Archive for the 'Bread' Category

Cheers to the Local Butcher

If you have spent any time buying meat lately, you will have noticed that the cost of everything is going up.  My father, a butcher all his life, and I have discussed this in detail.  Poor cuts of meat or good cuts… it all costs a great deal more than it did a year ago.  [...]

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Making Friends with Gardening Neighbors

Lots going on today – a little this and a little that.  Currently baking Chine Chip Cookies which are one of the few recipes that I cannot share as it was given in extreme secrecy.  So instead of sharing that, I am going to help you make friends.   Have a neighbor with zucchini plants [...]

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Ghosts of Summers Past

In 1999, I attempted to create a mutated pumpkin bread recipe to win the Canfield Fair’s baking contest in that area.  I spent most of a summer working on the recipe and although everyone who tried it liked it, I didn’t even place.  Soon after I found a pumpkin bread made with oatmeal that became [...]

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Experimental Banana Muffins (sans Banana)

I understand that technically they cannot be Banana Muffins without bananas.  I don’t have any in the house and did not want to go to the store yet.  I need to figure out what I need for the wedding cookies before the next trip.  So I improvised by replacing the three bananas with 1 cup [...]

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Muffins!

Still suffering from the creepy, crawly ick, but I feel that I might just live.  I missed my kitchen so much that this morning I made MUFFINS!  Not just any muffins, but my mom’s recipe that is found in her 1950 Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book.  This is an amazing book for beginning bakers as [...]

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