Thursday, October 23, 2008


Hope everyone is having a lovely morning. I just had the last piece of pumpkin bread that the girls and I made Sunday. It tuned out YYYUUUMMMYYY!!! I found a great recipe for pumpkin bread from my friend Jennifers blog, Jennifers Petal Palace, She gave me permission to share it with you on my blog. Sunday was a nice slow day at home. We missed church because the girls were sick and I knew we would all get alittle antsy, so I decided to have them help me back. Audrey helped me from the start while Jane layed on the couch with daddy. But eventually Jane came in to help.
I just love yummy breads, that I decided to post the recipes from my friends and my family. So make sure to stop back for more. Today the girls are going to help me make zuccini bread. I cannot wait! Have a great day. hugs, Ellen

Audrey is mixing the spices!
She is having so much fun!

Jane decided to join! Can you tell that Jane is much more sick than Audrey!

Here are the pumpin breads. This recipe makes 2 loafs. With the following recipe, I will have to tweek the time and temperature to work with my oven. It took me 90 minutes to bake. Next time I will bake them at 350 degrees for 60 minutes and probably 325 for the last 30 minutes. I do something similiar with my banana bread. This way the ends and bottom don't overcook. You might have to do the same thing.

Jen's Great Great Grandmoms (NANA) recipe for Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 cups pumpkin or pie filling
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup English walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and sugar in a seperate bowl. 3. Mix the eggs, pumpkin, and oil in a bowl. 4. Then add the dry ingredients together. 5. Beat until well blended. 6. Add the raisins and walnuts mixing by hand. 7. Flour loaf pans. 8. Bake 350 degrees for 60-70 min or until toothpick or knife comes out clean. Recipe makes 2 loaves. Enjoy! We did.
Tip: Smother your slice of pumpkin bread with peanut butter and then you will be in yummy heaven!


Cathy said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I absolutely love your pin cushions.

xo Cathy

Lynn said...

The bread looks delicious!! And your girls look so sweet helping you. I need to start thinking of all the yummy things I want to make for fall. Where does the time go?? :)


squawmama said...

I am so going to make that bread... It look so yummy... I love pumpkin anything... Thanks for the recipe... It's going right into the bloggers recipe file


Shirl said...

Hi Ellen, what a cute post and I know how delish this bread is! Your girls are adorable.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Jennifer said...

Ellen I am so glad you and your family loved the bread.Audrey and Jane are so adorable.I hope they are feeling better now.Jane does look sicker then Audrey poor little girl.I love your pink teapot!!!HUgs and hugs to the girls too.Love you,Jen

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH, I love that journey song!

Your girls are the cutest Ellen! I wish I could give them a get well bunny hug! But i bet you wouldnt mind givine them one for me, would you?? LOL

Did Dan have fun at the concert??? I feel so bad you couldnt go :(

Love you,

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Thank you ladies for all your sweet comments.

I will give the girls a hug Amy! Jane is still getting over it. Audrey is pretty much done with her cold. I will give them both hugs.

Oh and yes! I forgot to tell you. Dan did have a great time. Our seats where about 20 feet from the stage. Oh My Gosh! I was still up when he came home. I was reading my Romantic Country and Romantic Home Magazines. Well anyway, he came in the bedroom with a DRUM STICK. He caught the stick when the drummer from LED ZEPPLICA threw it in the air. To funny! He said all three bands were great! hugs, Ellen

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

That is awesome Ellen! I am glad he got to go and have a great time! We all need to do that now and then.

Love ya,

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Thanx Amy. I see you are up late like me! I should be in bed. hugs, Ellen

Angie said...

I love that tea pot :)