Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Kori and decided to make this recipe tonight and it was really good so I thought I would share! (Our friend and neighbor, Leslie, still makes the best pumpkin bread EVER! Maybe someday we will get her recipe!)

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
4 large eggs
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 (10-inch) loaf pans with nonstick baking spray with flour.

2. In a large bowl, add pumpkin, oil, 2/3 cup water, and eggs; beat at medium speed with a mixer until combined.

3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Gradually add to pumpkin mixture, beating until smooth. Stir in cranberries, raisins, and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared pans, and bake for 50 t0 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.


"We’re almost to the steep part!"

Casey took Tanda and I on a hiking adventure today! We went on a 9 mile hike from our house to the top of Inspiration Point and back! Casey counted bird species while we counted lizards. He kept telling us that we were “almost to the steep part,” a.k.a. almost to the top, for about half an hour! Goob.

Lunch at the top overlooking the city

Happy to be going down the mountain

Check out our trail:

The Four Deuces Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Robby hosted an elaborate murder mystery dinner party up in SLO last night. Goldie was packed full of friends decked in 1920’s attire! There was a great turn out-about 3 dozen people came and mingled as we all tried to find hidden clues, bribe and threaten each other for information, and achieve our character’s objectives in order to solve the murders. The house was decorated for the 1920’s-complete with a bar and poker table, Robby had a full Italian buffet dinner ready, dramatic murder scenes planned, and prizes! What a fun night! Thanks Robby! Amazing job!