Pumpkin Puree to Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin season!! Whoot Whoot!!  Yesterday I made pumpkin puree (which is so easy, by the way).  I have made homemade puree many different times over the years and decided to get busy with it this year, because Pinterest is popping up sooooo many yummy looking pumpkin recipes.  I don’t always follow recipes, but I use them as a guide to make what it is I am looking for.  I found this recipe and used the cream cheese middle. I did not try the whole recipe of Crissy’s but it looks delicious as well.  The reason why I tried a different bread is because I wanted to find one that was going to be a little more dense and moist.  So, I went to one that had sour cream in the recipe.  Here was the recipe I got for the bread part.  I tweaked it just a bit and will share the full recipe I did at the end of this post.  But first, I will share how to make your own pumpkin puree for these recipes.

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Crisps & a Baby Shower

My cousin and I put together a fall Baby Shower for another one of our cousins.  We had fun with the mountain, deer, arrows, and adventure theme.  We chose various blues and greys as our color pallet.

I was in charge of making a few banners… here is what the madness looked like.


We decided to serve a few simple appetizers… but the main dessert we chose to make was a variety of fruit crisps and cobblers.  My cousin, Mary decided to take on the cobblers, which left me with the crisps.  There is something so comforting about a cobbler or a crisp.

Recipe is as follows:

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