Fall really showed up out of nowhere this weekend. For the past few weeks, the temperature had been in the mid- to high-70s, and it had been extremely humid. But today’s high is only 66 and the low is 42! There are only three days with highs over 70 degrees in the 15-day forecast. In my opinion, there’s no place that can match New England for fall, and I’m so excited to be here to enjoy it.
Of course, the arrival of fall means the arrival of my favorite flavors of the year: apples and apple cider, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg… the list goes on. Every fall, without fail, pumpkin bread is one of the very first things that I make to welcome in the season. My dad took a loaf of this bread to work one year, and his coworkers devoured it. It is, without a doubt, my favorite pumpkin bread recipe. It is both earthy and spicy, with the flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon and cloves. It’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. It’s hearty and dense and nothing is more comforting than curling up with some tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, and a slice of this pumpkin bread.