October 22, 2014

A Week from Thursday:
Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Hey everyone, it’s Heidi again from A Week from Thursday, bringing you another delicious treat. Since we’re in the height of fall, I couldn’t ignore the calling of the pumpkin baked goods. They make your house smell delicious and there’s nothing cozier than a kitchen warmed by an oven.


So, I decided to revisit an old favorite. I make pumpkin bread almost every year, but this year I decided to try something new with the pecans.

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The pecans complimented this bread nicely, but you could probably add any nut you prefer. This recipe yields two loves, so be prepared to share!

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If you’re new to baking, I find pumpkin is a very forgiving ingredient. You’re almost always guaranteed a moist treat. Just remember, most things with pumpkin take longer to bake.

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Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Adapted from here.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole pecans
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15 oz. can of pure pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup of water
Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease two 9x5 loaf pans.
  3. Place the pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Toast the pecans for 8 minutes, until they smell fragrant and darken slightly.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Set aside.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk the four eggs.
  7. Mix in the sugar and continue to mix in the oil and pumpkin puree until everything is well combined.
  8. Next, alternate between the wet ingredients and the water as you slowly add them to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until everything is well combined.
  9. Once the pecans are cool, place them into a plastic ziplock bag.
  10. Using a rolling pin, crush the whole pecans until they’ve broken into pieces.
  11. Stir the pecan pieces into the batter.
  12. Pour the batter into the two loaf pans.
  13. Bake at 350 for 40 - 50 minutes, until the bread is baked through and comes out clean with a toothpick.
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I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you liked it, you can find more over at A Week From Thursday, where I blog about baking, crafts, and living in Brooklyn. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

I’ll see you next month!

October 21, 2014

The Handmade Hangout #18 Features


Last week's party had so many inspiring fall projects!! Thank you to those who took the time to link up, you helped make our party a success! But if you missed it, then you can always link up on Thursdays after 4 pm EST. 

October 16, 2014

The Handmade Hangout #18



So glad you are here for this week's linky party:

Handmade Hangout Linky Party

Check out all of my features from last week's party right here! Each hostess is selecting her own features, so be sure to check all of our blogs and see if you were one of our favorites!
We share our favorite link ups on The Handmade Hangout Pinterest board too!

The Handmade Hangout will start every Thursday at 4 pm EST. It will run until midnight on Sunday, so you have all weekend to link up your favorite crafts, projects, recipes, and stories.

October 14, 2014

The Handmade Hangout #17 Features



Nearly 400 projects were linked up this week- and you guys have so many awesome Fall ideas!! Thank you to those who took the time to link up, you helped make our party a success! But if you missed it, then you can always link up on Thursdays after 4 pm EST. 

October 13, 2014

Weatherwood Eye Candy


 I have some great news! Everyone gather round. Bring your blankets, some ice cream, and your cell phones, laptops, or whatever. Behold, I finally have some eye candy! Many of you may remember that I invented a wood stain 3 years ago. I liked my product so much, I went back to school to get an MBA and so that I could build a business around my product. Now, all this time later, from inception to client, this is my wood stain on maple. When Beckman Studio Design Build NYC shot me these photos, I nearly had a heart attack. After I caught my breath, I immediately thought of you all, my friends! I knew you would appreciate this, since I know you are all looking for that distressed gray... Right! I am living proof, ladies, you can do it!

October 9, 2014

The Handmade Hangout #17



So glad you are here for this week's linky party:

Handmade Hangout Linky Party

Check out all of my features from last week's party right here! Each hostess is selecting her own features, so be sure to check all of our blogs and see if you were one of our favorites!
We share our favorite link ups on The Handmade Hangout Pinterest board too!

The Handmade Hangout will start every Thursday at 4 pm EST. It will run until midnight on Sunday, so you have all weekend to link up your favorite crafts, projects, recipes, and stories.

October 8, 2014

Always Never Done: How to Spray Paint Old ( Glass, Wood, & Metal ) Lamps


Well hello friends and hello fall! This is Amy, back from Always Never Done and with the close of summer and warm days coming to an end, I have been busily trying to finish all my outdoor painting projects before the weather gets too cold. This means all spray painting projects front and center immediately!

October 7, 2014

Handamde Hangout #16 Features


We saw so many awesome projects last week, tons of Halloween ideas, Fall decor/recipes and quite a few printables!! Thank you to those who took the time to link up, you helped make our party a success! But if you missed it, then you can always link up on Thursdays after 4 pm EST. 

This week I decided to spotlight FALL DECOR! Since we are all trying to switch our homes from their summer look, I thought we could use the eye candy. PS – if you’re featured, you’ll also get a pin on our Handmade Hangout pin board!  Woohoo!]  Are you ready?
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