GPS Holiday Recipes ~ Cinnamon Pecan Quick Bread

GPS Holiday Recipes ~ Cinnamon Pecan Quick Bread

Weight Watchers recipe submitted by Rea Parrish at GPS Columbia.


Just sweet enough, this cake is heavenly with a cup of coffee or tea. It’s a healthy alternative to dense breads and cakes.

2 sprays cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp table salt
1 cup pureed winter squash
2 large eggs
2/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp chopped pecans, toastedInstructions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and salt.
3. In a large bowl, combine squash puree, eggs, applesauce, sugar, oil and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed, until well combined, 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined; pour batter into prepared pan. Smooth into an even layer; sprinkle with pecans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Cool; remove from pan and slice into 16 pieces. Yields 1 piece per serving.Notes
You can use any variety of winter squash here (acorn, butternut, delicata, hubbard, etc.) cooked any way you like (steamed, microwaved, roasted, etc.) Or keep frozen, precooked winter squash handy to make this recipe anytime! Winter squash works just like pumpkin in baked goods. Use it in cheesecakes, muffins or loaf cakes. Its slightly sweet flavor and rich color are a natural fit with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

GPS Holiday Recipes ~ Pineapple Au Gratin

GPS Holiday Recipes ~ Pineapple Au Gratin

By Suzanne Young at GPS Corporate

Staff Apprec 2014 Suzanne

2 large cans chunk pineapple, drained
2 cups grated cheddar cheese (sharp)
2/3 cup sugar
8 tablespoons self-rising flour
1 sleeve package Ritz crackers or Townhouse crackers, crushed
1 stick margarine, melted

Spray baking dish with non-stick spray. Mix together pineapple chunks, cheese, sugar & flour in a large bowl.  Pour mixture into baking dish.  Crumb crackers over this mixture.  Pour melted margarine on top of crackers.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.  Enjoy!

Happy Birthday MJ Sorrell & Debbie St. Mark!

Happy Birthday MJ Sorrell & Debbie St. Mark!

Please join GPS and Gallman Consulting in wishing a Happy Birthday to MJ Sorrell & Debbie St. Mark!


Ladies, happy birthday to wonderful coworkers and good friends. You’re a pleasure to work alongside, and we look forward to many more birthday celebrations with you two! 

Here’s hoping that this day will bring you both the happiness and joy you deserve!

Happy Birthday!

Happy 28th GPS Anniversary Nanci Fields!

Happy 28th GPS Anniversary Nanci Fields!

Nanci Client Crush 2014


An anniversary is a good occasion to look back on what you have done…for 28 years!  You can do this with satisfaction and happiness because you have always done an awesome job!  You are one of the best colleagues and therefore we want to send you warm wishes.  Happy anniversary!


We appreciate your dedication over the years to GPS as the Vice President of Finance! 


Enjoy your day!

Happy 25th GPS Anniversary Suzanne Young!

Happy 25th GPS Anniversary Suzanne Young!

Suzanne, for 25 years you have and are…terrifically tireless, exceptionally excellent, abundantly appreciated and…magnificent beyond words!  So glad you’re part of our GPS family!  Happy anniversary!

We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to GPS!

Enjoy your day!