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Isn’t Fall the best…

A ocllection of fall pumpkins and leaves

A collection of fall pumpkins and leaves

Fall decorating, crafts and

recipes are the best.  It’s getting

colder outside, the leaves are falling,

and we begin to prepare for the colder

months and getting ready for the holidays.

Nature becomes beautiful with all the colors, the air becomes crisp, the breeze starts to blow and the leaves are now falling to the ground.

Don’t get me wrong…..I LOVE SUMMER, it’s great.  But there is something really special about fall.

Mini Pumpkins courtesy Free Images

Mini Pumpkins courtesy Free Images

The first things that comes to my mind in fall is pumpkins.

Fall Streusel-Pumpkin-Bread courtesy of Google images

Fall Streusel-Pumpkin-Bread courtesy of Google images

PUMPKIN ANYTHING

I LOVE PUMPKIN!!

Pumpkin pie, Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin lattes, Pumpkin cakes, Anything Pumpkin!

 

Fall apple crisp courtesy of google images

Fall apple crisp courtesy of google images

Apples are a close second.

Put some caramel, chocolate

and/or nuts on an apple

YUMMY!!  TO DIE FOR!!  

I make my own caramel and homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer,               stay tuned…….                                  recipes will follow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 They are the best.

Now that Halloween is over our thoughts migrate to Thanksgiving, being with family and/or friends, favorite traditions and family favorite recipes.

Scarecrow courtesy of Free Images

What do you LOVE about Fall?

What are your FAVORITE RECIPES?

What is your favorite way to decorate

for Autumn, the FALL and THANKSGIVING?

 

Have a Crafty day,

Linda

 

Grandma’s Date Nut Bread! Another Family Favorite Recipe

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Date Nut Bread – Grandma’s Holiday Recipe

 This date nut bread also is a staple for our Holiday Table!  This family favorite recipe comes from my grandma again!  She was such a great cook, as all our grandmother’s are!  Mr CraftiLadi already had to eat some of the bread….I snuck a piece too!

YUMMY….so good.

I LOVE to bake, especially around the holidays.

 

Here are the ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 c flour

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c sugar

Sift the above ingredients  together and

add 3/4 C ground walnuts, and 3/4 C chopped dates.

Now mix the ingredients  below together  and add to above.

  •  2 Tbsp shortening  (I use coconut o
  •  1 beaten egg
  • 1 C orange juice (you may need to add more)
Holiday Date Nut Bread Recipe Steps

Holiday date Nut Bread Recipe Steps

Bake in a loaf pan @ 350 degree oven for 50 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.  Cover the first 20 minutes.

We spread peanut butter and/or butter on each slice.I hope you enjoy this bread as much as my family does!

Please share you favorite family recipes in the comments,

                                                           Have a crafty day,

                                                          Linda

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with Bananas

Baked Pumpkin Banana OatmealI am always looking for creative , new, delicious recipes.  Baked oatmeal is the best!  Then add pumpkin…..and bananas!   Sooooo good, and healthy too!!!

I love fall recipes!  This will definitely become a favorite breakfast recipe in our house…..

I was looking for something different and came across this recipe for Baked Oatmeal with Pumpkin and Bananas from Gina at Skinnytaste.com   She has such great recipes….

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