Thursday, September 27, 2012

Postcards & Pumpkin Bread!

Just got done making this vintage style postcard garland for my Beehive Cottage Etsy Shop
I will also be making these for The Vintage Marketplace!
I also made postcard sets for birthdays, weddings, or everyday use.
 Always adding new tags to my shop too!
Also busy making journals for both Etsy shops! 
You are welcome to come visit!
Time to share my pumpkin bread recipe again!

     Maryjane's Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Bread
(I won my blue ribbon at my hometown family festival!)
1 cup Crisco oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 cups canned pumpkin
3 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 t baking soda
1 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
handful of raisins & chopped nuts-optional

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Blend together in mixer, oil, eggs, water, sugar and pumpkin.
*Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly add to pumpkin mixture. 
Beat until well blended. Add raisins and nuts.
*Grease and flour 2 large loaf pans or several mini pans 2/3 full.
*Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes for large loafs 
and less for mini or until bread passes the clean toothpick test!
I have been making this yummy bread for 35+ years and it is always a big hit...more please!
Have a wonderful day!


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

That sounds delicious, Maryjane! Thanks for sharing and for sharing the cookies in the post below! Going to pin them both to my Sweet Treats board for future use!

Have a great Thursday!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love the postcards! I'm a big fan of pumpkin bread too. It is so nice of you to share a tried and true recipe.

Susan said...

Love the postcard banner, esp. the ribbon. It is perfection.
I hope all is going well with your new living situation. Please go to Facebook and check out my page sweet*potato*designs and give me your feedback when you have time. I need the help!
Thank you,

A Vintage Chic said...

Such a beautiful garland, Maryjane--and the pumpkin bread looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe--we'll have to give it a try!

Wishing you the loveliest day, dear friend!


Roseli Rosa said...

Would you like these breads that look delicious.
But I am with out a doubt the pumpkin must be cooked?
Thank you
Roseli Rosa

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Yes, Roseli Rosa, the pumpkin must be cooked. I use canned pumpkin. Thanks for asking! Love your food blog!


❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

How charming the bunting is. Love it:)

Shirley Hatfield said...

I can't wait to try your pumpkin sounds yummy. The days are getting cooler here and we actually had some rain which put several inches of snow on the mountains. It's the perfect time for pumpkin everything! =D

Karen said...

What a sweet garland, Maryjane, and thank you for sharing the pumpkin bread recipe. This is perfect for fall!

Hope your fall is starting out lovely. xx

Hugs, Karen

wendy said...

Now what am I going to do since I am now craving warm pumpkin bread????
beautiful post card garland !!!

Mimi Sue said...

Pumpkin bread just says fall to me. Love that postcard garland! Mimi

Annie said...

Lovely garland and yummy bread

Roseli Rosa said...

Olá Mary Jane
Obrigada por tirar minha dúvida, agora só preciso por em prática e fazer os pães.
Fico muito feliz que tenha gostado do meu blog de receitas.
Seu blog me encanta...amo esses postais e as receitas.
Desejo-lhe muito sucesso.
Obrigada e beijos.

Hello MaryJane
Thanks for taking my question, now just need to put into practice and making bread.
I am very glad you liked my blog revenue.
Your blog delights me ... love these postcards and receipts.
I wish you much success.
Thanks and kisses.

Ali said...

The postcard bunting is wonderful Mary Jane.

Ali x

Celestial Charms said...

Hi Maryjane,
What beautiful vintage postcard banners, so very unique.
Your pumpkin bread looks like a delicious recipe.
Hope you enjoy your weekend.

{oc cottage} said...

both are quite YUMMY!!!!!

m ^..^

Julie Harward said...

Hi there...I LOVE the postcard banner, so simple but a great impact! Love the old postcards so much. I love your cake too, nothing like pumpkin recipes in the Fall. I am headed to my kitchen right now to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake! Have a great Autumn! :)

janice15 said...


Busy As Can Be said...

You always have the best recipes! So glad I stopped by.
Have a great day,

craftyles said...

The postcard garland is adorbale. The pumpkin bread looks yummy-I'm so in the mood for something like that. I'll be giving this oone a try!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Maryjane~What a beautiful garland. The vintage inspired postcards are one of my favorite design elements.

With fall quickly approaching Pumpkin treats are at the top of my baking list.

I'm heading over to your shop, thanks for sharing.
Hope you drop by soon.
Sweet wishes,

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Maryjane...I love your banner. Your things are always so lovely. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! xo

nicelori said...

I just found this blog, I am new to the area from Chicago, and I am blown away!!!! Your recipes look divine, everything you make is adorable, and you own a maltese, which practically makes you perfect, myself having a gorgeous little maltese puppy. I cant wait to buy some vintage items from you!