We are having sandwiches for dinner tonight. Not just a regular old sandwich, though. This will be the Cheddar and Ham Sandwich from Tom Colicchio's book, 'wichcraft. If you love sandwiches, and like to try new and interesting (and delicious!) sandwiches, I recommend the book. Anyway, this one calls for cranberry pecan bread. Now, when … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Cranberry Pecan Bread
Our youngest daughter is married to a Brazilian. Not only is he an exceptional handyman and can fix just about anything, we also have been introduced to these yummy, cheesy snacks. They are easy to make, only take a few ingredients (although most people probably will need to get some tapioca flour), and everyone loves them. … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Pao de Quejo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) Gluten Free
Who doesn't love a good pan pizza? That thick, chewy crust, with its crisp outside and enough substance to hold up to plenty of toppings. A good thick crust pizza is almost fried on the bottom and has a distinctive chewy texture. This recipe, from the Serious Eats blog, gives exactly that result at home. The … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Foolproof Pan Pizza
We made minestrone soup for dinner last week. To go with it, I made some breadsticks. I used the recipe I normally use for a soft white sandwich bread, but increased it by 1/3, and used a third of it for the breadsticks, and baked the rest in a bread pan to make a loaf … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Breadsticks
Who doesn't love brownies? Chewy, chocolatey goodness. With or without nuts, they are a staple of baking. I don't bake brownies often, usually because a standard brownie recipe makes too much for just the two of us here. Not that I object to come chocolate love, but we try not to have sweets around too … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Brownie Bites
I know. I said I was going to do baking posts on Wednesday, but Wednesday is Halloween and that means this year's Halloween story should post on that day. So, I decided to flip things around a little. I think one should shake up the routine a bit now and again. Good for the soul. … Continue reading Baking Wednesday: Monday Version
Does the idea of a toasted English muffin with butter melting into all those nooks and crannies make your mouth water? I know it does mine. I love good old toasted bread with breakfast, but an English muffin can raise a simple breakfast to the fancy. Most references I found trace the English muffin back … Continue reading Baking Wednesday: English Muffins, Part Two
I'm going to try something new here for the winter season. I want to do more baking this winter, because, well, I like to bake! I don't do a lot of baking in summer because it just heats up the house too much, and when the weather is already hot and humid, no one wants … Continue reading Wednesdays in Winter: More Baking!
Well, you know, right? I have the house done, and we got our tree on Saturday. It's a beautiful balsam- nicely shaped and full, but not so full it takes up the entire room. Lights are on it and I will get the ornaments done. Many thanks, as usual, to our friends at Lawndale Farm … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….
Do you miss She-Ra, the Princess of Power? Or, more importantly, do you miss Swiftwind, her talking pegasus unicorn with telepathy? Well, grieve no more, because She-Ra is coming to Netflix: She-Ra Reboot Do you love ghosts? And lighthouses? Here are 19 haunted lighthouses for you to put on your bucket list: Haunted Lighthouses Some … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: She-Ra Returns, Haunted Lighthouses, Twin Black Holes, and Pie Crust Designs You Can Do