Here’s the funny thing – I don’t really like most beer – it takes a thick, dark, rich beer to even begin to pique my interest, and then I love to top it with a shake of salt just as an Irishwoman taught me when I was in my twenties. Try it – its heaven!
My Grandmother’s Pumpkin Bread, to me, is the “pinnacle” of Quick Bread. It’s a gorgeous bread, very moist, perhaps just a bit dense, like Pumpkin Bread should be. Of course, it’s flavored with the traditional Pumpkin Pie Spice, long before Pumpkin Pie Spice was even a thing. I imagine the flavoring was pretty exotic way back when Grandma made this recipe, back in the day when spices like cinnamon and clove were sold in tiny little metal cans.