38 responses

  1. Cheryl F
    November 6, 2012

    Congratulations to you and Sue!! Enjoy your time in Jasper!

    By the way, you are looking amazing!

  2. ericabell@shaw.ca
    November 7, 2012

    Glad to see Taste Canada recognized that Spilling the Beans is fantastic! Cheers & congratulations to you & Sue :D

  3. Carol S-B
    November 7, 2012

    Yeah for Spilling the Beans! “Just… wow”.
    Heck, yes!
    Two more things: I made these from your original post back in October: I did mini muffins, and filled them with cream cheese. What a big hit! I reduced the oil, too. To compensate, I added a splash of eggnog, instead. So good!
    Thing two: stop it! you’ve hardly ever had a facial? But your skin is so glorious! *sigh*

  4. Terri
    November 7, 2012

    Well done Julie and Sue…so pleased for you. See! All that hard work putting the project together really paid off!

  5. Donna
    November 7, 2012

    Congratulations Julie – It is a wonderful cookbook
    Enjoy Jasper

  6. Stephanie
    November 7, 2012

    Wow!! Congrats!! That book is on my xmas list and I’ll looking forward to checking it out :)

  7. Ann
    November 7, 2012

    Congratulations Julie and Sue! That’s fantastic news. It’s a great cookbook and one I enjoy using a lot!!

    Lucky you to be in Jasper – it’s my most favorite spot on the planet.

    Thanks for the pumpkin muffin recipe. I think I’ll try this on the weekend. Thanks also for maintaining this wonderful blog. Just about every single thing I cook or bake is a “Julie recipe.”

  8. Sue (London, ON)
    November 7, 2012

    Congrats to you & Sue and of course Michael!! Enjoy the rest of your time in Jasper… sigh! Wish I was there. Can’t wait to try these muffins.

  9. the other Al
    November 7, 2012

    Congratulations on your win! Well, Well, done Darlink! I loved the Tweet “your the Jan Arden of Food writers”from a fan. I’ve always enjoyed reading your perspective on daily life. A sense humor is invaluable today. Thanks for keeping ours afloat. I will be buying your Bean book.

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  11. CathyH
    November 7, 2012

    Congratulations!And you look fantastic!

  12. Carolyn
    November 7, 2012

    Congratulations… you totally deserve this! Great picture!

  13. Susan
    November 7, 2012

    Congratulations to Julie and Sue. And as Ann said above, thanks for the blog. If I ever need something, this is the first place to go. Today’s butternut squash soup was from ‘day 225′. Remember when it was just supposed to be a year? So glad you’ve kept it up, I really appreciate it!

  14. Roxanna@WholesomeHedonist
    November 8, 2012

    I love these Starbucks muffins but have been scared ever since I read the crazy ingredient list (why, oh why, do I do that to myself? I have a compulsive need to turn over the package and read the label.) I’m so happy to have found a homemade version! They seem perfect for a Christmas brunch – especially with the cream cheese in the middle! I hope you won’t mind too much if I tell people it’s ‘my secret recipe’ ;)

  15. Kathy H
    November 8, 2012

    Congratulations on your success! You’re my favorite real food writer :)

  16. Laurie from Burnaby
    November 8, 2012

    Congratulations to all concerned!

  17. gwendolyn
    November 8, 2012

    Those muffins look amazing!

    I love all things pumpkin, so I’m definitely adding them to my must-make list.

    Enjoy the rest of your time in Jasper.

  18. Jennifer Jo
    November 8, 2012

    Congratulations, Julie! So wonderful! (I never doubted your authentic food writerly-ness!)

    I made these muffins, but with some whole wheat and fresh cranberries. So, so good. http://bit.ly/SFOJzi

  19. Barb
    November 8, 2012

    The win is great news! I am super excited for you! Not surprised, however. I have the book and it is tremendous. I flipped through Michael’s and it looks very good,too.

  20. Heather
    November 8, 2012

    This post makes me smile. Congratulations! Spilling the Beans is a great book, I have used it every weekend since the snow started. And for someone who doesn’t cook that often it makes me feel like a superstar. And now I have some pumpkin muffins to try. :)

  21. Rose
    November 8, 2012

    WOW!!!! What a thrilling achievement! I have this recipe book and love it. Thanks so much for your work here. You are my first go to for a recipe when I’m searching and I refer to you regularly with my family. {Every once in a while my daughter tells me…”you know Mom, Julie doesn’t know you, she’s not your friend”}

    But it feels like you are!! I bet every other reader would agree.

  22. Erin
    November 10, 2012

    I tried these muffins with my daughters as my helpers and they may be the very best muffins I have ever produced in my kitchen. I was holding a fussy toddler as I was adding the cream cheese filling, so instead of it being inside the muffins it kind of ended up as a topping. They are still delicious and look great.

  23. natalie
    November 10, 2012

    So happy for you and Sue. I made the butternut squash lasagna for dinner last night. Really yummy. I made these muffins immediately after reading your post. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Laura
    November 10, 2012

    Those are gorgeous. Sometimes pumpkin stuff is almost too moist, almost gummy on the surface, so I suspect you got the oil perfect.

  25. Knockout Kitchen
    November 14, 2012

    I love pumpkin flavored things and those muffins look great.

  26. Andy
    March 17, 2013

    The pumpkin muffins are so delicious! I made them without the cream cheese, but added a little sprinkle of vanilla sugar on top for just the right amount of sweetness. The texture of the muffins is great too … probably my most successful attempt at pumpkin muffins. Thanks for posting this recipe Julie!

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  28. Tab
    May 28, 2013

    Excellent recipe..I make it slightly different.
    I use 2.5 cups whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of oat bran.
    I add 1/4 cup of plain yogurt or kefir for added moistness.
    and sweeten with 1/2 cup liquid honey instead of sugar..
    When in a huurry instead of cinnamon sugar sprinkle top with choc chips and forget about the icing.

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  30. Jill
    March 2, 2014

    I made these, added an extra egg yolk, and put them in a 12 muffin cup pan, filled to overflow. These muffins don’t rise too much, so no mess. Very moist, fulfilling muffin with coffee. Freeze well.

  31. Brenda from Carstairs
    June 25, 2014

    I made these today and they are awesome. I cut the oil amount in half, used half whole-wheat flour and half white, added 1/2 cup each of chopped pecans and dried apricots. Thanks for another great recipe.

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  33. Dawn
    September 27, 2014

    Colosal waste of time. Batter was too think, muffins barely rose and were very dense. Bleck.

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