Categories: BlogBy Published On: July 12, 202014.7 min read321 words13 Comments on **DRAWING**

Hi Everybody, As you all know I submit regularly to magazines…and I just so happen to have a few extra copies of an upcoming issue  McCall’s Quilting September/October 2020. This should be on the shelves soon.


So I thought I would do a drawing for these few extra copies.

This particular issue features my quilt called “Pumpkin Spice Bread”

Here is the deal….I love FALL! If there is an apple and cinnamon involved….I am there. We live in Apple country…so we eat apple crisp, pie, bread, sauce and I LOVE me and apple dumpling. YUMMY!

Apple Harvest happens at the same time as pumpkin festivals  and harvest. Every year we took our kids to a a loop of farms and enjoyed the fall harvest with hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkin doughnuts, kettle corn, and pumpkin chunkin…..there’s a whole scrapbook of memories associated with the Pumpkin festival. So each kid would pick out pumkins to carve…and I always bought a  few extra to make pasta sauce, pumpkin pies, bread, chili and we also use cooked pumpkin for our dogs. It’s good for their tummy. I love me some squash soup. There is typically always some kind of squash in my kitchen all year long because I do love it.

So I will draw a few winners next Saturday and I will ship one of these magazines out to 2 winners!

In order to win you have a few options..just choose one of these:

  1. Share your favorite fall recipe in the comments.
  2. Follow me on IG and just leave a comment on one of my photos that says *Pumpkin Spice* and I will add your name to the raffle.

I will announce the winners and ship them out on Monday.

In the mean time I will have to light my Pumpkin Spice candle and dream for cooler days and fall harvest. My favorite.




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  1. Karin Callander July 12, 2020 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Apples are one of my FAVORITE fruits! I looooove making and eating sauce the most! No recipe, just several different kinds of apples, peeled, cored and sliced/chunked, in a big pot, with a bit of water, sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon, maybe some sugar. I mix sweet, tart and juicy varieties, in random combinations, so each batch has its own unique flavor profile. I summer till the apples are soft and then slightly mash em. (We like our sauce a bit thick and chunky) Can it up or eat it up, right from the pot. If you can wait, chill it overnight and the flavor intensifies. Yum!

    Your quilt is cute and looks like it’s a good scraps buster!

  2. Patricia Arbuckel July 12, 2020 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Just to make your house smell good
    Sliced lemon cinnamon sticks, cloves and 1 or 2 star anise
    simmer on back burner add water as needed
    this will last 2 or 3 day before you need to change it out
    and start fresh
    love Pat

  3. Lisa July 12, 2020 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    My favorite fall recipe is Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cake. My family has been making it since I was in the 2nd grade, and my class created an “Apple Cookbook” after we read about Johnny Appleseed. ❤️

  4. Sue July 12, 2020 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Ohio apples aren’t that great at all. I’m from upstate NY and I can’t believe the difference in quality. Maybe it’s the cold weather?
    I loooove Fall! By far, my favorite season :)

  5. Linda Bingham July 12, 2020 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Molasses cookies. Love them!
    1 1/2 c. Vegetable oil or canola oil
    2 c. Granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    1/4 c. Molasses
    4 c. All purpose flour
    4 Tbsp. Baking soda
    1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
    2 tsp. Ground ginger
    1 tsp. Ground cloves
    Cream together in mixer oil, sugar and eggs. Add in molasses. In a separate bowl blend dry ingredients together. Stir dry ingredients into sugar mixture. Shape into balls about walnut size and lightly roll in granulated sugar. Bake on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper at 350* in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes. May use greased cookie sheet instead of parchment paper. Enjoy!

    • Shelly Roberts July 12, 2020 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      oooo I love Molasses Cookies. Thanks for posting this recipe. I might have to try it out SOON!!!!

  6. Shelly Roberts July 12, 2020 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I remember when my Grandmother used to make Applesauce Cake that was to die for. She always used Lard instead of shortening. I went to try to find the ingredients one day and my children kept asking, “what is Lard?” and “Why are you putting it in the cake?” My cake never had the same taste as Grandma’s (of course, she never actually measured many of her ingredients, she always told us put in enough ____ until it feels right). I still have that old recipe somewhere (I hope). Even though it will never taste like Grandma’s using the apples she grew up on Middle Bass Island, I would love to locate the recipe and try it again one day.

    Love your quilt by the way–pumpkin spice has got to be my favorite fall ANYTHING!!!

  7. Laura July 12, 2020 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    My grandmas Raw Apple cake . The cake is baked using raw apples and freezes well for company. Comfort food for the soul

  8. Jennifer J. McKinney July 12, 2020 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I’ve been making this recipe every year for 49 years!

    Pumpkin Bread

    2/3 cup Shortening
    2 cups Sugar
    4 Eggs
    1 (1-pound) can Pumpkin
    2/3 cup Water
    1-1/2 teaspoons Salt
    1 teaspoon Cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground Cloves
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    2 teaspoons Baking Soda
    3-1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
    1 cup Pecans, broken
    1 cup Raisins

    Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly. Beat in eggs, pumpkin, and water. Add to the pumpkin mixture salt, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, and flour (in that order). Stir in the pecans and raisins. Pour into two (2-quart) greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F. for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.

    Yield: Two large or three medium loaves.

  9. Beate July 12, 2020 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe on the can.

  10. Elvia Shirkey July 12, 2020 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Apple crisp and apple cobbler and of course pumpkin pie

  11. Rachela D July 13, 2020 at 4:46 am - Reply

    Recipe???? Oh my. That’s a hard one. I have a hard time choosing…..I really love the marble pound cake at Stop&Shop, but I do drool over the pumpkin pie at Costco! But the problem with that one is that I am the only one in my family that likes pumpkin pie so the huge one is too much for just me. So I have to settle for the 1/2 that they sell at Stop&Shop. As you can see, I am not a baker at all so recipes are lost on me. But I am a great eater!!! I say thank you to whoever is the cook and brings/sends me their leftovers. Cooking is not the gift that God gave me (I do appreciate the skill that goes into it though and I really like to watch cooking shows). I have other talents…..color combos is one of them. :) Thank you for this fun contest!

  12. Patsy Futtere July 13, 2020 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Pumpkin spice zucchini bread. Substitute apple sauce for some of the oil in your favorite recipe…better flavor and stays just as moist.

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