My grandmother's recipe is the best pumpkin bread. The end. You can get the original recipe here.
Last year I found myself with an extra can of pumpkin, and a brother coming to Christmas dinner that is vegan. Once upon a time he loved this recipe too, so I decided to look up some substitutions. Everything, BUT the eggs are vegan friendly. I did some research on taste/rise etc and found a great substitute for this particular bread. It calls for 4 eggs, which is a lot to substitute without altering the taste too much.
I did a half and half of banana and flax seed so it didn't taste too much like banana bread, but it also didn't have too many seeds/nutty flavor.
I soaked 2 T of ground flax seed in 6 T of water for 30 minutes. I added two pinches of baking powder to that, and pour this and 1 large smashed banana into the mix when it called for eggs.
Honestly, I think it was even better than the original recipe! It's very rare that I've found the substitutes don't impact the taste in vegan food. I realize that isn't so significant for vegans, BUT....this recipe makes us all happy! Vegans for the win on the new version of this one!
Monday, October 31, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
facebook. Basically, there will be a lot of glitter and jewels, case in point, this funkin the executive producer asked me to bedazzle.
Friday, October 21, 2016
this sugar cookie recipe and added karo syrup so the icing would harden. It's so much tastier than royal icing. I used the lid of one of my kitchen jars to press out the circles (I just held it up to the box to maximize my cookie size, but ensure it would fit). I just squiggled on the 'crust' by cutting the tip off a ziplock. I took a spoon and 'plopped' it on top of the cookie.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Pasta and Smoked Sausage
1. Cook pasta according to the instructions.
2. Place sausage in a pan and brown over medium heat (about 5 minutes). Drain.
3. In a separate bowl combine the soup, milk, 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, peas, 1/2 c. onions, sausage and pasta.
4. Grease 13x9 pan and place pasta mixture into pan. Cooke for 25 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and onions and cook until cheese is melted (about 5 minutes).
*To freeze place pasta in a freezer pan, top with cheese and onions. Cover. Freeze. When you are ready to eat it, set it in the fridge over night. Pull it out and cook as directed above (center should read 165 degrees).
Monday, October 17, 2016
facebook, but...in the meantime...a sneak peak at one of three projects on the line up.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
I always end my project with a layer of polycrylic paint (from Walmart) to add additional weather proofing. The stakes I grab at the hardware store for just a few bucks...and everything is better with a raffia bow.