Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughtly after each addition. Stir in pumpkin. Stir in dry ingredients alternately with water, beating just until smooth. Do not overbeat. Fold in nuts. Turn batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for about 45-55 minutes or until done. Turn out on a wire rack and cool. Store in tight container. Slice and serve with butter.
Amazingly enough Happy, Content, 60 going on 6, love being at home with my wonderful husband, the Professor, and my dogs Allie 6yo and Noah 6 yo. I love collecting recipes and fund raising cook books. I describe myself as fat (and getting thinner), boring, unless you are privy to my steamy personal life and proud of it! I hate shopping unless it is shopping for needlework stash. I have a wicked sense of humor. I detest sweating and anything that makes me sweat.I would have loved to have lived in the 20's and 30's. My favorite movies are "Casa Blanca" (don't you love Bogie?) and "Rear Window" with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. My favorite color is pink. My second favorite color is pink. I love all things girlish! My motto, a day without cute hair is a day without sunshine.