Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A pillow for a Pumpkin recipe

Good Morning!  I mentioned earlier that I didn't want to be classified as a hoarder and that I had a couple of Autumn pillows to share.  So, if you'd have a spot for this pillow in your home and have a great recipe to share with me and all of the blog readers, this pillow could be yours.This will be open until September 11, when I will select the recipe and the winner.  This gives me time to focus on the recipe, perhaps try a few out and then announce the winner.  My husband enjoys taking baked goods to his work and the people at work look forward to it coming their way.  Since it is just my husband and I we need to share when I bake.
Today my sweet daughter is coming and we are going to do some last minute wedding prep things together.  First on the list we is going to be making the flower girl skirt.  We'll show you a picture tomorrow.  The little girl is 3 years old and is looking forward to being a princess, so we will do our best to make that happen.  I know she is to have a little ring of flowers to wear in her hair.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute for this project.
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  1. My recipe is so simple for a treat. If you mix candy corn and peanuts, it tastes exactly like a Payday candy bar. YUM!

    Love your little pillow because it's fall themed. No sign of Halloween on it so it's much more versatile!

    Exciting that the wedding is getting so close!

  2. Norma --- not sure how many pumpkin recipes you'll receive, but just in case you don't already have a pumpkin/chocolate chip bread recipe === here it is: (go heavy on the spices and kick it up a notch)

    PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD (in use in this family for over 25 yrs)
    1/2 cup butter, softened (no subs)
    2 1/2 cups sugar
    Beat until well blended and light
    Add 4 eggs, one at a time and continue to beat
    Add 1 15oz can pumpkin
    2/3 cups water
    1 tsp. vanilla
    In separate bowl combine:
    3 1/2 cups flour (I use 1 cup freshly milled whole wheat flour + 2 1/2 cups white)
    2 tsp. soda
    1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    2 tsp. cinnamon
    2 tsp. cloves
    1 1/4 cups chocolate chips + nuts if you like them
    Stir to combine spices with flours and add in 2-3 batches while continuing to lightly mix. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts by hand. Divide into two 8 x 4 greased loaf pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 55-60 min.

    1. Thank-you...sounds wonderful...I love that you bake with butter!

  3. Hello Norma! You might not remember me, Randi Deem, from Gunnison, UT. You and Leslie visited our quilt shop and I took a Butterfly Quilt class from you in Panguitch at the Quilt Walk and I taught a Christmas Tree class several years ago. It's so great to see your website and blog! Good for you:) Here is my fall recipe I would like to share with you. It is Crockpot Taco Soup. Very simple and delicious! Brown 2 lbs. Hamburger with 1 Envelope Taco Seasoning. Add to crockpot with 1 Can Corn, 1 Can Kidney Beans, 1 Can Pinto Beans, 1 Can Tomato Sauce, 1 Can Stewed Tomatoes (or fresh from your garden), and Salt & Pepper to taste. Warm through and serve with Fritos Scoop Chips, Shredded Cheese, and Sour Cream. I love it and it's great to share with family and friends. I hope you're doing well. Sounds like you're busy with an upcoming wedding. Love ya! Randi

    1. Randi...yes, I remember you...kind and sweet! This soup sounds like the perfect thing for a cold crisp fall day.

  4. This is not a pumpkin recipe, but it is a dessert I have at Thanksgiving it is to die for.....

    Gooey Almond Cake

    3/4 cup butter melted. Serves 6-8
    11/2 cup sugar
    2 eggs 
    2 tsp. Almond extract
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    Pinch salt
    11/2 cups flour

    Mix melted butter & sugar together until well blended
    Add eggs one at a time
    Add extracts and salt
    mix in flour 1/2 cup at a time 
    Pour into a well greased 8 inch round pan
    Sprinkle lightly with sugar and sliced Almonds
    Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes 
    The shorter the baking time the gooier the cake

    If made In high altitude put oven at 375

    1. Teri, almond is one of my families favorites. Can hardly wait to make this for them. Thanks