Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaves

This recipe is soooo good and just in time for the fall season!  It comes from a Pampered Chef recipe for a pumpkin cake which I altered to make mini pumpkin bread loaves. 
Here are the ingredients:  2 1/2 cups flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar, 3/4 cup margarine (softened), 3 eggs, 3/4 cup can of pumpkin, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1-8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese (softened),
and 1/4 cup granulated sugar.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray mini loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in small bowl-set aside.  In mixer, combine sugar with butter.  Add in eggs, vanilla, milk, and pumpkin-mix well. 

Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir together well.  For the filling, combine cream cheese and sugar, whisking until smooth.  Pour some of pumpkin/ flour mixture into bottom of pan for each mini loaf to fill 1/3 of the way full.  Then, spread the cream cheese mixture over the pumpkin/flour mixture for each loaf.  Top the mini loaves off by spreading the rest of the pumpkin/ flour mixture over the cream cheese mixture.  Bake for 45-50 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.    

The final result!  Top with some powdered sugar and serve warm!  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Finished Bedroom

Well, it took us a while to decide what colors to use on an accent wall in our bedroom.  Finally, the finished product is here! I wasn't sure about the outcome, especially with the three-toned accent wall colors.  However, with the white trim separation in between, it really makes the colors stand out on their own.  Of course, the dog still has his personal space!  Thanks to pinterest for the monogram above the bed idea!   I can sleep better knowing that this project is finished!