Grape salad and pumpkin chip bread

The Edmundsons have been staying at my moms for the last ten days or so… because we are patiently waiting for carpet in our home in Harrison.  I was dreading staying at moms for one reason…I felt bad that we would be up early in the morning when I know she works very late and tries to get 6-8 hours of sleep.   I have swooped the kids up early and we go get a coffee, the mail, and run any random errands that I can.    Well, the last ten days have been AMAZING.!  Mom and I drink beers at night and visit and we make boots and mom polishes them.  She also has been helping with laundry which is my BIGGEST enemy.  The boys run around in the backyard and hang with Grandma Buce (moms nickname) they just love it here.  Tonight is our last night staying with her so she made us some pinterest desserts and I have to share!

The first one is Grape Salad.

2 lb. red grapes

2 lb. green grapes

8 oz. cream cheese softened

8 oz. sour cream

1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla


1/2 c. chopped pecans and sprinkle brown sugar.

chill over night

Get ready to live!!!! IT is sooo good.

Okay, the second is Tucker’s favorite- Pumpkin chocolate chip bread.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

 SOMEBODY LOVES IT!!!   Look at his hand on his belly. lol
                                                                                                                 Thanks for having us mom!!!  We had so much fun:)

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