* To make pumpkin purée, cut a pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff, lie face down on a foil or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until soft, about 45 min to an hour. Cool, scoop out the flesh. Freeze whatever you don't use for future use. Or, if you are working with pumpkin pieces, roast or boil them until tender, then remove and discard the skin.
1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.
2 Mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs, 1/4 cup of water, and spices together, then combine with the dry ingredients, but do not mix too thoroughly. Stir in the nuts.
3 Pour into a well-buttered 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake 50-60 minutes until a thin skewer poked in the very center of the loaf comes out clean. Turn out of the pan and let cool on a rack.
Kozar is the co-author of Babes With A
Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Hardcover/eBook,
Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009) and author of Misfortune Cookies
(Print, Barbour Publishing 2008), Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A
Casket, and Dead As A Doornail, (“When The Fat Ladies Sing Series,”
eBooks, Spyglass Lane Mysteries, 2012). Strands of Fate released October
2012 (Hardcover/eBook, Creative Woman Mysteries), and her nonfiction title Moving
Tales, Adventures in Relocation, released in 2013 (Indie-Published). She
received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as
president of Writers On The Storm,
The Woodlands, Texas ACFW chapter for three years. In 2003, she co-founded,
co-directed and later served as Southwest Texas Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers
In addition to writing Linda is
Lead Host of the Gate Beautiful Radio Show, part of the Red River Network on
Blog Talk Radio—interviewing Christian authors from Debut to Bestselling,
airing the 3rd Thursday of every month. She and her husband Michael,
married 24 years, have two lovely daughters, Katie and Lauren and a Rat Terrier
princess named Patches.
by: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary Agency
of: CAN (Christian Authors Network), RWA (Romance
Writers of American), WHRWA (West Houston Romance Writers of America), ACFW
(American Christian Fiction Writers), Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands,
Texas Chapter of ACFW, Toastmasters (Area 56) The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands
Church, The Woodlands, TX.