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Monday, May 30, 2011

Sweet Tooth

Here are some great recipes I've been making from around blogland, and the Internet.   

One of the things I love about Allrecipes is that you can search for recipes from whatever ingredients you have in your cupboard.  I have used this countless times trying to use up various things.  This time I found some evaporated milk in the pantry that was due to expire.  I had to pause for minute, just how long had it been in there?  In the end it didn't matter, because I found this recipe for custard, which I love, so I gave it a try.  It was great.  Really great.  I wish it weren't so great because I wanted to eat another right after the first.  Sigh.

Nutmeg on one for me, plain for hubby

I know, pumpkin bread in the spring, am I nuts?  No. Yes?  The kids and I all love pumpkin, so any time is the right time!  I really like this recipe I found, it is moist and tasty.  One regular sized can makes two loaves. Normally I made one and then a few days later make a second one.  Fabulous! You can see from the picture we had already attacked it before I thought to take a picture.


  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

I just started following this blog--Easily Good Eats She makes so many things that look and sound very tasty.  Including quite a few coconut recipes.  I LOVE coconut, it is right up there behind pumpkin in terms of how much I love it.  Anyway, these cookies were intriguing because they had only 4 ingredients.  I found them quite tasty, without being in your face sweet.  Rather mild, and as you can see I make them rather huge and thin--perfect!  I like when I have no clue what I'm doing and it turns out OK.  The second tray I didn't squash down as much and they didn't end up as nice.  How he got his cookies to look so gorgeous, I don't know.  Correction, I just read my replies and found out.  If you want gorgeous cookies, check out the think here.

And that's what I've been baking.  
Here is where I Hop: 


  1. Thank you so much for the mention! I am glad to read that they turned out OK. The 4-ingredient recipe is the basic version and you can experiment. For example use half flour and half rolled oats for a different texture and taste. If you use oil instead of butter you can test with different amounts of water/milk. If you use more water/milk the cookies will turn out crunchier and lighter since water evaporated when heating. I make them perfectly round using this tip:

    BTW she is a he:)

  2. now those are some awesome treats thanks for sharing

  3. Oh thank you so much for the correction--sorry about that. I've fixed it in the post!! I think that adding oatmeal sounds divine, I will try that next. Also thank you for the tip on making them round, I am such a lazy cook my things never look pretty enough. Even my husband liked these cookies, and he isn't a sweets guy.

  4. Wow, so many good treats to try! And pumpkin bread in the Spring sounds lovely.. as a matter of fact I have a can of pumpkin hanging out in the pantry.

  5. Pumpkin bread is good all the time!!!

  6. those coconut cookis sound great!

  7. Hey! I host a blog hop and would LOVE it if you came over and linked up! Here’s the link :)

  8. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!

  9. These look so yummy. Love your blog come and check out my blog

    Have a great day


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