold of these cupcake holders in Homesense. They always have such amazing things in their baking sections, especially around this time of the year so I would highly recommend having a snoop if you’re ever near one.




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