Tag: bread


Classic French Baguettes

Since Bastille Day was Monday, I’m sharing a tasty baguette recipe with you today. I was a French major in college, so this holiday is near and dear to my heart. Actually, I’m kind of embarrassed to say that it almost slipped by me. It’s been such a busy summer. We’ve been on the road a

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Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Bread

What would fall be without a warm loaf of pumpkin bread fresh from the oven?  It is one of my most favorite things to eat, so I was excited to try this new recipe that also happens to be vegan.  I hope you’ll try it too.  This bread is full of flavor and completely delicious!

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Healthy Whole Wheat Bread

Because she knows how much I love to bake, my sweet aunt sent me this wonderful bread recipe to try.  Thank you, Aunt Glenda!  Here’s the twist: the bread bakes in a crock pot!  Sadly, the recipe languished in my “Recipes to Try” folder for a few weeks since our crock pot had recently bit

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Hot Cross Buns

For as long as I can remember, my mother has always made hot cross buns on Good Friday. Sweet and delicious, they take me back home every time I eat one.  This is her time-tested recipe, and it’s filled with goodness and love! Hot Cross Buns 4 to 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 cup

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Pear Panini

This Lent I decided to do something that I have never done before…give up meat.  Just me, not the whole family.  I felt like that would be too drastic, especially for my kids.  Although we probably consume less meat than the usual family with our meatless Mondays and all, they are still used to eating

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Brown Sugar Bread Pudding

My last post was all about brioche french toast.  So, in keeping with our bread theme,  and because I still had leftover brioche (the remaining crust after cutting out the rounds), I decided to make some bread pudding!  I sort of did my own version, but loosely followed this recipe from my Cooking Light cookbook:

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Brioche French Toast with Caramelized Apples

I know you’ve been waiting for this recipe!  Trust me, it is AMAZING.  Simple, yet amazing.  How can that be?  It’s the beauty of French cooking!  Somehow, it just happens.  If you make this dish for yourself, you will see what I mean. There is a wonderful description of the concept of pain perdu (literally

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Monkey Bread

I made this monkey bread on Christmas Eve, planning to serve it as part of our breakfast on Christmas morning.  You know….the perfect thing to just pop in the oven, and then it would be ready to eat by the time my children finished opening all their presents!  Boy, was I in for a surprise.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Since we had a few bananas past their prime today, I decided to make banana bread.  I noticed this recipe in Everyday Food a while ago and wanted to try it, but we didn’t have any oranges at the time.   Strangely enough, oranges are not on my weekly grocery list. Anyways, we were just

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