It's time again for Secret Recipe Club reveal! My secret blog assignment this month was Hun... What's for Dinner? a blog full of recipes inspired by the best recipes from magazines, cookbooks and the web. Cindy is a stay-at-home mom of two adorable kids. She married a professional chef thinking he'd be the one doing the cooking in their relationship. When that didn't pan out, Cindy became an excellent cook in her own right and has even won some cooking and baking contests and been published in several cookbooks. No wonder I had such a hard time choosing a recipe from her blog!
Here are a few of the recipes that caught my eye:
- Stuffed Zucchini
- Sam & Cat Sloppy Waffles
- Spring Medley Creamer Potatoes
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars
- Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Banana Toffee No Bake Cheesecake
Cindy made this for something called the Crazy Ingredient Challenge, which sounds like a lot of fun. She's also got something called Simple Supper Tuesday going on every week which is a round-up of, you guessed it, simple recipes. I will definitely have to be checking that out again!
Cindy's recipe called for 2 T of powdered sugar dusted on the top, but I used a little less than 1 T. After that it was just going everywhere and making a mess. It really does look pretty, but I think next time I'm going to sprinkle a little turbinado sugar on top of the loaf before baking and see how that turns out.
I really loved this loaf. Is it breakfast? Bread? Dessert? A snack? I'd say all of the above! Seriously, really good - great flavor, nice texture, and the tart bites of cranberry really make it special. Nothing crazy about cranberries and gingerbread together. The flavors are perfect! I will definitely be making this again. My husband wasn't a huge fan of the gingerbread spices, but that just means more for me. Every time.