Oct 16, 2017

{Exciting News and the Pumpkin Recipe I promised}


Well let's start with the exciting news!!!

 Grandbaby #6 is on the way!

We are so excited. Our family is growing by leaps and bounds. Our youngest daughter shared that she will be adding another sweet baby to our family. Blessings just keep a coming!

Just seems like this sweet girl was born yesterday and here she is going to be a big sister. Join me as we pray for a healthy pregnancy for our daughter and a healthy baby.

"Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children". Proverbs 17:6

Well, as I have promised I have the recipe for you for the pumpkin bread with chocolate chips and caramel sauce..


This is so easy to make. I do little things ahead of time that helps me in the kitchen when baking as I am sure you do too.

Isn't that just a pretty pumpkin orange?

I like to go ahead and grab all my ingredients and get them on my counter for starters.


I also grab all bowls, cups and spoons that I may need along with a wet dish cloth to clean up any spills I may have. I always grab a big bowl to toss empty cans, containers, carton's, egg shells, or etc. in as well so I can easily toss.
Love my Rachel Ray baking dishes.

And...while I am waiting on my (whatever to bake) I usually treat myself to something. LOL!




And it just happened to be this delicious Gourmet candy corn. Do you see that it has chocolate and cinnamon in it? I had to discipline myself so I would not eat the whole bag at one time SO I....

Went outside and picked some flowers and made myself a pretty bouquet. The only good thing about the temps still being hot is that I still have flowers blooming.

And...I love my Rachel Ray pots and pans too! Easiest dishes I have ever seen to clean up so good!

Soon as I took my bread out of the oven I began to make my caramel sauce. Caramel sauce is so easy to make but mercy you gotta watch it close. IT WILL BURN!
 You can't be texting with your daughters while making caramel sauce! LOL!


While the bread was still warm I poured my caramel sauce over the top and just let is drizzle down the sides.
I've made lots of pumpkin bread in the past but this was really the most moist recipe I have used.

Now for the Recipe: I found this recipe on Pinterest but changed a few things...which I am bad to do...Yikes!

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ sticks butter, melted
1 (15 oz.) can of Pumpkin
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 5x10 loaf pan with Pam or whatever you like to use.
In a medium size bowl mix together by spoon or whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Put that aside. 

In another bowl place your two sugars and melted butter and stir well. Add your pumpkin, vanilla and eggs and mix well. 

Now take your dry ingredients and add a little at the time to your wet ingredients and stir as you add. At this point is when I added 1 cup of chocolate chips.  Mix well and pour into your loaf pan and bake for about 50-55 minutes. 

Let cool for 5-10 minutes before turning that wonderful smelling bread out onto your favorite plate or pretty dish. 

If you want to add the caramel glaze add it while the bread is warm.
 You can google Caramel sauce for recipes.

You can add nuts, top it with powered sugar or cream cheese frosting. 

And...it is so dang good! 




Next week I will share my Carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting topped with pecans. GOOD GRIEF! I am seriously going to have to QUIT baking! 

Sneak peak....

 
 I hope you will make some pumpkin bread during the holiday season. Make yourself a loaf and one for a gift. Be a blessing to someone this week. 

 O Taste and see that the Lord is good....
Psalm 34:8

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

 







64 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy! I love the way pumpkin bread baking makes my house smell so delicious. I bet your house smelled amazing.
    I love that spoon you have that has the little indentation for hanging on the bowl. That's ingenious. Is that Rachel Ray too?
    CONGRATULATIONS on the newest member of your wonderful family!! I love that time of waiting for a new life to come into mine, and I know you love that too. I will pray for a healthy pregnancy, and love abounding for this little one :)
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. That is a Rachel Ray spoon. Isn't it neat? Of course it will fit on either side of pot but I am left handed so I place to the left the dip in the spoon is backwards! LOL! (To me anyway) Thanks for the prayer for our daughter and precious unborn grandbaby. We are excited.

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  2. Congratulations Cindy to your family on the news of a new baby. That pretty grand girl will make a great big sister. Thanks for recipe on the pumpkin bread and I am sending it to my sister. She loves that stuff. I have never made caramel sauce but I like it. Especially on ice cream. Now those cookies look amazing!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. You will love those cookies girl. Actually, it is probably cheaper and a lot less trouble to make Caramel sauce but when time allows, I like to make my own. Thanks for the congrats.

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  3. Awesome, Awesome news, my friend. I AM SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    That bread looks so good....hope you have a beautiful week.

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    1. Thank you Linda. We are excited. The bread was really good.

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  4. This sounds amazing and so delicious for fall! I'll be trying it for sure.

    Congratulations on that new baby. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey. Wish I had some of your corn bread right now though with a pot of chili! LOL!

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  5. How exciting! Congrats pn the coming addition to the family, Cindy. You are catching up with me, lol! Your loaf looks so yummy!....Christine

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    1. Thanks Christine. I know I am catching up with you now! LOL!

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  6. Congratulations on another new baby to love on. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and newborn...and while we are praying we'll pray for a smooth delivery.

    I am saving that pumpkin bread recipe to my files. LOVE the addition of the caramel sauce.

    Have a wonderful week- xo Diana

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    1. Awe thank you so much Diana. So glad you stopped by today dear lady.

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  7. I just read your comment in my email and had to race on over for your exciting news!!! Oh my Cindy, I am so happy for you and your family. I know you love your grandbabies so very much.
    Your pumpkin bread looks so yummy. I only wish that I could share a slice with you. Your teacup is such a pretty, one, too. I can't wait to see the carrot cake cookie recipe...they look awesome!!!

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    1. Thanks Kitty. We are excited. Your new grandgirl is simply beautiful! Loved her little picture. Yes, I so wish we could share a slice of something with our tea. Hugs and blessings dear friend, Cindy

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  8. Exciting news about the new baby.
    Looking forward to the carrot cookie recipe.

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  9. The bread looks awesome Cindy. Congratulations to you! I am so happy to hear this news! :)

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  10. Congratulations on grandbaby #6! I'm drooling over your caramel pumpkin bread and look forward to the carrot cake coookies. Last weekend, I purchased pumpkin spice cookies from the local grocery store but they were too mushy to my liking. Now I'm wondering if cream cheese frosting would have saved them?!?

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    1. Thank you Margie. Cream cheese will save anything! LOL! Glad you stopped by lady.

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  11. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting !! This pumpkin bread with caramel sauce looks amazing. I love anything pumpkin!

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  12. Well, congratulations! I can't say that pumpkin with chocolate chips really appeals to me, but I can just leave them out. :o)) Happy week!

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  13. Congrats again on a sweet, new grandbaby. Jack's grandmother used to make pumpkin bread at Christmas in coffee cans...I'll never forget that, or how good it was. But those cookies...mercy! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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    1. Thanks again Deb. A coffee can huh? I don't guess I have heard of that. Finding a coffee can made out of real tin would be hard today to find wouldn't it?

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  14. I made pumpkin bread today also....only I did not top mine off the way you did. YUMMY....congrats on the new babe.

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  15. Congratulations on your exciting news!! I'll be keeping everyone in my prayers. You certainly are blessed!!! The pumpkin bread recipe sounds delicious - gonna have to give it a try. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Zenda. We appreciate the prayers as well. Hope you are doing well lady.

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  16. Oh, how wonderful! I LOVE pumpkin!!! This looks so delicious! And, congratulations on the new baby coming into your lives!! God bless you always, sweet friend..always a joy to visit with you!!!!

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  17. Good Morning Dear!
    So very happy for you! Life is good and blessed for sure.
    This recipe sounds amazing!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma. So glad to see you pop in this morning.

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  18. Hi Cindy, Congrats to your sweet family on the upcoming newest grand on the way!! Such an exciting time. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It looks delicious!! Wishing you a wonderful week filled with many more blessings! xo

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  19. Never heard of chocolate/cinnamon candy corn!!!! I will love it. Congratulations on the new grandbaby and will be praying for your daughter's pregnancy. I am so very happy for you. Can't wait for that cookie recipe next week!

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    1. The candy corn was gifted to me through a tea cup exchange. I loved it. Thanks for your prayers.

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  20. Congratulations again on your growing family! I know you must be beside yourself! When making pumpkin bread (usually Paula Deen's recipe) I add chocolate chips to at least one of them...I make pumpkin, zucchini and banana bread every year during the holidays...my big grand boys get their own every year as part of their gift. I have never seen one with caramel sauce but OH MY GOODNESS, does that look scrumptious!! I really must try your recipe! Thanks for sharing! Blessings on your week, my friend!

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    1. Thanks again my friend. Oh I know your the bigger grandboys love getting their very own Nana's homemade goodies! How sweet. Girl I can eat caramel just cause it's caramel! LOL!

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  21. I have my go-to pumpkin bread recipe that I just love but this looks too good not to save for the next time I bake. Those cookies look scrumptious! I am going to want to eat them all, and maybe I will.

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    1. The cookies are so good Ann Marie. They actually remind me of little mini cinnamon rolls.

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  22. Oh my, I got so wrapped up in your delicious looking baking that I forgot to congratulate you on your new grandbaby! What fun! Congratulations!!

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  23. Congrats on this new baby...pray for health for both mama and baby.
    I am going to make your bread...thanks so much

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  24. Cindy, congrats to your younger daughter and hubby and to all of you. Grandchildren are such a blessing! Oh how I wish I had a slice of your pumpkin bread right now! Hugs!

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  25. Congratulations on the news of another grandbaby. They are such fun, aren't they? The pumpkin bread sounds delicious! Candy Corn Jelly Bellies? Oh, my!!!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Thank you Adrienne. That candy corn was sooooo good.

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  26. Congrats on the new grandbaby :) The bread looks so tasty!

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  27. Congrats on the Great News! :) as far as the rest... you are terrible for my diet! :) LOL!

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    1. Thanks Monica. Girl you best not look at the next post I will make as I am putting the carrot cake cookies I made on there! AND THEY ARE SO GOOD! LOL!

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  28. Congratulations to your family! How exciting!! :)

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  29. Happy Happy Happy!
    What great news! I liove babies! God is so good.

    I can’t stop drooling. Your recipes look so yummy.

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  30. Congrats!!! Another grandbaby!! Praying for a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby!!
    And your pumpkin bread looks so yummy!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  31. What? That cute little munchkin is going to be a big sister? How old is she Cindy? Blessings to your daughter so she may have a healthy pregnancy and an easy labor. You are very rich my friend in the things that matter.

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes I am RICH in the things that count the most.

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  32. Congratulations on the new grandbaby coming! We just found out our 2nd grandson and his wife are expecting in June! So exciting! Our other grandson has two little girls under 14 months!!

    That pumpkin bread looks/sounds delicious!

    Katherine

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    1. Congratulations to you all as well. Oh my! two girls under 14 months of age? I bet it's like having twins. Glad you stopped by.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy