Dear Heloise: I use rubber gloves for most of my household cleaning. I had a special pair I used when washing dishes, but it had a small hole that allowed water inside the glove.

I set the glove aside and let it dry out completely. Then I took a band aid, cut off the sticky portion on one side and put a super glue around the hole.

Then I took the sticky portion of the Band-Aid and placed it over the hole, making sure that it also rested on the super glue. After it dried, my old rubber gloves back were as good as new.

 — Frances Y.,

Alexandria, Virginia

Pumpkin bread

Dear Heloise: Would you put your pumpkin bread recipe in the paper again? I made it and my whole family loved it. So did I. I would truly appreciate it.

— Vickie M.,

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Vickie, this recipe always seems to be a hit at any time of year. Here it is:

1 2/3 cups flour

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup salad oil

1 cup canned pumpkin

Sift together the dry ingredients. Add nuts and mix well. Set aside. Combine remaining ingredients and add to dry ingredients. Mix just enough to blend. Pour into a 9x5x3” greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 75 minutes.

This is an easy and quick bread to make and is a hit with the whole family. If you would like a Heloise’s Baking Soda Hints and Recipes pamphlet of your own, along with many additional uses for baking soda, go to www.Heloise.com or send $5 along with a stamped (75 cents), self-addressed long envelope to: Baking Soda, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. You’ll be glad to have this handy reminder of all the things you can do with baking soda, including making pumpkin bread.

— Heloise

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