Honey Maple Cornbread Recipe

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

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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Whole Wheat Biscuit Recipe

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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Extra Easy Cheese Croutons

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

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

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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