Fall is the time to get great deals on cans of pumpkin puree which is a nice substitute in recipes such as banana, carrot or zucchini bread. If you like crunchy nuts, substitute equal pumpkin puree for banana; if you like chewy raisins, substitute the shredded carrots, and if you like the earthy flavors, substitute the shredded zucchini. It’s simple and straightforward using real pumpkins combined with eggs and oil to deliver a moist fluffy cake which you can season with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger or a hint of cloves. You can be adventurous with nuts, dried fruit, apples, chocolate chips, carrots or zucchini for a splash of color and texture. Put it all together to make a fall harvest loaf with the deep sweet taste of pumpkin that you can sink into before the day starts, or after your work day while snuggled in your sofa enjoying a hot cup of tea, coffee or cocoa.