Cast Iron Cornbread

Cast Iron Cornbread

I may live in the south, but I’m still a Yankee when it comes to cornbread. I like mine sweet and moist with lots of butter. While this recipe could be made in a 9″ x 9″ baking dish, it really is best in a 10.25″ cast iron skillet. The skillet...
Berry Yummy Muffins

Berry Yummy Muffins

Let me introduce you to my crack muffins. I promise you, you can’t eat just one. This tried and true quick-bread recipe can be used for any type of berries. I needed to use up some strawberries and blueberries, so I combined them both into a double batch of...
5 Tips for Easier DIY Sandwich Bread

5 Tips for Easier DIY Sandwich Bread

I’ve been obsessed with baking yeast breads for several years now.  Straight dough, sourdough, artisan breads, molded and free-form, I’ve played with and tweaked more recipes than I can even remember.  However, there has always been one type of...
Honey Oat Bread

Honey Oat Bread

As far as whole grain breads go, this Honey Oat bread is definitely one of my favorites.  The butter makes it a very soft bread and the honey gives it a slightly sweet flavor, while also helping it rise.  It’s a great go-between bread if you want some...
Italian Sun-dried Tomato Ciabatta

Italian Sun-dried Tomato Ciabatta

This is a great tasting bread with so many possibilities.  I like to just eat it with butter, but it’s also great with a grilled chicken breast and melted provolone.  It would also be great with some cranberry sauce and leftover turkey breast....
St. Lucia Buns

St. Lucia Buns

St. Lucia Buns are a saffron flavored bun traditionally served in Sweden on Dec. 13 in celebration of St. Lucia Day. The buns are also referred to as lussekatt (Lucia cat). The shape of the bun is meant to symbolize the face of a cat with the raisins as the eyes. This...
Vánočka

Vánočka

Vánočka is a rich, flavorful bread from the Czech Republic that is traditionally served at Christmas time. It can be braided 2 ways: as a 6 strand braid or as 3 loaves (4 strand, 3 strand and 2 strand) stacked on top of each other. I tried the latter and was...
Challah Bread

Challah Bread

Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Chanukah, an eight day long Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BC.  In honor of Chanukah and my Jewish friends, I...
Pizza Crust

Pizza Crust

I will admit, I love pizza.  There are so many things you can do with it.  Thin crust, thick crust.  White sauce, tomato sauce.  Meat, veggie.  I invited some friends over a few months ago for a pizza party.  I supplied the crust, they...