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Clinging to Fall with all my might

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Cooking, Recipes

I don’t enjoy “Teaser Spring”.  Spring means that it’s 60-70 degrees out and basically pretty much nicer weather.  One may need a jacket in the morning but if doing chores or the afternoon sun shines, well then it’s short sleeves all the way.  So for the past few weeks everyone’s been talking about Spring and I think they’re all full of it.  It aint Spring out there!  The other day it was 80 then the next day it snowed and now the temps are hoovering around 30.  This IS NOT Spring.

This is Teaser Spring.

The way I look at it is that if it’s this chilly and weird outside then I”m going to pretend it’s my favorite season of all, Fall.  There’s nothing better than Fall!  And you know what Fall means?  That’s right!  Fall is when the media people scare everyone into believing that there’s a pumpkin shortage and then everyone runs to the store and even though there appears to be 6 million cans of pumpkin on the shelves these poor people buy like 45 cans of it anyway.  Just.  In.  Case.

I wouldn’t know anything about those poor people who go out and do that.  Nothing at all.  That’s my story and I”m sticking to it.

Anyway, since it’s Teaser Spring and I’m pretending it’s Fall, I’ve been making some yummy pumpkin baked goods and this recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Bread has topped the list for my guys.  I adapted it from Coming Home with Gooseberry Patch is it is good.  Fabulous even.  So until it’s officially Spring I’ll keep making it.  But once it’s Spring for real then I’ll  move on to something else and use all that pumpkin for weight lifting or something.

You’ll need —

  • 1 regular size can of pumpkin
  • 3 C sugar
  • 1 C water
  • 1 C oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/3 C flour
  • 2 teas. baking soda
  • 1 teas. baking powder
  • 1 teas. salt
  • 1 Tabl. cinnamon
  • 1 teas. ground cloves
  • 1/2 teas. nutmeg
  • 1/2 teas. ground ginger


Mix the pumpkin, sugar, water, oil, and eggs in large bowl and beat until well mixed.

In another bowl, stir together remaining ingredients.

Add this to the wet mixture.

Pour the batter into two greased and floured loaf pans, dripping as you go.

Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes and your house will smell like heaven.  Then remove the pans and put on a rack for about 10 minutes next to the batch of breakfast burritos and chocolate sheet cake (it was a busy cooking day).

After about 10 minutes you can turn them out.





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