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Friday, September 8, 2023

Pumpkin Bread Easy Recipe


Pumpkin Bread Easy Recipe - (Breads, Rolls)


3 cups sugar
1 cup salad oil
4 eggs
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin
3 1/2 cup flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Combine ingredients with an electric mixer. Divide batter into 3 greased bread pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until done. (Freezes well too.)

Thoughts On Pumpkin Bread:

At the time of this recipe blog post, we are coming to the close of the summer months. It is still warm during the day here in Missouri, but it is nice and cool at night. This pumpkin bread will almost make you think of banana bread when you bite into it, but it has a really nice pumpkin flavor. If you have never had pumpkin bread, you are in for a treat with this recipe. You might never think of pumpkins the same way again after trying it. During the fall time, I always try to get at least one pumpkin for decorating but this recipe makes me want to use it for cooking again. I also like saving the seeds for roasting in the oven. You can add any season you like for that and I may share a recipe I like later on.

Extra Information:

Did you know that pumpkins originated from central America and they began being used for cooking as far back as before the birth of Christ? You can learn more about the history of pumpkins by visiting Classic History. They also share a great recipe as well.

Quick Question:

Have you ever made pumpkin bread? Have you ever eaten pumpkin seeds? I am sure you have been involved in making a jack-o-lantern or just used a pumpkin as outdoor decoration. What are your thoughts on this recipe? If you missed my last recipe I will share it here. It is not a sweet recipe but it is one that will go well with fall weather. It is called Tortilla Soup Easy Recipe and I am sure you will like it if you have not tried it before.

My Thoughts:

I wanted to share a picture of a KitchenAid stand mixer my daughter is wanting to purchase. If you have been reading my posts you will know that she is quite the baker. She mostly focuses on cookies and browning and sells them at the local farmer's market. I haven't been able to get her to several of the last markets because I have had to work on Fridays. The market hours are from 2:30pm to 6:30pm on Fridays. I work a sencon shift job and we start at 3:15pm so when I work that makes it impossible for me to help my daughter get to market. She has been saving her money for a mixer but she is not met her goal yet. She loves the yellow mixer. I think that one is the best too.

I just wanted to say thank you for reading my recipe blog post and to let you know that it helps. If you are interested in helping me to help my daughter reach her goal you can share this post with your friends. It is my goal to share great recipes and entertaining content. I might share trivial information about my life but I am always looking for great people to share with. I am very interested in your comments or opinions. Please feel free to share.

I hope you have a happy Friday and a great weekend. Thank you very much for visiting!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

The Reward You Receive When Your Child Learns


A while back, my youngest daughter Zoe asked me if she could sell her baked goods at the local farmers market. It impressed me that she wanted to do this. 

She is such a great little baker and I believe I have mentioned this in previous blog posts. I love to cook and taught her some things about cooking and how to make a recipe her own. I’m not much of a baker, but when she expressed an interest in baking, I told her to take what I taught her about cooking on top of the stove and apply it to baking. She has done this very well, and I have benefitted so much by watching her progress as a baker. I really love tasting her creations. Her cookies, cupcakes, and brownies, are super!

I knew that she didn’t know what would go into getting things together to sell at a farmer’s market, but I also knew it would be a great opportunity for her to learn. It is stressful for her to meet deadlines for the market and deadlines for orders for her baking as well.

I had to take the role of a manager and give her a push now and then, but she has proved true to her word. I told her that if she really wanted to do it that it would be a lot of work. I watched her work very hard baking all day and night while I got market supplies together for her. A tent, table, chairs, and other market supplies were necessary.

After a few markets and some money earned for her, we were able to reflect on our experience together. She expressed to me that it opened her mind. She said most people don’t know what goes into doing something like that. To hear her tell me what she’s learned so far touched me. She has gained a greater awareness. She had a preconceived idea of the market but to hear her share what she learned is a reward for me as a parent.

She had an idea, set a goal, and went to work. She has grown. Maybe I’m thinking too much about it. Maybe I’m not thinking enough.

As our conversation continued the comment concerning what we learned together made us ask another question. What are other future experiences we might have preconceived ideas about, and what else might we learn from our experiences? It questions the possibility of the unknown I think. 

We should stay open and wait to judge until we search and see. It wasn’t as easy as we thought and we learned more than we thought we would. My children are my teachers too. 

It may be a little trip into philosophy but well worth the journey.

Is there something in your life you are wondering about? What would it be like? You might be hesitant to see. There could be challenges. Think about your experiences. You made it through in the past. What did you learn? Your lessons are valuable. You’ve gained a greater consciousness having had those experiences. Some may be good and some may be bad.

As I mentioned, it is a great reward and one you deserve to have. I am writing about both a reward as a parent and the reward of being open to what is possible for you to try.

I hope this post is an encouragement for you. I would love to get your feedback on it. Please share anything and let me know what you think. Let's continue the conversation.

Here is a video on YouTube about staying open to learning new experiences.

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