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Yummiest Pumpkin Bread Ever

This recipe has been a family secret for years — hopefully my mom isn’t TOO mad at me for sharing it with all of you! It always gets raving reviews from my friends, and it’s so simple to make. My 7-year-old daughter made 3 loaves of it today for our Thanksgiving festivities tomorrow. Here’s how to make it! 1. Mix dry ingredients. In one bowl, mix together 1½ cups flour, ¼ tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 Tbsp cinnamon, and 2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice. Stir well. 2. Mix wet ingredients. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup pumpkin, 1 cup Read More

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Weekly Menu: November 22nd-28th

THANKSGIVING!!!!! Need I say anything more, really? This has got to be one of my favorite weeks of the year. All of my favorite foods grace the table: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin bread, cranberry sauce, pie, pie, pie…. YUM. (I know, I know, I can’t even eat half of it now because of my PCOS, but I can still smell them!) This week is a little weird, because I’m hardly cooking at all. We have a few holiday dinners to attend, a wedding & rehearsal dinner on the weekend, and we’ll have tons of Thanksgiving leftovers to eat up as well. So let’s look Read More

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DIY Thankful Tree

One of my favorite November traditions is making a Thankful Tree. At the beginning of the month, we put leaves on the tree with all the things we are thankful for. Then each day, we take down a leaf, and say prayers of thanksgiving for that thing. In years past, I usually hand cut a tree out of construction paper, and hand cut all the little leaves. It. was. exhausting. I decided this year that I was going to make a nice reusable tree. I was able to get all the supplies for only $3 (I only bought 2 items and I already had the rest). Read More