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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

| May 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

A few weeks ago, Will spied a lone very ripe (ahem, brown) banana on our kitchen counter and declared that I should  make banana bread. He adores banana bread. And bananas, for that matter. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to whip up a batch then. Today I finally got around to baking some … in […]

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Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

| May 13, 2011 | 53 Comments

When it comes to grocery shopping, I am a grocer’s dream. They might as well stamp a gigantic “Impulse Buyer!” stamp on my forehead and call it a day. Display cases of fresh breads and cheeses just call to me. The produce department’s bright and beautiful wares are always beckoning to me. And the butcher’s […]

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Bread Machine Country White Bread

Bread Machine Country White Bread

| May 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

Homemade bread is special. It’s like love in a loaf form. And making it regularly is something I have always wanted to do — but didn’t. Yet. With gas prices escalating, I have been looking for ways to trim our budget. One way I realized we could live more frugally? By breaking out the bread […]

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Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

| January 25, 2011 | 6 Comments

Yesterday, I didn’t feel like eggs in the morning. Or oatmeal. Or cereal. Or anything vaguely resembling a “normal” breakfast. I just didn’t. It reminded me of my younger days when breakfast foods were persona non grata in my life. But I’ve made a concerted effort in recent years to eat breakfast because it’s good […]

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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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