Just a little something to make your house smell nice and fall-like. Fall scents are my favorite out of all of the seasons... just so warm and inviting! SOOOO, if you would like to embrace fall with me, leave me a comment letting me know! That's all you have to do :) I will leave it open until Sunday night at 5:00 pm. I will pick the winner (if more than 1 person enters.. haha!) Sunday night!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Pumpkin Bread and 1st (small) GIVEAWAY!!!
I joked in my blog post about making baby food that it was going to be in Pioneer Woman fashion. Well, I've done it again. I just can't help myself! I remember the first time I read one of her posts about cooking. It so inspired me and made me feel like I could cook like her too. I am NOT one of those people that can just throw some things together and make a meal. I have to have a recipe and I follow it pretty much to a "t". And if there are pictures involved? Well, it just makes me that much more happy! Without further ado, I present to you:
Annie B's Pumpkin Bread
taken out of the Home & Farm Magazine in 2009
First you will need a rather large bowl and the following ingredients. (And a manicure if you plan on photographing this event. I skipped that step, and for that my fingers apologize.)
Pour in 3 cups of sugar.
Next, is 4 eggs.
The key here is to stir after every ingredient. I have no idea why that is key, but that is what the recipe says.. and remember? I follow a recipe :)
Pour in 1 cup of oil. Stir.
After that, a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir.
Now one of my favorites, 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir. (I put cinnamon in my homeade chocolate chip cookies the other day and they were delish.)
1 teaspoon of nutmeg. Stir.
2/3 cup of water. Stir.
1 15 oz can pure pumpkin. Stir.
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour. Stir.
2 teaspoons baking soda. Stir.
Finally 1 cup chocolate chips. This step is optional...just not for me :)
Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans.
Bake at 350* until toothpick center comes out clean, approximately 70 minutes.
NOW you can thoroughly enjoy fall!
*note: If you want to bake in a mini loaf pan, reduce cooking time to 45 minutes. This recipe will make 4 to 5 mini loaves.
Since I couldn't find the perfect nail polish and I still wanted the giveaway to be "fall oriented" I picked out something I look forward to using around this time every year and it is this: