Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread

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pumpkin oatmeal bread cut loaf EDIT

I’m about to say something wild. And crazy. Hold on tight, here.

Pumpkin is notĀ just for quick bread.

That’s right. You can make a yeast bread with pumpkin, too! I’m sure you’re all gripping the edges of your seats right now.

Okay, so this may not be a huge revolution to anyone. But when I found this recipe for Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread in the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book, I was pretty excited. I’ve never made (or heard of) a yeast bread that used pumpkin. So I definitely needed to give it a whirl.

Let’s get started!

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Stuffed Avocado and Chicken Tortillas

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stuffed chicken and avocado tortillas

Yep, I’m on a cilantro and lime kick lately. Hey, better than a Spam and peanut butter kick, right?

So the newest passengers on the cilantro-lime trainĀ are these Stuffed Avocado and Chicken Tortillas. They’re hot and cheesy and limey and oh so satisfying. This recipe is adapted from Jamie Oliver’s “Jamie’s America” book, and it’s a pretty one.

It’s also my go-to “take-a-meal-to-the-family-with-a-newborn” dish. As long as Mom and Dad can stumble to the oven and crank it up to 400 degrees, they’re halfway to a tasty and comforting meal!

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Crispy Panko Fish Tacos

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fish tacos

Okay, confession. I HATED the idea of fish tacos for a long while. Fish? And tacos? Like, TOGETHER??? No thank you.

And then in my 20s, I went to Hawaii. And had fish tacos for the first time (from a kinda-sketchy-kinda-cool food truck/van thing).

And yum.

They were grilled fish tacos, which I liked. But this midwestern gal loves her foods fried, so I gave this recipe from Guy Fieri a whirl. Good idea. I like adding a little crunch to the softer textures of the salsa and sour cream dressing. It’s a good thing.

Eat ’em up. Nom nom nom!
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