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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

These cupcakes encompass all things fall and are the perfect use for those pie pumpkins left over from Halloween.  If cooking down pumpkin flesh to make the puree from scratch, be sure to be using baking pumpkins, or the flesh will have little flavor and be stringy.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Toffee Bits
makes 12 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin purée, not pie filling
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup toffee bits, chopped

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Hot Crab Dip

I’ve been on a crab binge the last couple of weeks.  They jump out at me every week at the Dupont Farmers Market when I turn the corner to enter the section in the bank parking lot and the lovely folks at Phillips Foods sent over a bunch of coupons a few weeks ago so I could play around with some of their crabmeat. Here’s one of my favorites takes on a dip using their meat.

Hot Crab Dip

3 tbsp butter
2 shallots, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne
3/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
3/4 cup half and half
8 oz. cream cheese
6 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
10 oz. crab meat (I like lump and backfin)

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