Look at me all baking homemade bread from scratch…

I wrote before about my incompetence with yeast… and the fact that my only successes had been in a bread machine. Then I sort of broke the cycle with this Italian bread. I followed the Joy of Cooking’s instructions step by step, and yielded something yummy. Well, guess what I did today… I flew… all

Cinnamon Date Scones

I made these scones for a goodbye brunch for some of the girls in Meridian a while ago. They were flavorful without being too strong, soft without being too chewy, but also not crumbly. Very good! Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 Tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons cold

Simply Delicious, Soft, Chewy Snickerdoodles

Or, how I got this… …from this: And all I have to say is OH, YUM! I don’t know if I ever tried a snickerdoodle before the MOPS craft show. But the chaplain’s kids had a booth selling crocheted things and baked goods, and the guy bought some snickerdoodles from them. Oh my goodness, were

Chocolate Dark-Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are amazingly rich and delicious, almost like a brownie, but with the fluffiness of a muffin. When I was in college, before they switched to Otis Spunkmeyer, the little bakery in the food court used to have AMAZING chocolate chocolate-chunk muffins. I’d buy one and eat it all day long (they were huge).

Nov 20 2008
Category: Meatless. Recipes
Bruschetta Pizza-dilla

It’s the lovechild of a menage a trois between bruschetta, pizza, and a quesadilla. And it is beautiful. Last night, I had intended to use the bruschetta topping in our dinner, but it didn’t happen… so all night, the flavors melded together in the fridge. The topping consisted of: A little bit of canned tomatoes

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Nut Bread Recipe

Have I ever mentioned that Autumn is my favorite season? I love the smells, the crunchy leaves, blah blah blah (I’ll stop because I think I started another recent post this way. haha! Anyway, this is one of those autumnal foods that I love so much. Chocolate chip pumpkin nut bread. It’s called bread but

How to Cut a Bell Pepper the Easy Way

I used to cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, rip out the seeds and the stem, rinse the loose seeds off in the sink, then cut it up… That’s simple enough, but honestly, this way is even nicer because you don’t have to deal with the seeds at all. I think after cutting 3 bell

Easy 2-hour Focaccia: Recipe and Photo-Tutorial

This recipe makes me SO happy! It’s super-simple and definitely quick (in a land where making any kind of non-bread-machine-bread seems like a day-long project). Plus, you can vary the toppings to mix it up a bit. One time, I topped it with a pizza seasoning mix I improvised, which made delicious dippable breadsticks. Another

Best Bread Machine Bread – Honey Wheat version

I was looking for recipes for a good sandwich bread to make in the bread machine, and came across this recipe on allrecipes. At 4.5 stars and almost 500 reviews, I decided to give it a go! Of course, after reading some of the reviews, I decided to try a honey wheat version instead, since

Grape Pie – believe it or not!

A little bit ago, I got on a serious fruit kick. And one day, I went to the grocery store and I swear I bought out their produce section. Which led to a lot of very happy fruit consumption, but it also led to some fruit looking a little sad by the time I got

Sweet Potato Chips with Cinnamon

This is another one from Real Moms Real Fit. I made these one day as a yummy between-meals snack. You’ll need: Sweet potatoes cooking spray olive oil or olive oil spray cinnamon I also added Kosher salt, because I’m a fan of sweet/salty. I washed and peeled my sweet potatoes first. You don’t need to

Tomato Quiche with Garden Basil

Before my tomato plants died, we got several good ones off of them… so one day, I peeled several of them by blanching them. I also got some basil from our garden… delicious! What could be better? Then I made a flaky pastry pie crust, and filled it with cut-up skinned, de-seeded tomato chunks. And

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