13 October, 2017

Drink Your Beer And Eat It Too – Beer Bread

Drink Your Beer And Eat It Too – Beer Bread
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Beer lover or not, this bread is so quick and easy to make, it may become one of your favorites. Personally, I don’t like beer, however, this bread is one I love to make on a fall or winter day, paired with soup or stew. It is a dense bread, robust, good with a Sunday
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25 September, 2017

2017 – Puglia Region Day 5 – Altamura & Matera

2017 – Puglia Region Day 5 – Altamura & Matera
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We took off today for parts unknown to Ricardo and I. We had heard about Altamura bread but that’s about it. And didn’t know anything about Matera. What a surprising day we had in store for us! Altamura When we reached the town, we went straight to the bread oven to learn about Altamura bread and
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11 August, 2017

Zucchini Bread Taste Off #3 – And The Winner Is…..

Zucchini Bread Taste Off #3 – And The Winner Is…..
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Today is the big reveal! Which zucchini bread will win the taste off? But first …. Zucchini Bread Recipe #3. This is my mother’s recipe. In a previous post I mentioned how my mother made up a lot of zucchini recipes back in the 60’s and this was one of her best. She used four different
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9 August, 2017

Zucchini Bread Taste Off – #2

Zucchini Bread Taste Off – #2
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Before we get into Zucchini Bread Recipe #2, I’ve got to talk about the portion size of each slice. Two of the recipes I baked (and others I found on the internet) lists 12 slices to an average sized loaf, and then bases its nutritional statistics on one slice as a portion. Really? If you’ve
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7 August, 2017

Zucchini Bread Taste Off – #1

Zucchini Bread Taste Off – #1
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Here is the week you’ve been waiting for (or not) revealing the Zucchini Bread Taste Off with three very different bread recipes. This first one, a healthy version, is from Betty Crocker. It uses applesauce in place of a lot of oil and makes a really moist bread. If you don’t have applesauce on hand,
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31 March, 2017

Bag It – Challah

Bag It – Challah
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When I saw this recipe on the Jewlish blog (couldn’t resist – the name of the blog is just too cute!) I had to try it. After all, who wouldn’t want to throw (literally) ingredients into a bag and have it turn out the softest, most flavorful bread. I was skeptical I must admit. How
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15 February, 2017

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Rolls, Gently For Your Dinner

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Rolls, Gently For Your Dinner
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No matter how much you love doing something, when forced to do it, sometimes that “it” loses its charm. On the other hand, if unable to do “it” you are obsessed with figuring out how to work around the inability to do “it.”  During kitchen construction this week I’ve felt like I’ve had my hands
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8 February, 2017

Butternut Squash – It’s In The Bread

Butternut Squash – It’s In The Bread
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  Butternut squash is one of my favorites (in case you hadn’t noticed by the abundance of recipes I have in this blog that use it). When I found this recipe for butternut squash bread, it was immediately added to the list to make.  This is the last of the squashes I purchased last fall
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2 February, 2017

Crackers? Not Referring To A State of Mind

Crackers? Not Referring To A State of Mind
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Crackers…..no, I’m not talking about the American alternative rock band named Crackers or occasionally my state of mind during a particularly challenging day.  Raise your hand if you are guilty of hogging the bread sticks when they are brought to the table? Okay, I confess, I have both hands up. You’ll be “crackers” over these crackers.
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18 January, 2017

Got Bread? Never Fail Bread or Rolls

Got Bread? Never Fail Bread or Rolls
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I attended an online homesteading conference in the fall. It was quite an experience. There were seminars on everything from how to bake the perfect bread to maximizing garden spaces, how to live off the grid, and wait for it…. making clothes from cow hides. I learned a lot about what I’d like to incorporate
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31 December, 2016

Cinnamon Rolls To Start The New Year

Cinnamon Rolls To Start The New Year
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  In Italy, food plays an important part of observing the New Year – can I get a “duh”? The customs vary from region to region but some of the major items never change. Sweet bread or cake is served in most parts of Italy. This food item symbolizes prosperity and hope for New Year. Lentils are
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26 December, 2016

French Toast Italian Style With Panettone

French Toast Italian Style With Panettone
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  Christmas is over, now what? … do you do with all the leftovers? Let’s start with dessert… panettone to be exact. One of my favorite ways to use up leftover panettone is Italian style French toast. I just substitute slices of panettone for white bread.  Great served with leftover orange salad. It’s definitely not
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