Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my blog friends! May the laughter and love flow as freely as the gravy on each and every one of your dinner tables!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pink Saturday

Hello, and welcome to another fun Pink Saturday! Our host is Beverly from Thanks Beverly! Isn't this Christmas card just darlingI found this gorgeous pink tree on someones blog, but I don't remember who it was. If anyone knows, please let me know so I can give them credit.

Don't these look yummy? I can't figure out how they made the layers.

Some more cute cards!

I love this Christmas ball wreath!

This pretty pink slipper is from e-bay seller jazzy1222. She has beautiful offerings, so pretty and feminine. Maybe you will find a Christmas present for someone special or even for yourself. She makes things in several different styles and colors also, so if you see something you like in lavender, ask, and she maybe can make it in pink or white. Thanks for coming by, and don't forget to visit Beverly's for more pink participants.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Easy Pumpkin Bread

I love pumpkin bread, and this recipe is sure to make people think you spent hours in the kitchen making it from scratch! You will need a box of Pillsbury pumpkin flavor quick bread. Raisins, walnuts (if desired)

butter, and a box of oatmeal (not instant) Follow directions on the pumpkin bread, and mix in 1/2 cup of raisins, and 1/2 cup of walnuts finely chopped. Grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan, or use cooking spray like Pam. I pop it into the oven, and while it bakes for 20 min, I prepare this topping.

I use this topping for apple crumb pie, but discovered it tastes great on pumpkin bread too. Makes it taste more like homemade. In a medium bowl combine:

3/4 C brown sugar

1/2 C all purpose flour

1/2 C rolled oats (not instant)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 C butter

I cut the butter into small little pieces, and mix it all together with a fork until it resembles course crumbs. You will have enough mixture for 2 or three loaves of bread, depending how much topping you put on each one. If you only want to make one, you can cut the recipe in half, or save it in the fridge in a container. Mine has kept for several weeks. I find the topping works best by baking the bread for 20 min first, then spoon on your topping, and continue baking about another 20 min or until done. If you put the topping on first, it kind of sinks down, and doesn't come out as nice. I have made several of these for the holidays as well as given them for gifts. Pop them into the freezer, and you have a great homemade like dessert for company stopping by. Enjoy!