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Cheddar Bacon Cream Biscuits

Cheddar Bacon Cream Biscuits

| October 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last December, I had this amazing epiphany when I made Cream Biscuits for the first time. It wasn’t the first time I made biscuits, but it was the first time that it dawned on me how easy it is to make biscuits from scratch. Soon I was making Whole Wheat Biscuits on a regular basis. […]

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Apple Berry Muffins Recipe

Apple Berry Muffins Recipe

| October 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Fall, to me, ushers in the perfect weather for quick breads, coffee cakes and muffins … like these delicious ones. Lately, I have been thinking so much about making these things to enjoy for breakfast. Though I don’t do it as often as I like, baking breakfast breads is something I love. And these Apple […]

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CSA Day: Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread and Other Great Ideas

CSA Day: Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread and Other Great Ideas

| July 7, 2010 | 5 Comments

Welcome customers of Shortt’s Farm CSA! Scroll down for my fabulous Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread recipe and other fabulous recipes to use today’s produce. Confession time: I don’t like zucchini. Not one little bit. I hate how it gets all mushy and watery when cooked — it reminds me of slime. How terrible of me, right? […]

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Honey Maple Cornbread Recipe

Honey Maple Cornbread Recipe

| April 14, 2010 | 7 Comments

A few years ago, I thought cornbread was cornbread: a sweet, crumbly, delicate bread that tastes so delicious smothered with butter. Then I had a bright idea to try a special recipe for Southern cornbread. Since cornbread is a Southern tradition, it had to be the best version, right? This is the part where I […]

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Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

| April 6, 2010 | 7 Comments

Everyone seems to have a recipe for banana bread. It’s such a popular thing to make that I thought long and hard before even deciding to do my own. Seriously, there are thousands of variations on this simple thing: using overriped bananas to make a fabulous bread. Still, my kids adore bananas in a must-have-daily […]

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Focaccia Hamburger Buns Recipe

Focaccia Hamburger Buns Recipe

| March 19, 2010 | 8 Comments

The test of anything good is how it’s received. For instance, if you give a speech but all anyone remembers is the guy who asked all the questions, then you probably didn’t do your job. The same holds true in cooking. If you make something and it gets pushed to the side or not mentioned […]

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Whole Wheat Biscuit Recipe

Whole Wheat Biscuit Recipe

| March 2, 2010 | 24 Comments

One hundred years ago, making biscuits didn’t need the qualifier of “from scratch.” It’s just what people did. People cooked. They sifted and baked, rolled and cut. It wasn’t a big deal because it was just a part of daily eating life. But, as with everything, things eventually began to change when premade, ready-to-bake biscuits […]

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Easy Parmesan Breadsticks Recipe

Easy Parmesan Breadsticks Recipe

| February 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Do you ever start cooking something and then think, gee I wish I had ___? That’s what happened the other night as I stirred our beef stew on the stove. I really wanted something bready to go with it. I happened to have some fresh pizza dough languishing in the fridge, so I was totally […]

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Whole Wheat Applesauce Graham Muffins with Streusel Topping Recipe

Whole Wheat Applesauce Graham Muffins with Streusel Topping Recipe

| January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

It’s not unusual for breakfast in my house to be buttered cinnamon raisin toast and a banana or yogurt. Most days during the week, I like to keep things really, really simple. The kids have school, I have work … we just don’t have time to fuss with complicated breakfasts. But sometimes I like to […]

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Summer Salads: Recipes for Homemade Croutons

Summer Salads: Recipes for Homemade Croutons

| July 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

One of the great joys of summer is salad made with local greens. It’s vibrant, green and refreshing. It tastes of cool breezes on hot days and warm paperback pages read on a sunny porch. It’s something that you really start to appreciate the older you get … Today, the kids and I scored a […]

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