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Cheese Bread

When I picked up my youngest from preschool the other day, she was clearly troubled. You see, for lunch she had brought some homemade cheese bread and proudly showed it to her friends. However, X (our own He-Who-Must-Not- Be-Named) insisted that it wasn’t cheese bread. It couldn’t be cheese bread. His …

Yeasted Cranberry-Pecan Pumpkin Loaves

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…” -M.F.K. Fisher in The Art of Eating But what about the sound of good bread making? Yes, the sound, at least when it comes to these yeasted cranberry-pecan …

Soft and Chewy Breadsticks

Steve Sullivan. I hear the name and immediately think of the baker and founder of Acme Bread in Berkeley, California. Tim’s mind, on the other hand, jumps to the left wing and alternate captain of the Nashville Predators. Likewise, to me, Pecorino is a cheese. To Tim, it’s a mispronunciation …

Sausage Biscuits

Much like Krispy Kreme and its famous “Hot Now!“ donuts sign, I think Southern cooks could benefit from a “Hot Now!” biscuits sign. Call this neon biscuit beacon an updated version of hollerin’ or triangle-ringing – the modern day equivalent of the traditional dinner bell. Or breakfast bell. Or supper …

Country Ham and Cheddar Pretzel Bites with Honey Mustard

My husband’s fantasy football season is over. My home team Titans didn’t make it into the postseason. My father-in-law’s beloved Packers exited in week 1 of the playoffs. Three reasons why my attention for football can now be fully directed where it really belongs – to food for the Super …

Oatmeal Buttermilk Bread

Sorry for the posting lull. I was, sadly, beginning to think I’d left my cooking karma back in 2009. First I suffered through the “mocha meringue massacre“. Then, I made granola, and it bit the turned to dust. (Why, oh why, does my granola not clump!?) So, I was a …

Broccoli Bread

So, really, Shakespeare, what IS in a name? When it comes to the baby you’re carrying in your belly, lots. Lots of pressure to make your child’s name unique but not too unique. Pressure to come up with a name with longevity – one that is suitable for an infant …

Cranberry-Walnut Braid

No doubt about it, turkey is the star of the Thanksgiving feast. Following close on its heels (do turkeys have heels?) comes dressing. Farther down the hierachy of Thanksgiving essentials fall cranberries. However, this bread could change all that. Studded with cranberries and walnuts, scented with orange, and sporting a …

English Muffins

Move over Thomas, there’s a new English muffin in town – the homemade version with lots of nooks and crannies! This recipe comes from Alton Brown, who Tim refers to as my “gateway drug” because he was the first person to get me hooked. On cooking, that is!