Monday, October 25, 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

It's pumpkin time! In my first October as a blogger, I got very excited about the concept of Pumpkin Week - dedicating posts exclusively to pumpkin related things. Who wouldn't want to showcase the produce of the season? Last year, I posted everyday during the week before Halloween. Well, I was unemployed and a month into blogging, so naturally that was available to me. I'm hoping to be as prolific this week as I was during this week last year - but we shall see. For now, here are a few pumpkins to tide us over for the day - as we launch into pumpkin week!

I saw these pumpkins outside of a shop in New Milford, Connecticut. Little did I know...

I rolled into New Milford just as they were setting up for their Harvest Festival - oh my goodness! It was good timing, as the pumpkin man carted these hunkers into town!

Elegant pumpkins of Brooklyn - a stoop display I found while walking with Rachel.

My baking yesterday! I also made homemade granola and mac-n-cheese (both Barefoot Contessa)! - it was raining! What else is there to do? Bake...

I love the cracks on top - that's when the recipe says it's ready to come out of the oven. Find the recipe here. Pumpkin bread has been a staple in my family since I was little (really, ever since my elementary school put together a little book of recipes, how cute is that?). It's not fall without the smell of pumpkin spice roaming through the house. And it's not a rainy day without the oven warming every room.

See you for the next pumpkin post soon!