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Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! For the first time in a couple of years, we went to someone else’s house and didn’t have to do the cooking. Being a good guest though, I baked some mighty tasty bread to bring along. This recipe has been hanging out on my Pinterest board for a couple of years now and it was time to give it a whirl. The result? Awesome. Sweet and tart.

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Recipe Here

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From Spooky to Sci-Fi

September through October was my horror/paranormal marathon reading in honor of the Halloween season. November means it’s officially Sci-Fi month! I’m ready for the change but before we leap into a new genre, here’s a recap of a spooky two months of reading.

Book Reviews:

Fire & Ash

Gather the Daughters – Book Review

Curtsies & Conspiracies – Book Review

A Monster Calls – Book Review

The Witchfinder’s Sister – Book Review

Home Improvement: Undead Edition – Book Review

Kitty Goes to Washington – Book Review

A Season with the Witch – Book Review

Raven – Book Review

Recipes:

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Buttermilk Pumpkin Bread

I consider the season a success and I am ready to plunge head long into science fiction month.

Do you plan to participate in Science Fiction month? How so?

 

Strawberry Crinkle Cookies

Cheap, easy, delicious! The whole batch was gone in less than 24 hours. (It made a good amount of cookies too.)

I calculated, this cookie recipe cost me $3.50 to make. Prepare for a very sticky dough, but if you quickly drop it into the powdered sugar and roll it around, it becomes much easier to handle. Based on the ingredients, you could easily switch up the flavors.

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Left side no sprinkles, right side sprinkles. (They didn’t stick very well.)

Recipe Here

Chocolate Cupcakes W/White Choc. Frosting

Oooooo daddy. These were tasty. They were a combination of two different blog recipes. Problem is, the frosting recipe is lost to the recesses of time and only thanks to the impeccable Ignited Moth was I able to make it once again. So I will not be able to link you the site but I will give instructions on how to create it yourself.

First, the cupcakes. Recipe Here. (You’ll see a wondrous peanut butter frosting recipe with it. I’m hoping to try it one day, but today was not the day.) These are dark, delicious and moist. I chose that word strictly for it’s descriptive qualities but if it makes you cringe a little bit too, that’s okay. I like making people uncomfortable sometimes.

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Frosting is super easy provided you follow the instructions correctly the first time. Not like myself who fucked up a batch my first go and had to run back out to the store at 9 pm to get more supplies.

1 package instant pudding mix (any flavor!) I chose white chocolate this round.

Milk

1 tub cool whip

In a large mixing bowl, mix pudding mix with just enough milk to make a cake batter-like consistency. Then use about 1/2 of the tub of cool whip and fold it into the pudding mix. From here, taste test. You may add more cool whip as you see fit. Too much cool whip dilutes the flavor of the pudding mix. You should have a mousse-like consistency. Slap it on those sweet cakes!

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Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread

Have you been looking for a show stopping recipe to bring to family gatherings this holiday season? Then I present my early holiday present to you, good bloggers! This may be my favorite recipe this year so far. Don’t let it intimidate you, it is surprisingly easy. But pay attention to my advice below and avoid disaster the first time around. (It took to me two batches to be successful and I will explain why.)

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My first batch was done in a regular loaf pan. While it tasted great, my down fall came when it was time to get the bread OUT of the pan. The bread proves to be rather heavy and it simply fell out in chunks despite being properly greased. So this batch was eaten with fingers directly from the pan. While not a horrible thing to do while at home, at a family event you’ll probably get your hands slapped and be yelled at about your terrible manners.

So with my second batch, I purchased disposable tin bread loaf pans. They were smaller than my regular pans so I used 3 tin pans instead of 2 regular loaf pans. This way, should I need to, I could simply cut off the pan and then serve on a plate sliced to perfection. This was the way to go. Mission successful.

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Recipe Here

 

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Oh, did you think you were safe from pumpkin recipes since it’s long past Halloween? Well dear reader, you don’t know me very well. I will push the pumpkin all the way until Thanksgiving.

These were delicious sugar cookies, however the pumpkin didn’t really come through. Despite that, I would definitely make them again.

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Recipe Here