When my children were young, we used variations of this recipe numerous times to make either pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins which we entered in our annual Unionville (PA) Community Fair. Without fail, each time we entered, we won first place ribbons, the kids in their respective age categories, and me in the adult category. One year the muffins even won Best of Show (best out of all baked goods entered by elementary school students). Now that the children are grown, the recipe still remains a family favorite. It’s been a few years since I’ve submitted any entries in the Fair, so I’m no longer quite so protective of the recipe.