Not My Mom’s Cranberry Bread, It’s Even Better (+ Video)

Thanksgiving is one week away and before you know it the year will be coming to a close.  So many memories made and more to follow.  During the holidays I try to make new traditions with my kitchen helper so he can look back on his childhood with fun and delicious memories.  There are soContinue reading “Not My Mom’s Cranberry Bread, It’s Even Better (+ Video)”

Learn How To Make Sourdough Bread Without A Starter

If prehistoric man can make bread, so can I, or so I thought. Bread making is a challenge especially if you are teaching yourself the science and art of making a perfect loaf. Sure their are bread mixes and machines on the market that can reduce amount of time needed, but like most of theContinue reading “Learn How To Make Sourdough Bread Without A Starter”

Baking Bucket List: Small Batch Croissants

Homemade Croissants from scratch, sounds intimidating? I thought so too, but still it has been on my baking bucket list for the longest time. When I discovered a small batch croissant recipe on the blog Desserts For Two, I bookmarked for some future day where I would take the leap. My kitchen helper always enjoysContinue reading “Baking Bucket List: Small Batch Croissants”

Crunchy Olive Oil Sea Salt Crackers

I’m always looking for a salty snack and these four ingredient olive oil sea salt crackers satisfies this daily craving. I recently posted my homemade New England Clam Chowder recipe (recipe here) and this cracker made the dish even more delicious. Making the crackers were a perfect afternoon activity for my kitchen helper and I.  ThereContinue reading “Crunchy Olive Oil Sea Salt Crackers”

Easter Brunch : Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

Making popovers was something that I was always intimidated by.  For some reason, I thought they would be very difficult to make but after successfully making my first batch the intimidation factor vanished.  Popovers are surprisingly easy to make with only a few important steps to follow.  First, you need a proper popover pan.  IContinue reading “Easter Brunch : Cinnamon Sugar Popovers”

Guest Feature: Irish Inspired Vanilla Bread With Chocolate Butter

Ah, the Emerald Isle. Ireland is special in our house (in our family, actually) because not only did my grandparents grow up there, my husband and I got engaged in Dublin. It’s a country steeped in tradition, and one to which we feel connected. International travel isn’t something we’re (yet) brave enough to attempt withContinue reading “Guest Feature: Irish Inspired Vanilla Bread With Chocolate Butter”

Lasagna’s Partner In Crime: Oven Roasted Garlic Bread

Lasagna night isn’t complete until garlic bread makes an appearance.  This simple and delicious recipe is perfect for Italian night.  My toddler and I put this together before we started making the lasagna components. (Link to Lasagna Recipe)  I simply wrapped it in foil and placed it in the fridge until the lasagna was outContinue reading “Lasagna’s Partner In Crime: Oven Roasted Garlic Bread”

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread: Healthy And Easy to Make

I’ve tried making homemade bread in the past and it was a lengthy multi-day process.  Although the bread was good, I wanted to find a recipe that my toddler and I could make in the morning and enjoy in the afternoon.  This whole wheat bread recipe delivered.  You can also customize your toppings.  I hadContinue reading “Homemade Whole Wheat Bread: Healthy And Easy to Make”

English Popovers: A Christmas Tradition

It was 1940 in Hamstead, England. Audrey Lloyd was a British girl in her teens, attending St. Christopher boarding school.   Life changed quickly however, when The Second World War began. Audrey was forced to leave England, and relocate with her family to Brazil. It was there, in Rio, that she met a young American NavalContinue reading “English Popovers: A Christmas Tradition”

Chicago Feature: Simplifying Life With Simple Mills Artisan Bread

Ever since my son could walk, he’s been my partner in crime in the kitchen. By welcoming him into the process, I’ve noticed that he’s more willing to try foods that he’s helped prepare, and has learned to love real food. My role as a mother is to raise him with a good understanding ofContinue reading “Chicago Feature: Simplifying Life With Simple Mills Artisan Bread”