Thanksgiving is a time of year when you can reflect on your blessings from the past year, spend quality time with your family and of course, enjoy a sumptuous dinner with them on Thanksgiving night! For my family, Thanksgiving is always a wonderful time to get together and just enjoy lots of yummy food!
Speaking of Thanksgiving dinner, have you decided on a menu yet? I spent a good amount of time yesterday browsing through my favorite magazines, cookbooks and online cooking sites to gather some great recipe ideas for Thanksgiving. I've always wanted to try baking a good pumpkin bread. My husband and I love the pumpkin bread slices from Starbucks with our coffee and I told him I will try and find a good recipe for pumpkin bread and we'll see what happens. So yesterday, I woke up early and went to my favorite grocery store, Food Lion, to get a few missing ingredients for my very first pumpkin bread recipe! I already had most of the ingredients in my kitchen pantry so that made the task even easier. Plus, I didn't have to spend too much time at the grocery store and get sidetracked. Whew, I do that all the time and end up never finishing my tasks for the day, lol.
(1) 15 oz. can pumpkin puree 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs 2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter 2 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup applesauce 1 tsp ground cinnamon
2/3 cup water 1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 cups white sugar 1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp ground ginger
And while you're at it, get inspired with a new holiday recipe and enter Food Lion's Holiday Bake-Off Contest! Simply submit your favorite holiday recipe using your favorite Food Lion product(s) in any of the four categories: appetizer, entree, side dish, or dessert. There will be 12 grand prize winners who will receive a $500 Food Lion gift card! Wow, who couldn't use a nice grocery gift card with all these holiday cookin' we have to do? :)
Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Food Lion. I received a promotional item to facilitate my shopping experience and review.”
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About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter and/or Facebook.