Edie’s Pumpkin Bread | November 24, 2016
For me, my favorite parts of the Holidays are the memories. We all know how powerful sense memory can be. Last night when I was baking pumpkin bread for my Thanksgiving table, I was right back in my mother’s kitchen baking with her. This time of year my mom was always busy making all her childhood favorite holiday foods as well as trying new recipes. We carried forward some of her traditions while making new ones of our own, through food.
Thanksgiving was a perfect combination of her family’s food traditions and creating our family’s. Pumpkin Bread is one that has crossed several generations. I can remember helping her making it as a child. I started baking with her at a young age and I still love to bake because of the time we spent together. We had one of those red leather and stainless steel stools where the bottom step pulled out into a two-step, step stool. My mom and I also had matching aprons – that’s how I knew I belonged to her. We on the 5th generation of happy pumpkin bread eaters. It is so simple I am not sure why I only seem to make it around Thanksgiving.