This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
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(Laura [Frey] McDonald- friend)
3 cups white sugar
1 cup Crisco OR Parkay margarine
2 cups canned pumpkin
2/3 cup cold tap water
3 1/3 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice (if you don't have pumpkin spice you can substitute 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1 tsp. ground ginger)
In a mixer, combine sugar, Crisco OR Parkay. Add pumpkin and water and blend. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Pour evenly into 2 greased 8 1/2 " x 4 1/2 " by 3" bread loaf pans. Bake both at the same time at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Test with toothpick for doneness. Cool about 20 minutes before removing from the pans.