Subscribe to one of Suzanne's online bookclubs and receive her daily
column at: DearReader.com
Sample Suzanne's book at:
Muffins and Mayhem, Recipes for a Happy (if disorderly) Life
AUTHORBUZZ: Discover new books, "meet" the authors and enter to win: Goto: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader
I was looking over my calendar this morning and realized we have passed from the summer season into fall. That means it's time to prepare some of my favorite fall recipes. If you're looking for a tasty recipe to serve after the football game, a potluck or a get together with friends and family, here's an easy favorite that is sure to impress.
Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Whipped Cream
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 16-ounce can of pumpkin
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup warm water (105 to 115 F)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter two large loaf pans or 4 small ones.
Beat sugar, oil, eggs, and pumpkin in large bowl. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg into another large bowl. Stir into pumpkin mixture. Slowly mix in 2/3 cup warm water.
Divide batter equally between pans. Bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about one hour for two loaves and 40 minutes for four loaves.
Cool for 10 minutes in pan then run knife around edges of breads. Turn breads out onto racks and cool completely.
Pumpkin Whipped Cream
1 cup chilled whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin
Beat cream and sugar to stiff peaks. Fold in 1/2 cup pumpkin. Store in refrigerator.
It's your last chance to enter the September Chocolate Chip Cookie giveaway. Send an email to: Suzanne@Emailbookclub.com and put BAKE ME COOKIES, PLEASE on the subject line. Include your name, and mailing address in the body of the email, with a little note about why you'd like cookies. It's as simple as that to enter this month's Chocolate Chip Cookie giveaway.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
KIDSBUZZ: Email an author, sign up for their giveaway, and learn about great books for kids and teens about the inventor of the airplane, guardian angels, Halloween, and war and family from Victoria Griffith, THE FABULOUS FLYING MACHINES OF ALBERTO SANTO-DUMAS; Sheila Walsh, GABBY, GOD'S LITTLE ANGEL; Lisa Brown, VAMPIRE BOY'S HALLOWEEN; and Monika Schroeder, MY BROTHER'S SHADOW. For a chance to win free books, meet the authors, and more, see http://www.authorbuzz.com/kidsbuzz
* This month's Penguin Classics book is THE REAL STORY OF AH-Q AND OTHER TALES OF CHINA by Lu Xun. Start reading now and enter to win a Penguin totebag. Go to: http://tinyurl.com/September11Classics
AUTHORBUZZ: THE SLEEPWALKERS by Paul Grossman
It's the last days of the Weimar Republic. Beautiful girls are disappearing--sleepwalking through the streets of Berlin. Willi Kraus may be the most famous detective in Germany--but he's a Jew. And the Nazis are on the rise. He's seen some awful things in life. Fought behind enemy lines. Captured serial killers. But his forays into the upper echelons of the Nazi Party lead to discoveries that shock even him....
Go to: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader Click on THE SLEEPWALKERS to read more. Author Paul Grossman would love to hear from you.