Baking

Breadmaker Misfire

There is nothing like coming home to a house that smells like freshly baked bread. Until you find this in the breadmaker: I have no idea what went wrong. It's still edible as we enjoyed hunks of it with some soup tonight. But it's definitely not going to make the sandwiches I intended. Back to… Continue reading Breadmaker Misfire

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Baking

I Made Bread

I'm so proud of myself.  I made a loaf of bread today.  I actually took the cheater's way out and used my bread machine.  But then I thought, who cares?  If I have a bread maker I might as well use it!  I get the same result in the end and it's a lot less… Continue reading I Made Bread

Cooking

Heart Pasta and Homemade Breadsticks

For Valentine's Day MIL gave us a bag full goodies.  Two of those goodies were heart shaped pasta and Dave's Gourmet heirloom tomato sauce.  We decided to have them for dinner last night.  I also made homemade garlic breadsticks and vegan parmesan cheese. The breadsticks recipe I used was Quick and Easy Garlic Breadsticks from Hillbilly Housewife. … Continue reading Heart Pasta and Homemade Breadsticks

Baking

Basic White Bread

Bread. A staple in almost every kitchen. At first look, homemade bread may seem complex, but it’s actually a lot easier than you think. This is only the third time I've ever made homemade bread (not using a breadmaker). Below is a recipe for basic white bread from the book Baking with Julia by Dorie… Continue reading Basic White Bread

Baking

Buttermilk Wheat Rolls

For Thanksgiving I told my grandma I would bring homemade rolls. I'd only made homemade rolls once before and they only turned out okay. Since then though I’ve made several loaves of bread and countless pizza crusts so I figured I’d be okay. Or else I'd be running to the store for the heat 'n… Continue reading Buttermilk Wheat Rolls