Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time Out for Women

I was able to attend Time Out for Women on the 15th-16 of October with my sisters, mom & cousin. I always love TOFW & look forward to the break from life to be able to sit & listen to inspirational talks about how amazing I am as a woman, wife & mother. If you've never been, check it out for next year! This is my scrapbook page for the event.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I think Fall is fast becoming one of my favorite times of year (I'm not sure anything will ever beat out Christmas), mainly because of all the wonderful foods I love to make during fall. I can also finally leave my doors & windows open to let in the cool air (Arizona cool, way different than anywhere else!). I made a batch of Pumpkin Bread yesterday & thought you might like the recipe to try out for yourself. I always make my quick breads in mini-loaf pans mainly because every time I try it in the big loaf pan half of the bread ends up sticking when I try to pull out the loaf, creating a tasty, but otherwise ugly loaf of bread. Mini-loaves are also perfect for gifting, great for dropping by to a friend, or someone who's feeling a little down. Just wrap it in a cute tea towel, add a little note, and you're good to go. Anywho! Here's the recipe:

Pumpkin Bread
2 cups pumpkin (like the canned stuff, or make your own pumpkin puree)
2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup oil
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix together the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, salt, eggs & oil until smooth. Combine flour & baking soda. Stir them into the wet mixture. Grease 2 loaf pans (or, if you do mini-loaves, it filled 5 when I did it), and pour in batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (or about 35 minutes for mini-loaves). Be sure to do the toothpick test, that's the best way to tell if they're ready. Cool 5 minutes in pans, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Prepare yourself

Can I just say, I'm in love with this page! Not only does the moment portrayed hold special meaning for me, that of holding my precious baby for the first time, but paired with the lullaby that my mom sang to me when I was little, it just tugs at my heart. I don't know if it will have the same effect on you, but I just love to look at it.