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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread Recipe

20 Oct

One of my favorite ways to bake with pumpkin is in bread. Pumpkin bread is delicious- but when you add cream cheese to make Pumpkin Cheesecake bread it becomes so. much. better.

For my blogger sweet swap this bread recipe for Lindsay!

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bread


  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/3 c water
  1. Blend cream cheese, 1/4 c sugar, and 1 egg
  2. Combine flour, 1 1/2 c white sugar, baking soda, salt and spices
  3. Combine pumpkin, butter, beaten egg and water. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture
  4. Pour 1/2 batter into pan (9 x 5 loaf pan)
  5. Pour cream cheese batter over pumpkin and top with remaining batter
  6. Swirl with a knife
  7. Cook at 350 for 70 minutes
I’ve made this recipe twice so far this fall and it was delicious both times! I hope Lindsay enjoys it too 🙂



Monster Cookies

22 Aug

As I mentioned earlier today, I made Jessica some pretty fab cookies for the blogger bake swap.

My mom’s monster cookies are pretty famous in my hometown. Everyone who knows our family knows about monster cookies and they are always in very high demand. A fun story: One of my friends made these cookies for her family. Her sister took some cookies to work, at NBC, and Katie Couric declared them her new favorite cookies!

So without further adieu here is the recipe!

Jacki’s Monster Cookie Recipe 

  • 1 cup real butter
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 TBSP baking soda
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 8 Cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 cups M&M’s
The key to this recipe is to mix well after every few ingredients. You also will bake them at 350 for only 10-12 minutes. Do NOT over cook them.
This recipe makes a ton of cookies..6 1/2 dozen! I cut it in half, and still have been eating cookies for days. I hope Jessica  enjoys them! Speaking of which I got her cookies in the mail yesterday..yum! Check out her blog for the recipe.