One of my normal activities you can find me immersed in each Fall is making Pumpkin Bread. I love the consistency of the dough, the ease of the preparation, and the way the house smells while it’s baking! Of course, I also love to give it away. And apparently, people enjoy receiving it, because folks started asking me a few weeks back when I was going to make my Pumpkin Bread.
I decided to make it a bit different this year, in that I wanted it to be…CUTE. I happened to be in Michael’s for another matter entirely, when I came upon these lovelies:
Cute little loaf pans, aren’t they? And you don’t have to CLEAN them! The best, right?! I grabbed some nifty little cardboard tags, twine and those wooden leaf stickers (yes, they’re made of WOOD!) and went to town!
I had never cooked in cardboard before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I think they turned out okay!
I seriously feel like I can smell these through the screen right now!
I took a few minutes to pretty them up, and ta-da!
I think I achieved my goal of CUTE – what do YOU think?
Like I said, I found all the wrapping treasures at Michael’s, and here is my own recipe for Pumpkin Bread!
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/3 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon cloves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease and flour 2 standard loaf pans.
- Mix pumpkin, oil, sugar and eggs together.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together.
- Bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
Do YOU have a favorite Fall food that you like to share with friends and family? I wanna know what it is!
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