6 July, 2018

You Say Banana, I Say Muffins, Breads, Cakes…

You Say Banana, I Say Muffins, Breads, Cakes…
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Bananas are one fruit I put my foot down when it comes to buying organic. You may not believe this, but I was told by the produce manager of our local market that there is no such thing as a truly organic banana. Well, I guess he should know. I found several articles that are
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15 May, 2018

Much Ado About Muffins – Zucchini Banana Flaxseed Muffins

Much Ado About Muffins – Zucchini Banana Flaxseed Muffins
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Who says healthy recipes can’t be tasty and easy to make? And don’t let the flaxseed in this recipe scare you away. My “I don’t eat muffins, especially healthy ones” hubby ate a bunch of these. Did I tell him they were a healthy version and contained zucchini? No! I’m not stupid! Of course, I
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20 February, 2018

Knotted Pleasures In Garlic Pizza Balls

Knotted Pleasures In Garlic Pizza Balls
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Baking bread of any type is a favorite guilty pleasure of mine. I know what you’re thinking, cooking of any kind is a happy thing for me, however, there’s something about baking bread that adds extra joy. I don’t know if it’s the kneading of the bread, or the aroma of bread baking in the
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30 January, 2018

Oh Where, Oh Where Has The Garlic Bread Gone

Oh Where, Oh Where Has The Garlic Bread Gone
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I can remember when Italian restaurants would serve garlic bread when you sat down at the table much like Mexican restaurants that bring chips and salsa to the table. Well, that isn’t the “norm” these days. In fact, if you want garlic bread at some restaurants today, you have to pay extra! Maybe the more recent
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19 December, 2017

No Knead To Be Intimidated By This Multi-Grain Bread

No Knead To Be Intimidated By This Multi-Grain Bread
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When I was scrolling through Nicole Gulotta’s website Eat This Poem for a bread to pair with the Italian Beef Stew  recipe I recently made from her new book, I found this fabulous bread. I couldn’t wait to try it.  This no-knead  multi-grain bread is easy to assemble, a few steps to follow, an overnight in
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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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