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Recipe of the Month

Almond Flour Pumpkin Donut Muffins
makes about 30 mini muffins

pumpkin donut muffins made with almond flour dipped in cinnamon sugar


2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup organic canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated cane sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease mini muffin tins.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Stir until thoroughly combined. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, canola oil and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Pour the egg mixture into the almond flour mixture and stir until combined.
  3. Fill each muffin cup with about a tablespoon of batter (I used my small cookie scoop). Bake for 15 minutes or until muffins test done with a toothpick.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Combine the sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. As soon as the muffins are cool enough to handle, dip each one into the butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Store only lightly covered so the sugar stays granulated. (If they are stored in an air-tight container, the moisture will make the sugar dissolve.)
Quote of the Month


August 2014  

President's Report

Fall is in the Air
Football, Bonfires, Falling Leaves and Fun.  That’s right…FUN!  The Charlotte Chapter of NACE will be hosting a  “Fun” Raiser on November 17th at Automatic Slims in the NC Music Factory.  This classic, 1960’s Americana themed space will play host to an evening of fun and games as we raise funds for scholarships to attend the 2015 EXPERIENCE! Conference & Expo.    Scholarship opportunities are available to all members in good standing who are currently serving on a board or committee.   A minimum of 6 months membership is required so start planning now. 
The “Fun” Raiser isn’t the only thing happening this fall….
The programs team has put together an impressive lineup of events over the next three months. In September we will learn about the booming sporting events industry in Charlotte and how we can book more of this exciting business.  The SportsCenter themed panel discussion will not only be informative but also entertaining.  October brings another educational opportunity as we meet at the Westin to hear from the talented Clarke Allen.     
We have a lot to look forward to this fall and not just football, bonfires and falling leaves.  I’m looking forward to the entertaining and educational events ahead and can’t wait to see you there!  
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Welcome New Members

Always an exciting time to welcome our newest members to the Charlotte Chapter:
Tara West | Pine Island Country Club
Jennifer Alston | Hilton University Place
Amanda Hollingsworth | Classic Party Rentals
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Calendar of Events

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Member Spotlight

Get the most out of your membership by:
-          Becoming a board or committee members and being eligible for scholarship opportunities
-          Utilizing NACE’s online resources like myNACE, free webinars, ect.
-          CPCE
-          Other member benefits
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Awards & Recognition

Thank you to the amazing team that made August's NACE meeting a success!

Creative Events
Audio To Go
Melanie Rowe Catering
Tommy McCart Photography
Classic Party Rentals
We couldn't have done it without you!
And welcome first time guest:
Emily Brandewine
The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge
Hope to see you again soon!
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