It is impossible to get through this busy time of year without cheating just a little… Right? I am totally guilty of cutting corners when rushed. A couple weeks ago I made a huge batch of scrumptious pumpkin bread out of the box (gasp!). I mixed the bread according to the box, but substituted pumpkin in exact proportion for the oil. It made the bread taste moist and completely homemade.

It may sound silly but giving up your perfection just a little can really help you celebrate well these coming months and I promise your bread will still taste great!

I also made a cinnamon buttered dip to go along with the bread and am sharing the recipe plus a cute way to package them together for favors today over at Project Wedding.