Homemade Cinnamon Bread

I can’t believe I’m going to confess this, but when I was in graduate school I used to reward my good grades with store bought cinnamon bread (without raisins) Ha! Thinking back on this makes me laugh and even funnier is that when I was talking to my little kitchen helper about our 4 yearContinue reading “Homemade Cinnamon Bread”

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”

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”

Not My Grandmother’s Zucchini Bread

I’m certain that when my family members read this “zucchini bread” post, they are going to get a good laugh.  There is an ongoing joke in my family that started when I was just a kid.  Throughout my childhood, my family and I often took trips to visit my grandmother, mémère.   During one ofContinue reading “Not My Grandmother’s Zucchini Bread”

Guest Feature: Snack Time With Avocado Toast

Out with the old and in with the healthy food. Happy New Year! It’s officially 2017, the year of the Rooster. After celebrating the holidays and filling up on “good cheer,” we enter the New Year with inspiration to start anew. Setting the goal and making the resolution is the easy part. It’s sticking toContinue reading “Guest Feature: Snack Time With Avocado Toast”

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”

A Morning Adventure In New York City

My family and I try to travel down to NYC at least twice per year.  It’s typically a morning adventure to enjoy some good food, walk the city streets between Chelsea and Soho and get our fix of city life.  Our first stop is always Chelsea Market, a city block long indoor food haven consistingContinue reading “A Morning Adventure In New York City”

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”