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Since it's that time of year, here is my favorite pumpking bread recipe. It's not dry and mealy like some.

Mom and Dad’s Pumpkin Bread

5 cups pumpkin (1 large and 1 small can)
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts
5 cups flour

Mix all the ingredients well.  Makes 2 large bread loaves, or up to ten smaller loaves.  Bake at 350 for 1 hr. and 5 minutes.  May take longer.  Bread is done when a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

We always greased the pans and sprinkled them with sugar (rather than flour).  We also sprinkled a bit of sugar on top as it made the top crunchy.

Obviously, this is NOT diet food.  LOL

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