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CorasGrandma


CorasGrandma
 
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Living In: California, USA
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
Like to cook, bake, grill. I have a small granddaughter; have German Shepherd Dogs;live on the Central Coast in wine country; I am a procrastinator.
My favorite things to cook
Grilled or braised small roasts. Stews, soups, and chili. Pasta Salads. Chicken. Barbecue Sandwiches. Muffins or quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I do the cooking...and cleaning...and shopping :(
My cooking triumphs
Rarely make food that tastes yucky.
My cooking tragedies
Cheese sauce that did not finish by the time dinner was ready. Once I made spaghetti for Christmas.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Holiday Pumpkin Bread
I have been using almost this exact recipe since the late 1970's. I LOVE it. My nephews call it pumpkin bread cake. Family members ask for it during the holidays. I have made many variations. I prefer chopped pecans and use 1 TBSP of cinnamon, and omit the raisins. For healthier pumpkin bread, I reduce the sugar to 1 cup and use 1 cup of the baking variety of Splenda. I use Peanut, Walnut, or Grape Seed oil for Omega 3's, reduce oil to 1/4 cup and add 3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce. I also replace about 1/2 cup of flour with 1/4 cup each of ground flax seed meal and wheat germ. You can sugar the oiled pans for a nice texture on the outside of the bread. For adult tastes, I make Rum Raisin Pumpkin Bread out of this recipe. Using my adjusted recipe from above, with the addition of the raisins and some rum. Put the raisins in a bowl and cover with rum. Put the raisins and rum in the microwave for a few minutes or so to plump the raisins until they are very soft. Let them cool for awhile and grind them in a blender or food processor before adding to the bowl with the other wet ingredients. For a change, try adding a cup of flaked coconut or white baking chips.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2010
 
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