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[Comments] (1) Pear Walnut Muffins:

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1/2 cup packed brown sugar 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 
1/8 teaspoon salt 
1 egg 
1/2 cup cooking oil 
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
1 pear, cored and finely chopped 
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts 
2 tablespoons brown sugar

1. In a mixing bowl stir together flour, the 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In a bowl beat egg; stir in oil, yogurt, and vanilla. Add all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in pear.

2. Lightly grease twelve muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; fill two-thirds full. For topping, combine walnuts and the 2 tablespoons brown sugar; sprinkle onto batter in cups. Bake in a 400 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.

A friend at work gave me one of the muffins. I really like it so I tried making them at home, and they were a hit!

: Yesterday when I got home from work Jellybean wasn't there to greet me, which was a bit weird coming from such an attention-starved cat. I started cleaning up in the kitchen, and then heard a very loud meowing. It sounded like it was coming from very near, but I didn't see her, so I started opening the cupboards. Then I realized she was standing at the front door - outside!

I called John to see if he had let her out - nope. She must have jumped from our balcony to the one below and spent the day playing with kitty friends. At least now I know she can find her way home.

: Happy Anti-Labor Day weekend! I'm so excited for the day off, and my work week is ending on a good, and thankfully organized, note. Enjoy!


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