Tag Archive: Recipe

Pumpkin Bread

IMG_4551The leaves are changing color and the temperature outside is getting cooler.  Yes, things are changing all around us so today I will write a different kind of post.  I don’t think I’ve ever posted a recipe here on my blog before.  I’ve written a silly poem and posted that, but not a recipe.  But the season is changing so for just one day, so will my blog post.

The fall season at my home means it’s time to bake pumpkin bread.  I’ve even used it for gifts at times.  Usually I simply bake it into regular loaf pans, but in the past I have baked it in small loaf pans.  Then after the bread cooled I wrapped the little loaves in plastic wrap, tied a ribbon bow around each one and then added a tag.  Sometimes the tags simply said “Thank you!” and at other times they said “Merry Christmas” to my children’s teachers.  Whenever I have shared the pumpkin bread with others, people have asked for the recipe.  And you know it has to be good because it is originally from my mom who, by the way, is a very good cook.  So here it is for all of you!


Ingredients:  3 1/2 c. flour; 2 t. baking soda; 1 1/2 t. salt; 1 t. cinnamon; 1 t. nutmeg; 1/4 t. ginger; 3 c. sugar; 1 c. vegetable oil; 2/3 c. water; 4 eggs; 2 c. pumpkin (15 oz can).

Directions:  Mix all ingredients well.  Pour into two loaf pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Leave in pan to cool or cool in pan for 10 minutes and then loosen edges with a knife to remove from pan and cool on a cooling rack.

Enjoy your pumpkin bread and the fall season!

Mac & Cheese Mistake

Home made macaroni and cheese, with some dried...

Have you ever rushed through the grocery store, quickly checked off the items on your list and then headed home only to find that you picked up the wrong kind of one of the items that you needed?

My youngest son recently got braces.  Having been through this process before with two older children I stocked up on a week’s worth of applesauce, chicken noodle soup and macaroni and cheese.  Only this time when I went to make the mac and cheese it was different.  Ugh.  Instead of picking up the original box I bought the “thick and creamy” kind.  Oh well, we would give it a try.

It turned out that the thick and creamy mac and cheese is way better than the original mac and cheese.  Who knew?

So maybe Romans 8:28 works even with grocery shopping.  And macaroni and cheese.  Paul wrote to Christians in Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose,” (NIV).

In all things – even things that seem like mistakes – God works for the good of those who love Him.  Even in the little things like mac and cheese.