I’ve been baking bread for over 25 years. During that time I’ve experimented with different flour, yeast, oil, butter, and sweeteners. I’ve baked bread with whole milk, skim milk, powdered milk, and water. I’ve kneaded the dough by hand, in a Kitchenaid stand mixer, and even with a breadmaker. I started by following “the rules” […]
Autumn garden harvests during September and October can contribute to making the most delicious recipes! As the leaves begin to fall and the weather begins to cool down, more time is spent indoors snacking during the day and feasting with family during the night. That sweet scented aroma of baking pies and breads fills the […]
I’ve been making homemade bread for years and I’ve tried many recipes. Some have made it and some I’ve never made again, but the one thing they all had in common was, they all dried out way too soon! It’s always been a challenge to learn how to keep homemade bread fresh longer without the […]
This super easy no-knead bread changed my life. Not only is it very yummie (it’s a huge hit with our bed & breakfast guests), it’s also extremely easy to make. It takes me five minutes at night to prepare and mix up; most of that time goes into deciding what flour I’m going to use […]
Aren’t old cookbooks the best? My mom has an old copy of a Farm Journal Canning & Freezing Cookbook that I have photocopied lots of recipes from to put in my big recipe binder. I particularly like this book because you can almost read it like a novel, there are interesting notes and comments on […]
Why use a regular ol’ bowl for your homemade soup when you can use a bread bowl? Here are step by step directions (with lots of pictures!) so you have the perfect bready bowl for your next soup or stew creation.