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Silvia’s Italian Focaccia

Silvia's Italian Focaccia

Last night Silvia’s Cucina shared a beautiful authentic Italian focaccia and it made me soooo hungry for focaccia that I went in the kitchen and made it right away. I already had focaccia on my mind after Sherron’s amazing caramelized onion & garlic focaccia and was dying for some good homemade bread after our travels. I was […]


Crunchy’s Cornbread on the Grill

Crunchy's Cornbread on the Grill

It was terribly windy yesterday, but my daughter wanted chicken cooked on the grill, and how could I possibly say no to that? We don’t get many evenings when we can stay home and grill. I asked her what she wanted with her chicken and gave her a couple options. When I mentioned the cornbread, […]


Baked Strawberry Walnut Quinoa Bites

I’ve been intrigued with the idea of baking with quinoa for a while now, so when I stumbled across this pretty muffin recipe from Poor Girl Eats Well, I really wanted to try it. They turned out a little differently what I expected, though, which is why I’m not calling them muffins. When I think of […]


Italian Garlic Pizza Crusts

Boboli Style Pizza Crust

This is another one of those recipes I’ve been making for years. It’s a Boboli-style pizza crust that is delicious plain … or topped with just about anything you like to put on a pizza. My son loves to eat this garlicky Italian “flatbread” plain, with no toppings. Sometimes my daughter and I will slice one […]


Double Berry Cinnamon Swirl Sleepover Cake

Double Berry Swirl Sleepover Cake

It’s the morning after my girl’s 13th birthday party. The house is so still and quiet. Two of the girls had to get up early to go to church. It was a challenge rousing the first one. The second one got up with only one “wakeup call”, and a third came upstairs shortly after that, […]


Double Chocolate Banana-Berry Bites

This is my favorite banana bread recipe, chocolatized. With strawberries. My daughter didn’t want me to go there. But the chocolate fiend in me just couldn’t help it. I was so intrigued with making a chocolate strawberry muffin-ette … I just HAD to have them. I made my daughter some of our regular chocolate chip banana […]


Smoky Stuffed Pepperoni Pull Apart Rolls

Smoky Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pull Apart Rolls

Post #3 of 5 in my Five Favorite Things for my Five Thousand Foodie Friends series … #1 was salad. #2 was dip. #3 is BREAD! You might have noticed if you’ve hung around this blog very much that I adore making bread. There’s no better smell in a home than a loaf of fresh […]


Sunflower Spinach Parmesan Peasant Bread

Sunflower Spinach Parmesan Bread

Is that bread … green? Yes. Yes, it is. I know it might look a little odd, but I wanted to try making a green bread for St. Patrick’s Day. Well, the color of the bread after it’s cooked isn’t quite as bright green as I might like, but it is still green. More importantly, […]


Double Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

Double Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread

I was having a serious chocolate craving and nothing I had on hand was going to cut it. I was tempted to make something like a chocolate pudding cake until I saw this recipe from Rock Recipes for Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread. I couldn’t help but fiddle with the recipe, though. I reduced the fat, […]


Speckled Pepperoni Cheese Bread

Speckled Pepperoni Cheese Bread

The magic of this bread is it has these teeny tiny little speckles of pepperoni and an underlying hint of cheesiness to it, but the flavors are very subtle, so you have this soft savory bread with just a hint of this extra flavor and (if you don’t tell them ahead of time) people can’t quite […]


Hoppin’ Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Bread

Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Bread

I love the round shape of this bread and the lovely brown color, the heat of the hot pepper, and the oozing cheese … and how quick and simple it was to make. I really love the idea of adding the cheese in hunks to the bread instead of shredding it because then you hit […]


Kumquat Basil Walnut Quick Bread

Kumquat Basil Walnut Tea Bread

This is another great find in my quest for kumquat recipes … I had already tried a yeasted bread, but then also I wanted to try a quickbread. This one turned out so yummy it’s almost gone already. My friend came over last night because she wants help with setting up a food blog and […]


Citruslove: Artisanal Portuguese Kumquat Cornbread

Artisanal Portuguese Kumquat Cornbread

I was searching the internet looking for interesting recipes to make with my kumquats … when I found this recipe for Portuguese Kumquat Cornbread. When I read the ingredients and his description of it, I was totally entranced. This is what Chef Ron Oliver says about the bread: “This is a yeast-leavened cornbread – more of […]


French Bread with Gruyere Cheese and Fresh Basil

French Bread with Gruyere Cheese and Fresh Basil

This beautiful part-whole-wheat bread has a soft texture, with a subtle flavor hint of cheese, basil, and sesame. French Bread with Gruyere Cheese and Fresh Basil Adapted from Taste and Tell who got it from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, who got it from The Sister’s Cafe Makes 1 beautiful long loaf Dough ingredients: 1 ¼ cups water 1 Tablespoon sugar 2 […]


Thanksgiving Aftermath & Parmesan Cornmeal Biscuits

Our Thanksgiving Table

We had a festive Thanksgiving this year.  The table was all decked out with autumn colors, pumpkins and leaves. My dad and sister cooked up one of his wild turkeys. Of course we had all the fixings too: stuffing and mashed potatoes, beer-braised brussels sprouts with bacon, mashed vanilla sweet potatoes, maple walnut cranberry sauce, […]


Luscious Maple Amaretto Pumpkin Roll

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Roll

The memory of the Amaretto Pumpkin Bread Pudding I made a while ago is still haunting me, so I just couldn’t help but carry those luscious flavors over into my pumpkin roll. I have been wanting to make a pumpkin roll forever, it seems. I’ve been reading about how to do it, and enviously watching other […]


Soft and Fluffy Do-Ahead Dinner Rolls

Soft Fluffy Sweet Dinner Rolls you can Make Ahead of Time

My sister found this dinner roll recipe. I have no idea where she got it. She thought we ought to make it for the holidays one year. So we tried it, and they are just lovely. Buttery, slightly sweet, soft and fluffy: the perfect dinner roll. The nicest part is you can do all the […]


Traditional Cinnamon Rolls from Long, Long Ago

Traditional Cinnamon Rolls from Long, Long Ago

That’s my daughter’s name for these cinnamon rolls. She gets to name them because she made them. She remembers when we used to make cinnamon rolls when we lived in another house, in another place, when she had a purple bedroom with a great big window that looked out on her own little garden that […]


Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea Bread

Pumpkin Pie Chai QuickBread

an almost wordless Wednesday post … Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea Bread I named this bread pumpkin pie chai tea bread because it has a very moist, dense texture almost like pumpkin pie, with the spices of chai tea and a hint of orange. A cup of Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte would be just perfect […]


Berry White Chocolate Scones

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

There is a local coffee shop in our town that makes the best raspberry white chocolate scones. They only serve them on weekend mornings and if you don’t get there early enough, you won’t get a scone because they ALWAYS run out of them. I used to crave those scones, and I would seriously pout […]


Rosemary Tomato Focaccia

I have always wanted to make one of those funky flat focaccia breads with the tomatoes baked right into the top. So today I just did. It is lovely to have a wedge of this with your soup at lunchtime (like I did today). And you can make a killer turkey sandwich on focaccia like […]


Black Magic Cat Cookies for Halloween

Black Magic Cat Cookies

Warning: these black magic cat cookies are NOT healthy. But they are SO good. And quite fun and easy to make. They are a cross between Lick the Bowl Good’s Black Cat Cookies and the Sisters Cafe’s Magic in the Middle Cookies. These cookies are a great project to do with your kids. We made […]


My Dad’s Soft & Wonderful Yogurt Bread

My Dad's Awesome Yogurt Bread

My dad has a special talent for making bread. He has good bread karma. He has to have peanut butter toast every morning with his coffee — and to him, that’s not breakfast. It’s just how he starts his day. Then he has to have breakfast an hour or two after that. So he makes […]


Chewy Lowfat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Pecans

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Pecans

Today is a double challenge day! First it’s part of my series of 31 Days of Warmer Connections. Every day in October, I am blogging about connections through food. Second, I made these lovely cookies as part of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE that Tina from Mom’s Crazy Cooking is hosting. There are over 65 food bloggers […]

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