Category “Breads”

Thursday, 5 March, 2009

And you thought coffee was addictive…

Buttermilk Coffee Cake

. . . wait until you try this coffee cake! I wanted to use up some buttermilk that was going to expire, so I came up with this moist and fluffy morning treat. We cannot stop eating it – morning, noon, and night! The buttermilk adds just the lightest touch of tangy flavor to the delicate cake, and the toasty spiced nuts that make up the topping are just delicious.

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Monday, 16 February, 2009

Blueberries, Bananas, and Oats – Oh My!

These muffins are chock-full of some of my favorite ingredients. I combined about 5 recipes to come up with this one so that I could get all of my favorite things in one healthy muffin! Crispy on top, fluffy in the middle, and full of delicious flavor. You will never be able to tell that these are low in fat and high in fiber!

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Thursday, 5 February, 2009

Happy World Nutella Day!

 

Today, February 5, 2009, is World Nutella Day! Check it out at the Ms Adventures in Italy, Bleeding Espresso, and World Nutella Day websites! People all around the world are celebrating this sweet treat today.

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Friday, 30 January, 2009

Hearty, Healthy Bran Muffins

This is a hearty, lightly sweet muffin that is packed with flavor and goodness! Nothing beats the crispy tops and the moist insides, studded with bursts of sweet raisins. You can mix them up the night before, put the batter in the fridge, and bake them up fresh in the morning. They also freeze well. They are wonderful with a thin pad of butter and a drizzle of honey, too.

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Monday, 26 January, 2009

Jesuit Parker House Rolls

My mom gave me this wonderful book as a gift when I decided to go to college at a Jesuit university. For those of your who are in the dark here, Jesuits are a group of Catholic priests who are known for their involvement in missionary work and education. But little did I know that they were also excellent bread-makers!

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Wednesday, 21 January, 2009

Southern Boy’s Cornbread

No one, I said NO one, can make cornbread like a good ol’ southern boy. And I’m a pretty lucky gal because I’m MARRIED to one! No matter whose house we’re going to, no matter what event we are attending, everyone gets my husband to make the cornbread. It is the best (and only) food a southern bachelor learns to make, and my husband has mastered the art. Crispy crust on top, fluffy buttery center, and perfectly balanced flavor. He says the secret lies in his grandmother’s well-seasoned cast iron that he inherited. I say he puts LOVE in it!

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Sunday, 28 December, 2008

Hush Puppies

My hubby’s favorite wedding gift that we received is our little fry daddy. It’s small – just the right size for making appetizers for our friends or making dinner for the two of us. When we’re feeling particularly indulgent, we’ll have a fish fry night: fried fish, fried potatoes, and hush puppies. Since we’re about to start our New Year’s diet, we wanted to splurge by having one last fish fry. Here is our recipe for hush puppies – they are delicious!!!

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Friday, 26 December, 2008

Monkey Bread

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to make Monkey Bread – it’s perfect because you can fix it the night before, leave it out to rise overnight, and then pop it in the oven on Christmas morning. Here’s my Aunt Cathie’s recipe that we love.

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Wednesday, 17 December, 2008

Nanny’s Yorkshire Pudding

My maternal grandmother (“Nanny”) has definitely been my greatest source of inspiration, encouragement, and education in the kitchen! She is English/Canadian, so a lot of her recipes have come from that traditional heritage. One of the meals my mom remembers from growing up was the traditional Sunday Roast with potatoes, veggies, and Yorkshire Puddings.

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