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The Taste of Fall

 

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2 cups of unbleached flour, 2 large eggs, 2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cup of unsalted butter
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1 tsp baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, & nutmeg. 1/2 tsp ground cloves & baking powder
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1 – 1/2 cup of homemade pumpkin puree
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1. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set them aside. 2. With an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter on a medium speed. 3. Add the eggs. 4. Beat until light and fluffy. 5. Add pumpkin and beat for another minute until soft and juicy. 6. Add the flour and mix on low speed until combined. In 2 greased 8×4 inch loaf pans, evenly pour the batter. Bake for about 55 minutes in a convection oven preheated to 325 °F. ** Optional : you can add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or Golden Raisin to the batter.
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Voila!  ~The Taste of Fall ~

 

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Tabouli with Love

Tabouli with Love, just what we needed for a relaxing and family Sunday. My girls got one more week to go of testing, and I’m so proud of how great they are doing and pulling it off! Putting soul and heart in the process …. love tastes LOVE !
☀️Happy Monday !

 

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Yield: 8 people

Ingredients:

  • 8 bunches finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 4 chopped firm tomatoes
  • 1 onion or 4 scallions chopped
  • 1 cup extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Pink Himalayan Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pomegranate molasses or de-seeded (optional)
  • Lemon Zest (as desired)

Directions:

  1. Prepare the chopped parsley and mint and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix pomegranate molasses or de-seeded , chopped tomatoes, chopped onions/scallions with lemon juice, and salt.
  3. Add to them the parsley and mint and olive oil and mix, adjusting seasoning by adding more oil and lemon if desired.
  4. Serve cold garnished with romaine lettuce and french fries.

 

 

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Kalida’s Banana Love Loaf

Ingredients: 

  • Sprinkles of LOVE
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Organic Valley cultured butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray two 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl,  cream butter and sugar together using electric mixer
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs using a fork. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Add mashed bananas and mix until combined
  5. Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt
  6. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVER-MIX!
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 375F for 15 minutes.
  8. Reduce heat to 350F and bake an additional 30 minutes until edges are slightly brown.
  9. Let it cool
  10. Flip the pan on the desired display surface and Enjoy the taste of LOVE!

In the Video above Seraj added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

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