My Friday Favorite…….Fall Foods

I don’t know about you, but when the weather begins to change, my appetite changes too.  I am not sure if that is a good thing or not, but it is a real thing,   

Our summers are long and hot.  Many days, the thought of cooking and eating is just not there.  Give me some fruit, preferably watermelon, and call it a meal.  But let the first hint of cool weather come in and my taste buds go into overdrive.  Soups, stews, baked muffins, breads, and can we stir up a roux for some gumbo, please!  

I thought I would share a fall recipe I have had for years.  I got this recipe from a dear friend years ago.  We used to get together every holiday season and bake.  I have wonderful memories and we probably would get together still, but we don’t live close anymore.😞  Miss my friend Susan much, but still love to celebrate the memories and love to bake her fabulous pumpkin bread when that first hint of fall announces itself.  I really enjoy the spicy aroma in my home when I am baking it too!  I wish you could experience the smell right now!!!  Better than any candle.  

                                              PUMPKIN BREAD

  • 3 c sugar
  • 1/2 t baking powder 
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 3 1/2 c flour
  • 1 t each….salt, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg

Mix all dry ingredients, then add

  • 1 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c water 
  • 1 can pumpkin 15 oz.
  • 4 eggs
  • At times, I like to add chopped walnuts or pecans

Mix all well and bake in 2 loaf pans for 1-1 1/2 hours @ 325*

Here we are, mid October and the holiday season is right around the corner.  This recipe seemed timely because I love to start filling my freezer for easy “go tos” when company starts coming in.  It is great for breakfast, lunchtime with a beautiful salad, and certainly goes well with a cup of coffee or hot tea in the afternoon.  I love to have this bread on hand to pack in a travel bag.  It is a delightful gift to wrap and give a new neighbor, new mother, or anyone who needs a treat.  I sometimes bake this bread in small loaves for this purpose.

What are some of your favorite fall trends?

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