Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Everything!



Today we are joining Show and Tell Friday on Cindy's My Romantic Home.

Stop by her blog and meet some terrific people from all over blogland! 


 October's galloping to its end.

Throughout the month, it's been fun changing kitchen tablecloths. 

There are so many with fall themes, picked up for pennies at yard sales.

A favorite is this brightly colored one featuring leaves, acorns and other fall signs, in alternating colors of the season.


Then there's this pumpkin-covered cloth, too. 
It would be almost impossible to count the pumpkins on this one!



Speaking of pumpkins, this is a perfect time of year to make pumpkin nut bread!  


Walnuts are a good choice of nut to use.


 If you make several of these, you can wrap them up and stash them away in the freezer for drop-in guests or to give away. 

 They freeze well and make the house smell divine while baking!

By the way, pumpkin bread is best served with cream cheese. 

Stir in a couple tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon or so of pumpkin pie spice to really up the pumpkin flavor!

Chilly fall days are also nice for cookie baking.One must exercise self-discipline with these, however. The best thing to do is give them away!





Ahhhhh, yes, October's end is coming. 

But until it does, let's savor every sweet second!

WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST PART OF OCTOBER FOR YOU?

20 comments:

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Mmmm. Love fresh=baked pumpkin bread! The best part of October for me is the beauty of the colors of the changing leaves!

Joyful said...

You've given me a great idea for my left over pumpkin.

diane.stetson said...

This October was very hot here where I live. This weekend it will be close to 90 degrees again...can't believe it is October...I hope November brings us a little FALL weather.

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful post --- I love the colors. October for me has meant many birthdays! It's been busy! I've enjoyed the slow change of seasons this year, and the fact that daylight savings time doesn't start until November!

Haddock said...

WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST PART OF OCTOBER FOR ME?

Writing a blog post about a 90 year old lady :-)

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, your goodies make me want to stay home form work and bake.

Nellie said...

Bright cheerful colors, Susan! Also, now I want pumpkin nut bread! Or - one of those cookies, but you know I can't stop at just one!:)

The best part of THIS October for me was my 50th college class reunion! In fact, returning for Homecoming there every year always makes October special.

Enjoy your Friday!

PERSEVERÂNÇA said...

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have some of the cutest table cloths!! I've enjoyed time with my Mom this Oct and celebrating her 82nd birthday! hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

Those are certainly some delicious treats to warm up an October day! My favorite thing about this particular October is that our temperatures have been cooler than normal, and we've enjoyed having the doors open instead of using the a/c. Nothing like fresh air any time of the year! :-)

Susan said...

I'm coming over for tea and treats!! Your table linen is perfect for the season and sadly, October seems to be flying by. I spent yesterday raking the millions (well, it seemed like that many) of leaves in my yard. Our grass stays green, all year, and we even mow every couple of weeks during winter, so keeping the leaves up is a must.
I love these last beautiful days of fall and being outside, but loving coming in to bake afterwards. Have a wonderful weekend, XOXO

Donna Heber said...

Hi Susan,

So many wonderful pumpkins! Your pumpkin nut bread looks delicious too.

Leann said...

I LOVE all of it! Baking, cool temps, smells, apples, EVERYTHING!

Love the the tablecloths!

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Dee said...

Pumpkin bread...♥♥...Back road wandering has been the best part of October for me.:)

Chatty Crone said...

I love your pumpkin bread and cookies - didn't you save any of them for yourself? Yum. It you put whip cream on the bread it tastes like pumpkin pie!

Bookie said...

If I were close enough I would bring my teapot and help you with the bread and cookies! :)

middle child said...

The best part of October?
Actually, it is the idea of making pumpkin bread with creme cheese frosting! Yum!

BECKY said...

YUM! See my comment on your next post. Ditto here and there!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely tablecloths. I haven't brought out any of my Halloween or Fall decorations yet. Will definitely be making some pumpkin bread very soon. I like to eat it with whipped cream, but your cream cheese version sounds yummy, too. I've been eating the chocolate cake I made for Zack's birthday. The Mexican Wedding cookies are a favorite around here, but they will be going to friends we are visiting this evening. Have a great day. Tammy

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Wow your breads are huge.

Do you use your bread maker to do the kneeding only and the rising of bread ?

Then let it rise on counter second time and then oven bake.

I never seen such huge bread.

Your cookies nice.Very lovely!

So is all this baking is it pumpkin?

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