My mat boards arrived today! For the past few hours I’ve been putting all my photos together and getting them ready for Saturday’s show. I’m very very excited about how well they are turning out (especially with the ones in the picture frames I’ve painted black).

I really should get back to work but first, a recipe!

I found a few recipes and decided to try out something similar but with my own little changes. It’s very yummy with a cup of hot coffee 🙂

Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Bread (with a layer of sweet cream cheese!)

Filling:
12 ounces (1 1/2 packages) cream cheese
1/2 cup white sugar
1 TBS flour
1 egg

Bread:
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (1/2 can)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar

Preheat oven to 375 F and grease your baking dish – I used a 2-quart pyrex dish 11 x 7 x 1.5 inches.

Combine filling ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Now, I know most recipes say to mix wet ingredients together in one bowl, dry in another, and combine slowly. Whatever. I get lazy and don’t have that many bowls to begin with, so just combine the wet ingredients first, then put the dry ingredients in the same bowl and mix thoroughly.

Put half the bread mixture in the greased dish. Next put all the cream cheese filling in a smooth layer on top of that. Then put the rest of the bread mixture on top and bake for 60-70 minutes until lightly browned on top and cooked through.

Try your best to let it cool completely before eating it, because honestly, it’s not that great hot. Trust me, I tried it. Twice.

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