Pumpkin Bread

This is my all-time-favorite fall treat. Pumpkin bread. I remember my Mom making it when I was younger and I would eat it for breakfast or for snack when I got home from school. I would spread a little Country Crock (b/c that is what my Mom bought) on it and chow down. YUM! I have now modified the recipe that my Mom used to be gluten-free. I am in heaven! I even “gifted” some to a neighbor today for helping me out and she loved it! :) BTW, she isn’t GF and didn’t realize the bread was GF until I told her. I froze the remaining 1.5 loaves so that I wouldn’t eat them in one sitting, b/c I could easily do so. I plan on sharing with my Mom when she is here this coming weekend to visit. I am thinking about topping it with Edy’s Slow-Churned Pumpkin Ice Cream and maybe some Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. Oooooooh!

Pumpkin Bread

2/3 cup shortening
2 2/3 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 can (1 lb pumpkin)
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cup flour (I used a rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour mix)
3 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsps baking soda
1 ½ tsps salt
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
2/3 cup coarsely chopped nuts
2/3 cup raisin

Heat oven to 350. Grease 2 9x5x3 inch loaf pans or 3 8.5×4.5×2.5 inch loaf pans. In large bowl, cream shortening & sugar until fluffy. Stir in eggs, pumpkin & water. Blend in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon & cloves. Stir in nuts & raisins. Pour into pans. Bake about 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Gluten-Free Candy

Halloween is quickly approaching. Soon those little ones will be Trick-or-Treating and bringing home all kinds of treats. Melonie over at the Yahoo Silly Yaks group compiles a list of Gluten-Free Candy each year so that we know what is safe for us and our kiddos to eat. I am so thankful for this list. Having it all in one place makes life so much easier. You don’t have to call or email the companies or be put on hold. Thanks Melonie for all of your hard work, it is much appreciated.

Gluten-Free Candy List 2008

Editing to add that several people told me the link wasn’t working. It should be working now. Please let me know if it isn’t.

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