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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

APRICOT LEMON CRANBERRY PECAN QUICK BREAD...whew...

I made a loaf of quick bread and I am here to tell you that it was
VERY GOOD.!
You can go HERE for her recipe.
DEBBIE'S  is titled
LEMON BLUEBERRY QUICK BREAD
Her blog name...A SLICE OF PIE...
how cool is that !
Her recipe sounded so good...
and her photo,above, made it look even BETTER.
Thanks so much for this recipe, DEBBIE.
I made mine early in the morning so that when Mr. Sweet returned
from his errands, it would be just about ready to take out of the oven.
I am a firm believer on using what one has on hand..in the pantry or the fridge.
I had no BLUEBERRIES...:(
but I did have LEMONS
I did have a few cranberries...
I did have dried APRICOTS
and I did have PECANS  
sooo...
I mixed them all into the batter and could have eaten the
whole bowl of raw batter and fruit..
s-s-ss-so good, it made me stutter!
The name of the Quick bread changed to
LEMON APRICOT CRANBERRY PECAN QUICK BREAD
or
LACPQB for short  :O)
dayum....it was good. !
I fried a few strips of bacon to go on the side
and a little fresh lemon,
knowing full well that a little LEMON juice squeezed on the individual pieces
would just take it right over the top...
and IT DID !
I am fully aware that I have an OBSESSION with taking pictures of my food.
I keep asking myself...
do I like COOKING that much
or is it getting to take photos and playing with them in PHOTOSCAPE ?
Food is HARD to photograph...
well....SOME foods are hard to photograph.
Meat is one of them...
and casseroles ..
oh...and noodles...
you have to be very careful or they turn out looking...
well....
un -appetizing, 
to say the least.

I used DEBBIE'S recipe
replacing blueberries with the apricots and adding the nuts.
I can't wait to try it with BLUEBERRIES... 
The apricots made this bread so tender and moist..
It is much like a course cake and just delightful for breakfast,
warmed
dressed in BUTTAH.
This recipe goes in my TOP 50 BEST RECIPES  list .      
If you give it a try, let DEBBIE and I both know how you liked it.
NOW, if you will excuse me,
I am off to the kitchen to warm a slice of it and 
heat up the DUNKIN DONUTS coffee.
I hope YOU'RE   having as good a day as I am
♫ ...walking in the sunshine....♪♫ sing a little sunshine song...♫
 
I AM JOINING:
VINTAGE THINGY THURSDAY .. both the rose plate and cake stand are vintage..my mom's.
Thanks to all the hosts..and thank YOU for stopping by.
xoxo
bj

32 comments:

Julie Harward said...

That looks so good...how could it not with all that good stuff in it..YUM! :D

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The bread sounds great BJ! I just zipped over to Debbie's and bookmarked it-thanks:@)

Barbara F. said...

That does look dayum good, BJ! Also, it is a "quick" bread with "quite" a lot of good things in it, for A-T at@JennyMatlock :) xo,

Silvia said...

I love your blog! I'm his follower for a long time, and like everything you post. Congratulations, and brazilians kisses!...
P.S. Your family is very, very beautiful, God bless!!...

The White Farmhouse said...

That does look dayum good! I don't blame you for having to make this. Love your little twist on it too. I am off now to check out Debbie's blog!

Stacey said...

Mercy that sounds good. I love the use what you have philosophy. Anything to save another trip to the store.

Kathleen Grace said...

Could you just pass me a slice of that BJ? Thanks;>)

Marla said...

I just printed the recipe from Debbie's blog. Blueberry season here in Oregon so I can't wait to try this recipe. I have three young bushes in my backyard that are enough for cereal but not big enough yet to freeze for the winter. Hubby and I pick about 30 pounds a year and eat on them all winter long.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are the best cook! I hope it's cooled off enough to use your oven! It sure has been a HOT summer! HUGS! ♥

Michele Smith said...

That looks so yummy! I bet my family would love it!!!

Vee said...

LACPQB for short! Ha! You did it again.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

BJ - I'm thrilled that you loved it ... but more thrilled that you adjusted it to your own taste and supplies! That's the way to cook! Now I have to bake it with apricots, which I love with a little chocolate ... so might throw in a handful of choco chips! This recipes just keeps growing!

Sarah said...

Yum! I know there will always be something delicious here, BJ.

jeanne said...

Hi bj, What will you make next? This looks good enough to die for. Well, maybe swoon!!! I think your food photos are always yummy.

Love the stool so much. How cute the points are. Mr. sweet, you rock.
Love, Jeanne

Linda Makiej said...

your photos here are great!!! I am hungry now!!

Holly Lefevre said...

YUMMY! I love all the goodness thrown into this bread...and yes food is so hard to photo!

Bunny Jean said...

Shame on you for making me hungry just before bed... I'll be dreaming of that all night.

Worse yet is that I won't have anything nearly as appetizing as that for breakfast.

xoxo Bunny Jean @Bunny Jean's Decor and More!

CoopDeVilla said...

Hi Gal, Your food looks delish! That bread recipe made my mouth water not to mention, I'm a huge bacon freak. Love your blog.
Hugs,
CoopDeVilla

Emily said...

Non, I think you enjoy cooking way more. The icing on the cake, or Quick Bread in this case is the fun you have making photos and editing..........A mighty fine breakfast.........

~Emily
The French Hutch

CoopDeVilla said...

Oops, forgot to add that I am your newest follower. So much goodness going on here.
CoopDeVilla

Rettabug said...

Sounds positively DELICIOUS, BJ! You crack me up with your "dayum....it was good". Your wonderful sense of humor & way of communicating make me smile every time I get your posts in my email. I'm SO glad I've signed up to get them.
I've got freshly picked blueberries from my Dad's/now sister's bushes, so I WILL be trying Debbie's recipe very soon.
Hugs to you Sweetie & thanks for telling us about it,
Rett

Jo said...

BJ,looks sooo good.I do that all the time,if we don't have the ingredients WE ROLL ON!..and it always turns out delish!
~Jo

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Oh BJ! You've outdone yourself today! That looks fantastic and one I'll definitely try!

Anne xx

Aunt Amelia said...

Wowsers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ,-)

'Uncle A.' loves me to make Quick Breads for him. Always on the look out for a new recipe. Or a new idea, on an old recipe.

As to your photo taking, I've said it before and I'll say it again... "When you grow up," you should get a job, doing this, for a big magazine! You know all about it, without any formal training, and it's simply marvelous!

Decorating Lady's Humble Abode said...

I think I can actually smell the pecans ummmmm. Nothing smells better than fresh baked goods in the kitchen. Check out my smoothies I posted on my blog, they should come with a warning lable. Thanks for sharing Decor. Lady

PEA said...

I just knew coming to visit you today would have me drooling over my keyboard, I just KNEW it!!! hehe Oh dear, that quick bread sure does look and sound delicious. I have some frozen blueberries so will have to give the recipe a try.

I agree, some foods are so hard to take pictures of! I've made some dishes that is so delicious but yet when I've taken a picture of it, it looks like someone threw up! ICK! lol Needless to say, I don't use those pictures. :) xoxo

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
This is so yummy looking! Pecans, hm~m~m...guess I'll have to give it a try soon!
Fondly,
Pat

LV said...

Lord knows how I would love having about half of that. I can smell it all the way to Fort Worth

Designs By Pinky said...

You are SO right about food being hard to photograph!!!!!!!!!! And I am clueless about "fixing" or changing pictures!!!! So, my food usually doesn't look so good. Sometimes I wonder if I should do any food posts at all..... This looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. XO, Pinky

Tammy said...

Yummy! wish I could help you eat that quick bread. The vintage plates are lovely.

Miz Helen said...

Hi B.J.,
Your photo's are always great. Girl I think you could make a raw Turkey Neck look good.
I love apricot's and cranberries and to pair them with the lemon and pecan makes this an awesome bread for me. It looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
See you soon,
Miz Helen

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi BJ! This looks delicious. I wish I was your neighbor so I could "drop by" for breakfast. Thanks for sharing at the Open House party.
xo,
Sherry