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Colorado Springs, CO
Hey Everyone!! I'm Erika. I'm a 28 year old, fashion loving, food blogging, midwestern girl! I grew up on hearty meals and enjoying the simple life of South Dakota. Ever since leaving home I have found a love for baking and cooking. I started this blog for my family and friends so that they can see how food blog recipes REALLY turn out. When I'm not too busy running the fashion world and have time for the blogging world, I will try to update the blog weekly. I am not a professional and probably never will be, so don't expect too much from me. :) I just love to have fun, get messy and make the simple things. ENJOY!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pumpkin Bread

Lots of cooking and baking has been going on in my household! Lots of that has been done not only with love but beside my love! It's been fun baking with and for Craig. His number one request for Fall.... PUMPKIN BREAD!!

He doesn't enjoy all the icing or cream cheese on everything pumpkin so I searched out and found a great pumpkin bread recipe that doesn't need the sweet stuff to make it fantastic! 

This recipe makes a TON OF BREAD!! It would be perfect for Fall gifts, wrapped up and delivered. OR in my case, we just froze the loafs we didn't need right away! It will make 3 average size loafs but if you don't have 3 loaf pans, I had one small loaf pan and one large (deep) one that I used. 

I hope you are all enjoying the change of colors and the start of Fall! ENJOY!

1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
4 Eggs
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
2/3 Cup of Water
3 Cups of White Sugar
3 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger

Step One:
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Grease and flour bread pans with non-stick cooking spray
In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, oil, water, pumpkin and sugar until well blended.

Step Two:
In another large mixing bowl, mix together remaining ingredients; flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
Step Three:
Slowing add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, while mixing with a mixer. 

Step Four:
Pour into pans and bake. The baking time will differ depending on the size of your loaf pan. My regular size loaf pan took 50 mins. My big loaf pan took 80 mins. (I did cover my larger loaf at about 50 mins so that the top wouldn't burn.)

Step Five:
Let cool, serve and ENJOY!!

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