Pumpkin Bread Practice....

Tomorrow morning I will be a guest on Channel 19, Cincinnati’s Fox affiliate. I’ll be on at 8:15 a.m. Fine. I’ve done plenty of television interviews, no biggie, right? Um…wrong. There’s a catch with this one. For Channel 19’s cookbook author spots they always have the author do a cooking demo. Gulp. Okay, my expertise is Amish culture and, to an extent, their cooking. But knowing ABOUT their cooking and actually being ABLE to cook are two different things. You can have a wonderful manager of a baseball team, but managing and actually playing are not one in the same. Still, I’ll do anything to promote The Amish Cook at Home. If they invited me on the air to dance with a pumpkin on my head while holding the book I probably would. So Rachel and I and a friend have been practicing feverishly for the segment. I will be making The Amish Cook’s recipe for homemade pumpkin bread, which is an easy, delicious and seasonal creation. The bread is very sweet (over 3 cups of sugar) so it’s almost like a “pumpkin cake.“ The other tricky part is that the interview is only 3 minutes in length. Three minutes. Sheesh. It takes that long just to open the can of pumpkin and spoon it out. So Rachel and one of her friends are having all the ingredients pre-measured, labeled, and all utensils at the ready.   Very interesting all that goes into such a short segment.  Above is a photo of one of our "test loaves" last night. Delicious if you spread cream cheese on it!

 

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Ok, I guess I'm blind.  Will someone please tell me how to get to this morning's video on the Fox 19 web site? 

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I've tried to find it for you but it's not there (yet?) just the recipe for the pumpkin bread.  Too bad I can't figure out how to get something on my DVR onto the computer, maybe I can get my computer savey son to figure it outUndecided

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GOD BLESS YOU

I guess I hit the incorrect reply because i was intending to express our encouragement to Diann inthe loss of her brother.

Having a 6 yo grand daughter with that extra chromosome lets us know what a joy your brother was.  Wherever we go with Hannah she lights up the room. A couple of years ago she was so perceptive to the family members in the waiting room while we waited for Grandpa to get to the recovery room.  She "read" to one lady who was so grateful for helping to pass the time. so i know what you are now missing in your life.

and i know that it does not help to have someone say he is in a bettr place and n longer ill.

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Thank you, Luv and Kay, for your kind words.  I lost my dad last year and I thought that was rough, but nothing compares to losing your first sibling -- I am so devastated!  Donny was less than two years younger than me, and so he was pretty much my constant companion when we were kids.  He loved music and anything musical; he loved to play his bongo drums, tambourine, musical spoons, and he was great at it, too!  And he loved EVERYONE!!!  He was just a caring, compassionate, lovable "kid".  I know there is a special place in Heaven for sweet souls like him!  BTW, I made the pumpkin bread and it is delicious!  I added nutmeg and ginger to mine, in addition to the cinnamon Lovina called for.  I am real pleased with it and I know everyone's gonna love it tonight!  Thanks everyone for your support!  I don't know what I would have done without the outlet of this web site over these past couple of months when Donny was going downhill.  XOXO~Diann  PS. Here is Donny's Guest book...  there are a few pictures of him in the photo album that my youngest brother and I contributed.   http://www.legacy.com/dayton/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=119698755

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Diann, thinking of you too during this time.  I too made the pumpkin bread this morning for my son to take back to college with him.  I use pumpkin pie spice mix instead of  just cinnamon to give it more of a 'fall taste' so you're not the only one who 'adjusts' Lovina's recipeWink

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Well, the pumpkin bread looked so delicious, I decided to make some, along with some brownies I was making, to take to my little brothers' viewing tonight.  He was an awsome "kid" - he had Down's syndrome and passed away over the weekend, at age 57, from respiratory difficulties.  Cry  Anyway, I just know the pumpkin bread will be a big hit!  ~Diann

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Diann, Sorry to be late in letting you know how sorry I was to read of your brother's passing.  I remember reading it at the time, but was not feeling well dealing with some issues in my back & neck - then I couldn't find it again!  I hope everything is going better for your family.  I know you will miss him tremendously, but time does have a way of healing our hearts so that we concentrate more on the memories than the pain.  Yesterday was a reminder of that for me - would have been my father's 75th birthday, but it is hard to visualize the 18 year old boy in the navy uniform as a great-grandfather!  It's been 49 years since his passing.  I hope to one day be with him again, just as I am sure you do with your brother.  But we have to rest in the faith that God has a plan & it isn't for us to question that plan, but to believe that it is as it should be.

Cindy/KS

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Diann, I am also so very sorry for your loss.  Down's syndrome "kids" have such a special light to their personalities, touching so many people.  I am sending you a great big e-hug {{{}}} 

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Diann, I'm sorry for your loss in the passing of your little brother.  You and your family will be in my prayers.  Would you like to share any stories about him? --Kay

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Great job on the segment this morning!!!  Looking forward to meeting you on SaturdayLaughing

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I saw your segment as well, and I think it went well. You didn't look nervous at all. I think Rob and Sheila do a good job at making their guests feel comfortable. Did they try the bread? I'm so bummed I can't make it to the book signing at Joseph-Beth since I'm going to a parenting conference all day Saturday. I hope that goes well, too!

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Kevin, I just finished watching your TV segment and thought you did a wonderful job!  I was impressed!  You're a natural in front of that camera!  Great idea having the anchors help with the recipe while you also got in a plug for the book and gave a little history on the Amish, as well.  Great job!  ~Diann

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  I am hoping I can get it on my computer. Wink If not I will see you in Merrillville.

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  Good Luck tomorrow, I know you will do great. I am even getting up early just to catch you.Wink

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Thank you, can you get Channel 19 all the way up there?? 

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I am off tomorrow with it being election day so the plan is to sleep in.  But I do have my DVR set to record all of the news on that channel that day, just in case they run lateWink

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Good luck tomorrow!  I hope that I can watch the segment too.  later in the morning of course, I don't think I will be getting up at 5:15, although I could, I guess!

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Good luck!  I am sure you will do fine :-)  If all of the ingredients are premeasured/labeled, all you should have to do is dump them, stir them, and pour into pans, right?  Then, of course, you will have your swap-out ready  :-)

 Will they have the segment available to watch on their website?  If not, would it be possible to post it here?  We would really like to watch it!

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Nevermind, I just answered my own question!  LOL  I checked out the site, and they have a very nice, easy to use section for the segment videos.  I look forward to seeing yours tomorrow! 

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