She said things like:
“They were the best ever…the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten!
“Please get the recipe from Mrs. Rupe.”
But I was busy with other mom types of things and forgot about Mrs. Rupe’s muffins.
Hannah did not forget.
“Did you get the recipe, Mom?” she asked a couple days later.
Then she asked again.
I was curious. What are these magical muffins that my 7th grader can’t stop thinking about?
After a phone call to Mrs. Rupe, I had the recipe for her Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins.
This was back in the days before we had pumpkin everything. Hard to believe, but the pumpkin craze is a fairly recent one.
Mrs. Rupe was a trailblazer!
Maybe the pumpkin craze started with those muffins she made for 15 scrawny, hungry cross country runners.
You just never know.
Fall is trying it’s best to arrive here on our mountain (if you’re from out west you’d call it a tall hill).
The nights are cool and the sun is setting earlier. Acorns are pelting our cars and we’ve all got our favorite football team flags flying.
In the afternoons at this time of year, I pass by a pack of cross country runners as they run down Broad Street and they bring back memories of my girl and her teammates.
They were fueled by their love for each other and chocolate chip pumpkin muffins.
This morning, I’m making a couple dozen of those magical muffins to put in the mail to my sweeties.
I’m sending two boxes to Knoxville and one to Washington DC packed with memories of home, fall, and a whole lot of love.
Here’s the recipe. Give it a try and see if your family loves them as much mine does.