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Bariatric Eating's No Sugar Pumpkin Spice Bread

No Sugar Pumpkin Spice Bread (via Bariatric Eating)

Foodie Crush's Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies (via Foodie Crush)

Natasha's Kitchen Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Mushroom Rice Pilaf (via Natasha’s Kitchen)

The Novice Chef Gingerdoodle Recipe

Gingerdoodle Cookies (via The Novice Chef)

Well Plated's Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili (via Well Plated)

Cooking and baking have always been hobbies of mine, and I love finding new recipes and trying them out. Trying out a new recipe is sort of like a science experiment to me, which is always so much fun with never knowing what the outcome will be (but hoping that it’s a good one! ha).

Also, I must say that I have tried just about all of the recipes listed above and know that you’ll love how they turn out as much as I did!

-C

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  1. Had lunch at the Mason Jar, a restaurant that I’ve been going to since I’ve been in diapers, and I unfortunately found out that the land has been sold. If you’re in the Houston area from now until December–please check out this place!
  2. Made the first loaf of pumpkin bread for this fall season of the year. As you can see, it’s a heavily used recipe.
  3. Checked out the pumpkins and gourds at Trader Joe’s but managed only to buy some Pumpkin Spice Apple Cider (so yummy!).
  4. Saw a Theatre Under the Stars production of In The Heights, and it was such a phenomenal performance! (Wearing: LOFT dress, Target belt, J Crew Bucket Bag & Target sandals)
  5. A beautiful tapestry done by Leonardo Nierman titled “Rhapsody 2004”.
  6. The playbill and set of In The Heights.
  7. The stunning gold ceiling of the Hobby Center, which prompted me to want to start singing the Black Keys’ “Gold On The Ceiling”.
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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Pumpkin bread has always been a classic Fall and Winter baked good for my family. Eat it for breakfast, for a snack, and/or for dessert. Pumpkin bread is good anytime.

Ingredients:

3 1/2 cup sifted Flour (you can buy it pre-sifted in store)

3 Cups of Sugar

2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Cinnamon (I sometimes put more in than this)

1 teaspoon Nutmeg (I sometimes put more in this this)

1 Cup Salad Oil (I use Caripelli cooking and baking olive oil)

4 Eggs

5/8 Cup Water

2 Cups Pumpkin (one can Libbys pumpkin)

Sift dry ingredients into bowl.  (You can just measure and if you dont have a sifter just stir everything around in bowl once it is measured).  Once you have done this, make a well (dig a hole in center of dry ingredients) and put remaining ingredients into bowl.  Mix with mixer, scrape bowl and pour into greased (Pam spray) pans.

Bake at 350 deg for one hour.

You will have to check breads because altitude might cook them different.  Remember small loaf pans get done pretty quick.  Use a toothpick to test.

Enjoy! 

-C