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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Two years ago my 67 year old mother developed a lot of stomach issues, with most of them being contributed to foods that contained gluten. After her diagnosis, her doctor recommended a gluten-free diet. It's take months, but she has finally converted and 95% of her daily intake contains no gluten at all. Now that the holidays are here, we've been printing out recipes and coming up with a holiday menu to help keep her on track.

Today's recipe is courtesy of Blends by Orly. It will yield one loaf of bread.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups white granulated sugar
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
2 cups Blends by Orly Sydney Blend
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup raisins

Heat: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 6x11-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper.

Mix: Beat eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin together in a medium-sized bowl until light and fluffy.Stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix with spatula until fully combined. Fold in raisins.

Bake: Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. For mini loaves, bake for 30 minutes. Let cool before unmolding.

* Optional: Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top of the batter before baking for garnish. Pumpkin seeds will get toasted in the while baking.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

One of my husband's favorite flavor of holiday cookies happens to be Pumpkin Chocolate Chip. While they're not my favorite holiday cookie, I do have to admit that they're pretty dang gone good! Every time I make them for the family, they never last long!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp. all spice
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. to 3/4 tsp. ground pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 - 16 oz. can pumpkin pie filling
1 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp. cold milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 to 2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl sift together all of the dry ingredients until blended. Add in the pureed pumpkin pie filling, vegetable oil, cold milk, large eggs and vanilla extract until all ingredients are well mixed together. Hand stir in the semi-sweet chocolate morsels until blended.

Lightly grease your cookie sheet or spray it with non-stick baking spray. Drop by the tablespoonful the cookie batter onto your prepared baking sheet. Place sheet into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are done. Remove and place cookies onto a wire rack to cool. Once cool place them all into an airtight container for storage.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

4 Delicious Santa Margherita Cocktail Recipes

We just got through the Thanksgiving holiday and in less than a month Christmas and New Year's Eve will be here. Many of us will be hosting holiday parties and/or attending them. Today we are sharing with you 4 delicious Santa Margherita Cocktail Recipes that would be perfect for all of your holiday festivities. You can serve them with your holiday meal and/or serve them to guests at a festive cocktail party.


Pomegranate Sparkler Recipe

4 oz. Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
3 oz. Pomegranate Juice
1 oz. Orange Juice
Mint Leaf Garnish

Bitter Amore' Recipe

4 oz. Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
½ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Simply Syrup
Lemon Peel Garnish

Sparkling Rosemary Cocktail Recipe

5 oz. Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
½ oz. Rosemary Simple Syrup
Lemon Peel Garnish

Rosé All Day Recipe

2 oz. Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé
1 oz. Gin
¾ oz. Strawberry Puree
1.2 oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup

Disclosure: You must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly and always use a designated driver.