I’m sure this late into the fall season you’ve had quite a bit of Pumpkin flavored things. However, if you are not burnt out on pumpkin yet, I’m going to show you how to make a classic Betty Crocker Pumpkin bread using a loaf pan that I absolutely adore. I also feel like pumpkin bread that you make at home always tastes better than store-bought. So if you like me find yourself stuck at home, and craving a nice slice of something delicious, keep reading!
This Thanksgiving may be a little odd this year. It may be more difficult to have large Thanksgiving gatherings, and money is tight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a happy Thanksgiving anyway. Thanksgiving at my house will be just my husband and me, and because of that, we’re scaling down how much food we make. I was really excited and happy to find this simple and yet highly delicious tart. It has all those really classic holiday flavors and makes for either a nice appetizer if you happen to have a large family or a tasty side for a smaller family like mine.
One thing I love during the holidays, or really any time is candied nuts. You can usually find them in these clear plastic bags and they’re EXPENSIVE! I’m talking $5 for a little bag! So as always, when I find I really enjoy something expensive, I set out to see if I could possibly make these myself at home. Then I wouldn’t have to spend so much money, AND I could have them whenever the mood struck!
Thankfully I was able to find a wonderful recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Pecans featured on the food blog Joy, Food, Sunshine and I decided to put it to the test. The results were not only easy, but better than I expected, and can I just say that my home smelled DELICIOUS too! An added plus is that they are FREEZER FRIENDLY!!!! YASSS!!! This means that as you try to keep healthy during the holidays, you can still sprinkle these over your cranberry and blue cheese salad to give it a little extra holiday sweetness! Running at 119 calories per serving these are also not a bad mid-afternoon snack option, way better than the leftover office donuts in the lunchroom (just sayn’).
Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner!!!! I grew up in Tampa Florida which has a really strong Latino demographic. I had fantastic Cuban neighbors who taught me how to salsa dance, and would roast an actual pig on a spit! The longer the night went and the more drunk people got they’d dress up the head which they kept on a pike. My parents begrudgingly stayed since they weren’t really the partying types, but I LOVED IT! I was able to step into a world where the family ties were strong, and people knew how to really have a lot of fun. I still listen to Reggaeton Music when I’m feeling nostalgic. So while I don’t have any Latino heritage, I like to remember the role that those people played in some of the best memories of my childhood!
So for me, I like to celebrate Cinco De Mayo as a way to have fun like I did at that party.