Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sleep Number®

I recently visited a sleep number store to find my sleep number setting. I love getting free stuff so this trip was sponsored by Smiley360 (look them up and you can go on missions too to get absolutely free things too!). As my reward for exploring the sleep number options I received a free travel pillow from Smiley360. My experience was great and the employees were so nice even though I wasn't purchasing anything. My sleep number is 45 and they have a bed hooked up to a computer in order to show you exactly how the process works. Overall I had a great time and I love my pillow!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Apple Raisin Bread

So in my last post I mentioned baking some Apple Pumpkin bread and let me tell you.. it was incredible! I have to share the recipe.. I don't remember where I got the recipe but I've tweeked it so much. So without further adu...

Pumpkin Apple Raisin Bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 1/2 hours
3/4 cup sugar

1 cup canned plain pumpkin (generous portion)

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup apple sauce

2 eggs

1 2/3 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp ground cloves

2 tart apples, cored, peeled and chopped

As many raisins as your heart desires!
-Preheat oven to 325F and spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with floured baking spray.

-In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, water, oil and eggs and mix well.

-Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and cloves. Make sure to fluff with your fork. Do not press down the flour, keep it light and airy.

-Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture little by little and fold until just moistened.

-Fold in the apples and raisins.

-Pour batter into pan and bake for 1 hour - 1 1/2 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

-Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan, then cool another 15 minutes before slicing.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Quintessential Autumn Weekend.

I'll just make a list because that's what I do best:

  • Haunted hay ride with my boyfriend, bundled up

  • Cooking chili

  • Rakeing leaves

  • Late bon fire with all our friends

  • Football (Go Browns!)

  • Wearing warm boots

  • Apple Pumpkin bread

  • Early brisk jog in the cool breeze

Yepppp that was my weekend. You could call it cozy, warm, or cute. Any of that will do. It was the best fall weekend!