Welcome to After Orange County where today I present to you Three Little Loaves.


As you read this post Brad & I are in Asheville, North Carolina. Dear friends rented a vacation home in Asheville for a couple of months and to our delight, invited us to join them for a few days in the beautiful southern Appalachian mountains.  I look forward to bringing you a future post all about our visit.

THREE LITTLE LOAVES | Banana, Pumpkin & Zucchini Bread |

But today I wanted to share with you the hostess gift I made for our Asheville hosts, Bruce & Lori. It’s a basket containing three little loaves of bread…

THREE LITTLE LOAVES | Banana, Pumpkin & Zucchini Bread |

made from my very own recipes for:

Click on the links above for the delicious recipes, each of which can be made ahead and frozen until you need them. What’s great about these recipes is that each one produces up to 7 little loaves. So, not only am I able to take three little loaves to Asheville, I’m also taking a set of loaves to a friend recovering from surgery. And, I’m giving three little loaves to our neighbors who watch over our house in our absence. I’m also giving another set of three little loaves to our Cottage Grove neighbors who have been so terrific in putting up with our dust as we renovated the property the past 9 months.

THREE LITTLE LOAVES | Banana, Pumpkin & Zucchini Bread |

To make your own three little loaves as gifts all you’ll need is the following:

Cellophane Bags

Disposable Paper Loaf Pans

Manilla Paper Shipping Tags

Jumbo Rick Rack

Fabric Lined Basket (I got mine at IKEA)

Any one of these sweet quick breads can be produced for a number of different reasons. Make them for…

  • A Tea Time Snack
  • For Breakfast or Brunch
  • For Dessert
  • Give As A Gift From Your Kitchen

THREE LITTLE LOAVES | Banana, Pumpkin & Zucchini Bread |

So, next time you are in need of a nice little hostess gift, give a gift from your kitchen. I believe making something yourself is especially thoughtful, as it shows you made some extra effort.

So there you have it: THREE LITTLE LOAVES

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