Friday, September 28, 2012

Pumpkin Bread

It's been a rather busy week, but I did find time to bake and cook a lot this last Tuesday. I really try to knock out several meals in one day since I have such a late work schedule. I hate the thought that my husband will not be eating a homemade meal if I don't have a bunch of stuff in the fridge...  It's a quirk of mine.  :D

I made a pumpkin cheesecake that I will blog about later because it is simply amazing.  AMAZING.

Here is the pumpkin bread though...  It's a little easier than the cheesecake if you want to attempt something yummy.

2 1/4 cup all purposed flour
1 T Pumpkin Spice
2 t Baking Powder
1/2 t salt
2 Eggs
2 C Sugar
15 Oz Can Pumpkin
1/2 C Oil
1 C Cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 9 x 5 bread loaf pans.

Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another.  Then add them together just until moistened.  You can add the cranberries, but you don't have to.  I did add walnuts too for some extra texture.  

Evenly pour the mixture in to the pans. They bake for 55-60 minutes and once they pass the toothpick test, they are done!  The edges do get slightly brown, but I like that. You can put tinfoil around the edges if you'd like it less brown....  :D 

Let cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan!

Here is my breakfast today.... Cocoa, bread, slippers and internets.  :D

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Renaissance Festival

I rode an elephant.  There is not much to say after that.  I never thought I'd ride one, but I did it for love.  My five year old nephew insisted on it... and, well, I'm a good aunt, I guess.

Here are just a few pics of our day together! 

Like a true medieval gent, he ate a giant turkey leg....

And was announced a brave knight that he is... 
(Kids games are fun to watch... He was so proud of his prizes!  Two necklaces.)

If you ever get the chance to journey to a Renaissance Festival, I advise doing it... The food is always great and the entertainment is really fun.  Seeing the more odd costumes is the best really.  :D

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I got absolutely no creating done, but enjoyed every moment of it!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


If you've been reading my blog at all lately, you've seen this cowl.  It's my favorite.  (Don't tell the others!)

Since I love it so, I've been recreating it in different colors.  I haven't gone away from the gray though.  I HAVE tried to mix other colors, but I don't like it if it's not gray/silver with another color.  Weird, but true.

Here is a shot of the purple when I was working on it... The bright purple next to the gray is so pretty!  And the gray yarn has a thread of silver metallic through it for a little sparkle!

I'm hoping to do a quick photo shoot with my photographer/cousin Karen next month...  Then they'll be on both of my sites!

Now to go knit that orange and gray one....

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Making a list...

And checking it twice....

I feel like Santa.  No, wait, I don't.  I feel like I'm making a huge list of things I want for Christmas. There, that's better.  I can't stop favorite-ing things on Etsy.

Like this owl.  He sold though.  He would have been happy at my house.

Hound Dog Digs

I like animals, I guess, since I keep liking bunny stuff. Photos. Jewelry. Everything bunny related.

But... But, they are just so cute!!!!!

Sam Clark Photography

Don't you just want to snuggle him (or her) up?! 

I do tend to add things to my Pinterest that I love so if you want to see what I post there, please check me out here: Jenny Bunny Rocks on Pinterest

Admittedly, I do a lot of those silly cards things... with inappropriate sayings.  But they are funny.  

Just had to share a couple favorites today...  Off to work I go!

P.S. I will probably be singing Christmas songs now because of the Santa reference.  *sigh*

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I really like food - Cracked Wheat Bread

I have had some cracked wheat sitting around the house for a while and really didn't know what to use it in.  Yeah, sometimes I buy things and then wonder why.... But I finally found a recipe on that looked easy enough (and I had all the ingredients).

This Cracked Wheat Bread II was the first one that really caught my eye... And since I had never used cracked wheat before, the easy to follow instructions were essential.  I do have a Kitchenaid stand mixer, so that cut back on the kneading... Though I do enjoy beating the crap out of some dough by hand once in a while.  

I don't know if it was just the weather today or what, but it did rise a little slow. It could have been me when adding ingredients though of course too.  Either way, here is a photo of the two loaves it creates.

When I was almost ready to pop them in the oven, I did cut a slit straight down the center and brushed on some melted butter.  Just delicious!

Then after I was done knitting this lovely cowl....

Yes, a promo shoved in quick, but I just love it!

I needed a snack so I toasted the bread and slathered on some Ginger Pumpkin Jam from Jellybean and Julia's.  It was perfection....  

Now that I have you drooling... Have a great day!