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  • zucchini muffins

    I changed the ratios a bit but the recipe is pretty close to the original. The one thing that I never do when making breads or cookies is add nuts.  No not because of nut allergies but because I just don’t like them in my baked goods. Cranberries and chocolate chips? Yes, please! I added […]

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  • pretzel bread

    Until Monday night I thought I was horrible at making anything with active yeast aka bread.  I used to kill the yeast because the water I was using was too hot until the Family Consumer Science teacher explained to me that your body temp is 98 degrees, so you want to barely feel any heat from […]

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  • Dutch Oven Bread

      I feel like a broken record but I don’t think this Winter is ever going to end and it seems that I’m coping by baking bread and ingesting as many carbohydrates and dark chocolate as possible.     I have been using the New York Times No Knead Bread recipe (pictured above) and yesterday I […]

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  • St. Patrick’s Day recipes

    Hope everyone has fun weekend plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s day.  Here are a few recipes for a few St. Patty’s day treats from around the web.   8 Alternatives to Green Beer! Dye the river, not the beer.   Chocolate Stout Cupcakes oh and whiskey spiked buttercream. Sounds like you need to make these on Saturday […]

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  • pumpkin bread

    I receive an email from America’s Test Kitchen about once a week with great recipes and tips.  Usually I just read through them and think about how nice it would be to make something and never make any of the a recipes.  Until Sunday night, when the stars aligned and I was making my shopping […]

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  • sourdough croutons

    On Saturday morning at Whole Foods they were giving away samples of their cheddar sourdough bread and after a lap around the dairy section, I decided that the bread would make great croutons for a summer salad. If you haven’t made your own croutons, you really should give it a try because in total it […]

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  • Quick Bread Recipes

    This morning I woke up with a craving for banana bread or maybe I didn’t eat them fast enough and now I need to make bread with them. Who knows? So I went to a few different blogs and then I found this great post “My Top 10 Quick Bread Recipes,” from Joy the Baker. […]

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  • chocolate banana bread

    Last night I came home and we had a few overly ripe bananas, so what else do you do but make banana bread?  Well, I was sort of sick of the traditional style of this morning treat so, I flipped through the pages of my Dorie Greenspan cookbook Baking: From my Home to Yours and found […]