HouseParty.com . It was similar to my Shutterfly party last year. It was fun and I am thankful for the opportunity to host parties. HP recently teamed up with Walmart to offer an awesome array of photo gifts. Before this hosting opportunity I had no idea that Walmart even had a photocenter.
Here's the recipe that I promised:
via: The American County Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook (recipe slightly mod.)
2 - 2.5 cups Sugar
1 cup Veg. Oil (Canola)
1 pound canned pumpkin (1 smallish can, pureed pumpkin, not the pumpkin pie mix))
3 1/2 cups Flour
2 tea. Baking Soda
1 tea. Salt ( you can leave this out, if you like)
1/2 tea. Baking Powder
2 tea. Ginger (dried, ground)
1 tea. Cinnamon (ground)
1 tea. Nutmeg (ground)
1 tea. Cloves (ground)
1 tea. Allspice (ground)
2/3 cup Water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter 2 loaf pans. You could also make these into muffins, if you prefer to.
In a large mixer blend together the sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin puree.
In an other bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Add this mix into the wet mix slowly, stirring or mixing in between the bits of dry ingredients. Add the water and mix well.
Pour into the prepared loaf pans and bake for 1 hour, or until done.