Carrot Loaf

How do you like your carrot cake?  This is an ongoing debate that my husband and I have this time every year. I prefer a carrot cake that is loaded with pineapple chunks, raisins, and nuts.  I made a carrot cake like that years ago and my family still raves about it.  That was before I had my blog and I haven’t made it again since because quite frankly it’s a labor of love.  (And one that may cost more in skinned knuckles on the grater than it’s worth.)  One of these days I need to make it again and …

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Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate seems to be left behind at Thanksgiving time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about eating pies.  I love pies, but I thought I’d bake a chocolate dessert to make sure that we don’t forget about our beloved.  😉  How does chocolate pound cake sound to you? Picture a pound cake with a chocolate twist or a chocolate cake that’s more dense.  Either way you look at it, you’ve got something seriously delicious going on. The thing that I love about pounds cakes (besides the fact that they are tasty) is that you can serve it in a bazillion …

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

It’s officially pumpkin and apple season! I’m starting this Fall season with an oldie but goodie recipe… with a little twist.  A couple of years ago I shared a pumpkin bread recipe with you.  It’s full of those traditional Fall time spices and pumpkin flavor and is simply amazing.  Last year I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  Do you see where I’m going with this?  I needed to make my pumpkin bread with chocolate chips. Oh my goodness this pumpkin bread exceeded my expectations.  I love the warm spices combined with the sweet chocolate.  I have to admit that I thought …

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

I don’t like change. After about a year of careful thinking and planning I bought a new car.  To be honest with you, if I could have kept my 11 year old Honda CRV with 145,000 miles on it forever then I probably would have.  The reality is that I have a long commute to work, it was old, and it was time to upgrade.  Change can be a good thing, especially when it comes to buying a shiny new ride, except getting that new ride means that I had to make a big decision and I’m not good at that. I …

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Cheese Beer Bread

Cheese and beer.  What else do you need in life?  Oh right, and probably bacon.  (There is no bacon here, but there probably should be.) My family is coming over tomorrow for our annual Christmas gathering.  We’ll be watching the Army versus Navy football game.  Go Army!  My dad went to West Point so I’m partial.  Anyway, that means there will be a lot of people over and that means a lot of mouths to feed.  Football is a good excuse to make a huge pot of chili.  Do you see where I’m going with this?  😉 Of course there must …

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