Friday, March 24, 2017

pumpkin yeast bread

The first day I made my bread. I put together 1/2 cup of warm milk and 2 tbsp of active dry yeast and let it become active. Then in the mixer bowl I put 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups of canned pureed pumpkin, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, and 1/2 tsp cardamom. Once the yeast was active I put that I the bowl as well. Once the dough is starting to thicken I put on the hook accessory. Once it is not that sticky and stays together well I take it out and kneed it a little. Then I cut it in two pieces and do the procedure as told by Mrs. Cummings. Then let it rise for a day. The next day I set the oven to 375 degrees. And cook the bread for 40 minutes.

This bread wasn't that pumpkin tasting like. I could have been cooked a little bit longer. It's really only good for the first time it is warm right after it's cooked. It may have been good with some butter. 

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raw fruit

To start off my smoothie I cut up 2 ripe bananas and a cup of strawberries. Then I put in 1/2 cup of milk. 
This smoothie was very thick and it tasted too bananaie. It could of had more milk and less banana or more strawberry. 

Cooked fruit

First i preheated my oven to 400 degrees. Then I cut 2 peaches in half and took the seed in the middle out. I then mixed together 8 tsp of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. I sprinkled the brown sugar mix onto a pan and put a 1/2 tbsp of butter in the middle of the circle and put the peach on top of it. I put it in the oven for about 17 minutes and served.

This recipe was not very good. The taste of warm peaches are not appealing to me. You can have ice cream on it, but I didn't and it probably would have been way better with ice cream.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fruit Salad

The first thing I did was rinse and cut up my strawberries, grapes, and apples. I then put them in a bowl and added sugar, brown sugar, and fruit preserves. Then I put them in the fridge to let them chill while I made the chips. Next I took my tortillas and covered one side with butter flavored cooking spray then cut them into triangles. I then took my tortillas and set them on a baking sheet. Finally I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on them and sprayed more cooking spray on top of that. I then baked them in the oven for 10min then let them cool for 15 min. This recipe was just an amazing one. I added a little more sugar to it than intended, but it made it a hundred times better. It was a very sugary and fruity flavor that I love. The strawberries gave it a softer feel to it while the apples gave it more of a crunchy texture. It was filled with a raspberry and strawberry juiciness that I enjoyed.  I got this recipe from

Roasted Strawberries

First I took the strawberries and washed them off and cut them. I then separated them out on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for 45 min at 225 degrees. After that time was up I took them out and sprinkled sugar, salt, and pepper on them to give them more flavor. Then I put them back in the oven for another 30min to get more of the juices from it. Finally I took them out and let them cool so they can release more juice and then they are ready to serve warm or put them in the fridge to cool. The strawberries were not the greatest when they were hot because they didn’t have a strong flavor to them. You couldn’t taste the sugary taste until they were colder. The strawberries were very mushy from being in the oven. I thought they would be more like the strawberries that the school gives us, but they weren’t as sugary. I got this recipe from

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I started off by dissolving the yeast in water. Then I mixed in milk, eggs, butter, salt, and flour.  I beat that in my kitchen aid until it was smooth. Then I mixed in the remaining flour until it formed into a nonstick dough. I then took the dough out of the bowl and kneaded it on the counter for 6min. Then in a oiled bowl put the dough in it and let it sit over night until it has doubled in size. Next I took the dough back out on the counter and rolled it into a rectangle. I sprinkled the cinnamon sugar on top of the bread and rolled it into loaf. I then put it in a greased pan and baked it for 30min at 350 degrees. This bread was not that great. It didn't have much flavor to it. It needed more cinnamon. I didn't cook that well either and was still a little doughy in the middle even though the rest of it was well done. It tasted a lot like normal bread with just a hint of cinnamon. I got this recipe from

Monday, March 20, 2017

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

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Recipe By:Nicole Graham Holley
"The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy."


  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 2 cups blueberries


  1. Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
  2. Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.