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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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Extra Easy Cheese Croutons

Extra Easy Cheese Croutons

| June 8, 2009 | 3 Comments

Today started out as one of those ethereal days where the sky is impossibly blue and the clouds are a fluffy jungle kingdom. You just want to be outside on a day like today, and we made sure to spend a lot of time outdoors. The kids and I rose later than usual, which is […]

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Banana-Stuffed French Toast

Banana-Stuffed French Toast

| May 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

As I type this, thunder is roaring outside my office window and ominous clouds are dumping rain everywhere. It sounds vicious outside, the kind of rolling booms that make you want to curl up under a favorite quilt and huddle until it passes. Meanwhile, less than 20 minutes ago, I was outside planting and watching […]

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Bread Machine Olive Oil Bread

Bread Machine Olive Oil Bread

| January 15, 2009 | 10 Comments

Earlier this month, my cousin hosted a luncheon for her sister to celebrate her soon-to-be-born second child. It was a nice, small gathering of family and a few close friends. My cousin put together a great spread of veggie sandwiches, chicken clubs and egg salad sandwiches, along with several delicious salads and desserts. But the […]

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