Pre heat the oven to350 degrees. Spray 2 5 inch x 3 inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, baking soda, salt and sugar. Mix well. In another bowl, combine the pumpkin, egg, canola oil, and oj or water. Mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Fill each loaf pan half full. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes.
I am so excited!! I finished my new scarf today and just in time for cold weather too. Yeah, I make my own scarves. I have to. I don’t drive and learned very early on that those fashion scarves that are barely long enough to reach your boobs are cute but not very warm. I need warm.
Since I couldn’t find it to buy it, I decided to make it myself. I have crocheted since I was 12, so I decided to put the skill to use and make myself a warm scarf. I have made several over the years. Whenever I get a new jacket or just feel like a change I make a new one and give a way the old one to the first person who admires the new one. That way nothing goes to waste.
Do you have any old-fashioned skills you put to use today?
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Move the oven rack to the middle, if it isn’t already there. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Put the chicken in the roasting pan, skin side up, sprinkle with salt and pepper and brush with your sauce. After the chicken has cooked for 10 minutes, baste again with the sauce and turn the pieces; brush the other side and roast for another 10 minutes. Turn the chicken over, brush again with the sauce, and roast for another 5 minutes or until the chicken is done.
Over the year and a half I have been pressure cooking I have come to believe you can make any thing in a pressure cooker but never once did it occur to me to make drinks, like tea. Is there anything a pressure cooker can’t do? These recipes make an incredibly smooth and tasty tea. Yes, these are recipes could probably be made on the stove in about the same amount of time as the pressure cooker but I like the idea of dumping everything in the pressure cooker, going to do whatever I need to do and coming back whenever and having my tea ready when I want it.
Judging by the large amount of questions I am getting, pressure cookers are going to be under everybody’s Christmas tree this year. The most common question I have been getting is what size pressure cooker should I get? As the owner of two pressure cookers, one 2 quart and one 6 quart, here is my answer. Go with a bigger size pressure cooker, you can always cook small batches of food in a bigger pressure cooker but you can’t cooker bigger batches of food in a small pressure cooker. I got my 6 quart pressure cooker on Black Friday last year and I haven’t used my 2 quart since. A 6 quart is a nice size for a family of one or a family of 4. If you have a bigger family than that or you just love left overs go for an 8 quart.
Another frequently asked question is do I need to get an Instapot? Instapot is a brand like Crockpot and like any brand you are going to pay a premium price for it. Is it worth it? Well, that is up to you. The Instapot does have a lot of bells and whistles you might be interested in. You will need to the research. I am just here for the pressure cooking.
It’s 3 weeks and 3 days until Christmas. Can you believe it????? It’s time to get baking all those yummy Christmas treats. Here is a round up of all the small batch Christmas treats I have posted over the years. Tune in on Monday for the start of this year’s batch of Christmas treats.