Saturday, October 29, 2016

Pumpkin Cornbread with Cinnamon Honey Butter

Every autumn the pumpkin craze starts up again and we find pumpkin in anything and everything. I must admit that I'm a crazy pumpkin fanatic too. Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Spice Cherrios Cereal, Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Roll, Pumpkin Pie and ... PUMPKIN CORNBREAD with CINNAMON HONEY BUTTER!
It's wonderful! Both the cornbread and the Cinnamon Honey Butter. Put them together and they are quite the feast!

You know you want to try it! Here is the recipe:

Pumpkin Cornbread with Cinnamon Honey Butter


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.2 teaspoon salt
  • 1.2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1.4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs

Whipped Cinnamon Honey Butter:
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar/icing sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  1. For the cornbread:  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves for 20 seconds.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture then set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add brown sugar and break up sugar with fingertips until no clumps remain.  Add in melted butter and pumpkin and whisk to combine.  Mix in sour cream and eggs until well blended.  Pour mixture into well in flour mixture then fold with a rubber spatula and just until combined and no streaks of flour remain.
  4. Spray and 8" by 8" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and pour batter into pan.  Spread batter into an even layer and bake in a preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out free of batter, about 25 - 30 minutes.  Cool slightly on a wire rack and then cut into squares.  Serve with Cinnamon Honey Butter.
For the Cinnamon Honey Butter:
  1. In a mixing bowl whip butter with an electric mixer until smooth.  Add in honey, powdered sugar and cinnamon and mix on low speed until combined, then increase to high speed and whip  until light and fluffy, about 2 - 3 minutes.
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby

Memory House grabbed my attention and didn't let go until I turned the last page. The combination of women's friendships, a mystical "gift" to be discovered and passed on, combining past treasures with present and modern day problems with relationships, and work place issues made this book a winner.

Bette Lee Crosby creates characters that you come to love, and some for whom you never wish to meet!  That is part of good story telling and character development.

I highly recommend Memory House and look forward to reading more in this series.

I had the privilege of reading Memory House through ibooks and given the opportunity to given an honest review.

Until Next Time,