Mom's Cherry Bread

This was one of my favorite breads growing up and made each Christmas.

1 1/4 c. sugar

1/2 c. shortening

3 eggs, beaten

2 1/2 c. flour

2 t. baking powder

1/2 c. milk

1/2 c. cherry juice

1 T. vanilla

1/2 c. nuts

16 maraschino cherries cut up

Cream sugar & shortening and beaten egg-sift together flour & baking powder, add with liquid alternately. Stir in nuts & cherries. Place in greased loaf pan lined with wax paper. Bake in mod. oven 350° for about 1 hr.