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Second Sunday of Advent 2019: Super Easy 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Bread

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Happy Second Sunday of Advent, My Lovelies!  I want to thank you for your kind thoughts, prayers, cards, comments, and emails during this sad season for our family.  My grandmother's funeral was Friday, and it was lovely.

With so many things going on, I need easy this holiday season.  So you'll notice a very simple, easy theme to my Advent posts.  Today, I want to share with you a ridiculously easy recipe for Pumpkin Bread I saw on Tasty.  If you don't have the Tasty app, I highly recommend it!

This is all you need for the Pumpkin Bread;  14 ounces pureed pumpkin and Spice Cake cake mix.  The vanilla icing is optional, but Shelley and my niece Molly requested it.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a loaf pan.

Mix together pumpkin and cake mix.

Spread mixture into loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes.

NOTE:  Tasty recommends cooling bread completely.  We couldn't wait!  We iced it when it was slightly warm.

The texture is lovely, and the bread is very moist!

Isaiah 11:1-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Peaceful Kingdom

11 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,
    and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
2 The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,
    the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    the spirit of counsel and might,
    the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
3 His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.

He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
    or decide by what his ears hear;
4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
    and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
    and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
5 Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist,
    and faithfulness the belt around his loins.

6 The wolf shall live with the lamb,
    the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
the calf and the lion and the fatling together,
    and a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze,
    their young shall lie down together;
    and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp,
    and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder’s den.
9 They will not hurt or destroy
    on all my holy mountain;
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.

Return of the Remnant of Israel and Judah

10 On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Your advent wreath is beautiful. And thanks for this recipe! Looks easy peasy and I'm always looking for something like that during the holidays.

    I just posted by "Grieving during the holidays" post, RJ. I don't know if it would be helpful but I wanted to let you know. Hugs to you.

  2. This pumpkin bread seems so easy to make. I am going to try it. I love a good pumpkin bread.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I'm so behind RJ. I love this post, such a sweet thoughts honoring your grandmother. Your pumpkin bread sounds and looks delicious. Love your choice of scripture. I'm so sorry for your loss........


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