Monday, October 26, 2009

A favorite Season & Recipe!

I love the glow of the evening in a home, especially in the Fall. Candles flickering and yummy aromas dancing throughout the home.
A beautiful, peaceful season. My Halloween garland in the family room. I made 4 more for my daughters! Following the smell of PUMPKIN BREAD! Found it!
I share the recipe each year. Here's to another year!
~
Maryjane's Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Bread

(I won my blue ribbon at my hometown family festival!)

1 cup Crisco oil, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup water, 2 cups pumpkin, 3 1/2 cups flour, 2 1/2 cups sugar,
2 t baking soda, 1 t nutmeg, 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t salt, handful of raisins & chopped nuts.

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. *Blend together in mixer, oil, eggs, water, sugar and pumpkin.*Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly add to pumpkin mixture. Beat until well blended. Add raisins and nuts. *Grease and flour 2 large loaf pans or several mini pans 2/3 full. *Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes for large loafs and less for mini or until bread passes the clean toothpick test!

I have been making this yummy bread for 38+ years.
It never falls...more please!

26 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

Sounds delicious. I love to make quick breads in the fall. Makes the house smell so good. Thanks for the recipe. Mimi

Julie Harward said...

I too love this time of year for the same reasons..I have candles going just about 24-7. This recipe looks perfect..I will make it since I LOVE it so much..thanks for sharing! Come say hi :D

Busy As Can Be said...

This recipes sounds wonderful! I am going to try it tommorrow. I am going to be sewing and I love cooking something that makes the house smell so good. Thanks for sharing!

Margie said...

Yummy! The bread looks delicious! I know I'd have a very happy hubby if I make him some! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Have a lovely day!

Lori said...

thanks for sharing your recipe Maryjane...it sounds so yummy...the peeks of your home are lovely!!

Deb said...

Maryjane....thanks for sharing your award winning recipe...will have to give it a whirl...

becky said...

I love pumpkin bread.My motherinlaw used to make the best!I enjoyed the little walk through your home with the smell throughout.Thanks for sharing this recipe.~~Becky

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, that looks delish! Yummy! I'll bet it smells wonderful!

Claudia said...

Oooh, I can just taste that pumpkin bread. Thanks for the recipe. I love the banner, too - you always create such beautiful banners.

xo
Claudia

Julies knitting corner said...

The garland looks wonderful, you have a lovely display going on. Thanks for sharing the recipe, very tasty. best wishes Julie.C

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Yummy! sounds wonderful. I just copied your recipe.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I made your pumpkin bread and froze some, too. I can't wait to pull it out of the freezer when I'm hungry for it again! It's the BEST!

Memaw's memories said...

Makes my mouth water. I am definitely going to make this bread.

I enjoy your blog very much.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Sounds so delicious! And you house looks nice and cozy too.
Brenda

Apron of the Month Club said...

Oh how I wish I was there with the delicious breads. We are finally into fall weather in south Texas. I love the autumn.

Have a blessed week!
Yoli :)

Atelier de Charo said...

Looks delicious, thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hi Maryjane, I don't have a blog of my own but visit and love yours regularly. I have a question please, would love to try your pumpkin bread recipe but my family dislikes raisins have you ever tried it with cranraisins? Do you think they would work? Thanks Lucy

Just a little something from Judy said...

Candles, coziness, and pumpkin bread from the oven...what could be better! I just finished copying down the recipe, and plan on making it this afternoon. Thank you so much for sharing a blue ribbon recipe.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Lucy, YES! The pumpkin bread is YUMMY with or without nuts and raisins to! Give it a try!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh, I agree, there is just something about fall weather that makes the smells and sights more "home". The same things can be done in spring and summer, but it's just not the same. I have a dear friend who makes pumpkin bread every year also. It's her tradition! Have a wonderful weekend ahead. blessings,Kathleen

Just a little something from Judy said...

Good afternoon to you! Just want to say, "you were right!". The pumpkin bread is so good!! I made a double batch last evening and all of us loved it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The bread sounds delish! I love this time of year...good food, slow cooking, candles, pumpkins, squash and all the rest just make me h-a-p-p-y!

kristeen said...

Thanks for giving out your Pumpkin bread recipe -- I am on my way to the store tomorrow to pick-up a few cans of pumpkin --- then once back in the kitchen l'll make your pumpkin bread..
Kristeen (The Gough Inn) kandgough@gmail.com

fairmaiden said...

So cute.

*Ulrike* said...

That sounds so good. I will need to make some to pass around to my friends, if that is, hubby doesn't get to it beforehand!!

Anonymous said...

Maryjane,I want to thank you for your pumpkin bread recipe, that was my gift for thanksgiving to family and friends, the bread was amazing thanks again have a Blessed Thanksgiving Doreen