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Is it fall yet? Time for some pumpkin related foods!

Posted on 16. Sep, 2012 in Food

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread ~Bring on fall!!

This bread tastes amazing- it’s super moist and has the perfect amount of pumpkin in it.

 INGREDIENTS

3 eggs, lightly beaten (2 egg whites & 1 egg)

1 cup sugar (1/2 cup of sugar & 1/2 cup of truvia)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup butter, melted (or 1 cup oil or 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1-2 cups shredded zucchini

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Add pumpkin, butter (or oil/applesauce) and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until breads test done. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves.

Thanks to Six Sisters Stuff, they keep providing yummy recipes and I just keep tweaking them for my preferences.

How to Cook with Pumpkin

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 in Food

Here are 11 great recipes to use with pumpkin.  It is not just for pie and breads anymore! Check it out.  Pumpkin has so many healthy attributes, it should be in everything!

Banana Blueberry Bread

Posted on 10. Oct, 2011 in Food

This bread is so tasty. It is easy to make and fun to watch others enjoy it.

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3 tablespoons canola oil

1 cup mashed ripe banana

3/4 cup blueberries

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, grits, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine oil, banana, blueberries, and eggs; add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist.

Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.

Options:

Add 1 cup of pumpkin for a fall taste.

Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

Add 1/2 cup of cranraisins or regular raisins.  And cut the blueberries in 1/2.

Nacho Pizza Bread – YUMMY!

Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 in Food

Rachel Ray has again come up with a fabulous, 30 minute, kid loved recipe.  Try this for dinner and see the smiles! (more…)

What belongs in the Perfect Refrigerator?

Posted on 01. Apr, 2010 in Food

The Perfect Refrigerator

What belongs in a Perfect Refrigerator? Is it just any yogurt, spinach or fat-free salad dressings? I have researched many articles to compile this list of items to stock your fridge with that are essential for your health, happiness—and pocketbook.

1. The Perfect Dairy Snack – Stonyfield Farms Organic OIKOS Plain Yogurt. Personally, I prefer Trader Joe’s Organic Greek Non-Fat Yogurt with Honey, but no one asked my opinion.

2. The Perfect Eggs – Eggland’s Best Eggs.

3. The Perfect Salsa – Desert Pepper Trading Co. Roasted Tomato Chipotle Corn Salsa. Salsa is always a healthy alternative and dieter’s dream instead of ketchup, sour cream or ranch. (more…)