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A Little Night Pumpkin Bread

Published November 1, 2011 by Cassie

This weekend, I made pumpkin chocolate chip bread and by the time I was done, we had loaves coming out our ears. Next time I guess I’ll cut the recipe in half, but this time I wanted loads and loads of pumpkin bread to share with friends!

I used this recipe, although I add 1/2 cup more chocolate chips than the recipe calls for. I also use mini chocolate chips instead of full size ones, because I think they distribute a little better in the batter.

I made a few mini loaves as well, because everything looks and tastes better in miniature.

I love pumpkin chocolate chip bread. If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life, it may very well be this bread. Or goat cheese. Close call.

Saturday: Soup and Sweets

Published September 25, 2011 by Cassie

Today was a lovely Saturday! It was a bit hot, and yet it felt like a perfect fall day even though I spent most of it running errands. I ended up at Fresh Market, Target, Publix, and this adorable French bakery in Gainesville, Uppercrust.

 

I love Uppercrust. Its one of those places that I often go to just because I haven’t been there a while. They’ve got loads of gourmet pastas, olive oils, various sauces, and of course, wine. Lots and lots of wine. But my favorite part is the bakery aspect, of course! I often buy their rosemary bread and their chocolate bread (though they’ve not been making that lately and I’m desperately in need of a loaf! No, really. I’m not sure how much longer I can go on without a chocolate bread + peanut butter sandwich, and I’m not being at all overly dramatic about this).

Anyway, they sadly were still out of chocolate bread, so instead I decided to get a little pastry for later and moved on to other errands. After an unsuccessful hunt for red lentils, I decided to make this delicious-looking soup that my mother sent me. The recipe can be found here, on the blog How to Be Chic (links straight to recipe).

Its a lentil + tomato soup. Super easy to make, and it was absolutely wonderful! Very filling, and now I’ve got lunch covered for the next few days. My favorite kind of recipe. I added in some garlic and a yellow zucchini I already had, and the flavor complimented the lentils nicely.

Then, after a long day of errands and work, dessert in the form of a raspberry cream rose from Uppercrust and a cup of tea. A lovely end to a busy day!

 

What’s better than raspberry jam and cream cheese wrapped in flaky pastry dough? Nothing, I tell you.