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Fall flavours

There’s something about the cool, crisp weather of fall that inspires kitchen activity.

All sorts of enticing autumn fragrances emerge from the stove – apples simmering, pumpkins roasting, and cinnamony sweet things!

I’ve pulled out all my old favourite recipes like spicy oatmeal raisin cookies, ginger crinkles, rolled sugar cookies, fudge bars, multi-grain bread and apple crisp,

and Sarah and I have experimented with some new recipes ~  banana cake, spicy pumpkin curry soup and an egg and sausage breakfast casserole that was delicious. Also a great way to serve a crowd! We had 19 for brunch the Sunday before last.

And here is the new bread recipe I made, as promised –  cinnamon pumpkin swirl bread.

I followed the recipe exactly, except I used homemade roasted pumpkin puree (drained for a bit) and homemade applesauce.

I wish you could smell the beautiful scent of that bread as it baked.

I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of it as it cooled on the counter – but it was late afternoon and the light was gone.

Trust me though – it was delicious! Especially good toasted, with a nice hot cup of tea!

I found the recipe at my second favourite recipe website – Taste of Home.

Of course . . .

you all know my #1 favourite recipe website!

Marg is in the kitchen there today and she has a perfect dish for a cold, wet October day like we’re having here on Prince Edward Island.

Mennonite Farmers’ Chili – it sounds good for supper!

Check out the other tasty Mennonite Girls’ recipes – there’s even a  book in the making!

Happy cooking!

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16 thoughts on “Fall flavours

  1. Bev K says:

    I'd love to be in your kitchen with all that good food happening. There's not much cooking going on here right now with Hubby away for a week and too many things going on at work so it's good to see someone else is cooking up a storm. Thanks for the pumpkin bread recipe. I'll have to try that when we get back from visiiting our daughter in Sask. Blessings to you this week Kathie.

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  2. I don't know how you do it Kathie, but your photos are spectacular, even when they are of the domestic nature. I just love everything about your blog!Thank you for the continual feast for the eyes! I know how much work it is to do a post, and yours are always truly appreciated and enjoyed!Blessings!Joanne

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  3. What a pretty mosaic. It all looks so tasty for this time of year and I can only imagine the heavenly scents that must be wafting through your kitchen. Thank you for sharing your recipes. I must try the pumpkin bread.

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  4. carolyn says:

    I can imagine how good it smells at your house! Thanks for the recipe link-I really want to make that bread and your soup recipe too. Pretty collage of all your goodies.Take care,Carolyn

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  5. It seems I"ve been so long away from visiting here (what is wrong with me – smile??) And what a glorious post to visit today. Oh, you are making me wish for a taste of all these wonderful things….that spicy pumpkin curry soup especially caught my attention. And the cinnamon swirl pumpkin bread. Wow. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  6. Hey, I jumped over to see what you were cooking, noticing that you gave my chilli and extra punch. It's better than it looks. I loved looking at your bread recipes. Something to try from your side of the world. I love how you brought all of that together..

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  7. jill says:

    Would love to see your Autumn slide show…but you'd better hurry, we're all ready doing SNOW on our fall colors. Will you be getting high winds and storms soon too?

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  8. Pamela Gordon says:

    Oh My, everything looks and sounds so yummy! Cooler fall weather makes me want to bake too but I've been abstaining since my husband and I lost weight this summer by eliminating sweets and salt from our diet. But, I've been craving like crazy. I do manage to get in the odd treat though ;-). Enjoy your baked goodies.Pamela

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  9. The bread looks delicious and I am sure it must have smelled amazing!!And below, I see your Impatiens have felt the sting of Autumn…alas, mine are soon to follow!Take Care…

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  10. I've preordered the book! It's a great deal right now (20% off and free shipping), and I know I'll love it.Love your photos, now I'm going to check out a few of your recipe links :)have a happy autumn dayNiki

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  11. carolyn says:

    I can imagine how good it smells at your house! Thanks for the recipe link-I really want to make that bread and your soup recipe too. Pretty collage of all your goodies.Take care,Carolyn

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  12. Pamela Gordon says:

    Oh My, everything looks and sounds so yummy! Cooler fall weather makes me want to bake too but I've been abstaining since my husband and I lost weight this summer by eliminating sweets and salt from our diet. But, I've been craving like crazy. I do manage to get in the odd treat though ;-). Enjoy your baked goodies.Pamela

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  13. The bread looks delicious and I am sure it must have smelled amazing!!And below, I see your Impatiens have felt the sting of Autumn…alas, mine are soon to follow!Take Care…

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