Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mummy Bread

This is my family’s all time favorite pumpkin bread recipe. It is extremely simple to make with minimal ingredients. I made this mummy bread to take over to our new neighbors as a housewarming gift. This would also make a great gift for teachers, hostess gift, for a new mother, or anywhere you need to take a delicious treat! 


Serving Size: 1 loaf

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cups canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
BAKING DIRECTIONS: Set oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack.



  • Saran Wrap
  • White Gauze
  • Stick on eyes
  • Black chalk board tag
  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Scotch Tape

DECORATING DIRECTIONS: Wrap loaf of bread with saran wrap, sealing the edges on the bottom of the loaf. Using scotch tape, tape one end of the gauze down on the bottom. Wrap the gauze around the loaf leaving a little opening for the eyes. Seal remaining end on bottom of loaf with scotch tape. Stick the eyes on or if they aren’t sticky, a dot a hot glue will work. Wrap with ribbon and label.


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Quinoa & Goat Cheese Burrito Bowl

Cinco de Mayo activities are a tad different when you have kids.  It definitely used to be one of my favorite holidays…  I mean come on, who doesn’t love a good reason to drink margaritas and celebrate? Unfortunately I don’t have time or a sitter to celebrate how I used to. I do have to get dinner on the table for the family though! What better way to celebrate a fun holiday with your family & friends than providing a unique meal everyone can enjoy?

Today I sharing with you my Quinoa & Goat Cheese Burrito Bowl recipe! This recipe is very easy, very healthy, and super yummy! (My 10 month old even enjoy eating his own mini bowl!) This also makes a great recipe to cook with a partner.  One person can grill the chicken while the other cooks the rest. Whether a Cinco de Mayo dish or just a regular weekday meal, this recipe is sure to be a family favorite.


Servings: 4


  • 2 large Chicken Breasts
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup uncooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 2 teaspoons Lime Juice
  • 1 cup chopped Red Onion
  • 1 cup chopped Bell Pepper (color of your choice)
  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 1 cup Corn
  • 1 cup Crumbled Goat Cheese
  • 1 Avocado

Optional Garnishes:

  • Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Salsa
  • Green Onion
  • Cilantro

Rub both sides of raw chicken breasts with taco seasoning. Place on grill until cooked thoroughly. Set aside. Cook quinoa according to directions on box. After the majority of the water is absorbed by the quinoa, add the liquid smoke and lime juice to the sauce pan so the quinoa absorbs while it finishes cooking. While waiting for quinoa to finish cooking, heat a little olive oil in a skillet on medium-low heat. Toss in chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, black beans, and corn to heat up and grill. Stir continuously with wooden spoon to prevent burning.  Remove when thoroughly heated and set aside. Chop avocado into cubes. Chop chicken into cubes. When quinoa is done cooking, spread evenly between bowls.  Top with chicken, veggies, beans, avocado, and goat cheese. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, green onion and/or cilantro as desired.  Enjoy!

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