Delicious 100% Whole Grain Corn Muffins

Whether you live in the Rust Belt or the Sun Belt, soups and stews appear a lot more frequently on our dinner tables after Labor Day, don’t they?  When you have enough time to make it, a yeast bread recipe like honey whole wheat bread is a great addition to a homemade soup meal.  But if it’s a weeknight, you need something you can throw together in a hurry.  When I was growing up, we always had either biscuits or cornbread with soup or stew because they were fast and easy to make and they’re real comfort food; so much better than dry crackers!   Continue reading “Delicious 100% Whole Grain Corn Muffins”

Wholegrain Cocktail Rye Bread

I love menu planning as much as I love baking and when I start thinking about what we should have for a particular meal, whether it’s a weeknight dinner for the two of us or a special party for twelve, early in the process I take inventory of ingredients I already have on hand and develop the menu using those ingredients to their best advantage. For instance, a few weeks ago we invited some friends over for dinner and as I began to consider various menu options, I immediately decided to use the smoked salmon that we purchased a couple of days earlier. Continue reading “Wholegrain Cocktail Rye Bread”

Hearty Walnut and Currant Cloverleaf Rolls

I may be Irish only by marriage, but that’s reason enough for me to celebrate St Patrick’s Day because (as I’ve mentioned before) I’ll use any excuse to bake something and to have a party!  We’re hosting dinner for friends and family at our house on Friday, and I’ll wear my special St Patrick’s Day shirt, jewelry, and apron. Continue reading “Hearty Walnut and Currant Cloverleaf Rolls”

Fig Bars with Oats and Walnuts

Happy New Year to everyone!  I’ve been baking a lot for the past few weeks but you haven’t seen any posts from me because I was always in too much of a hurry to take photos.  I have a goal to do 52 posts in 2017 and I’m starting with these delicious fig bars with oats and walnuts. Continue reading “Fig Bars with Oats and Walnuts”

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

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One of my all-time favorite recipes is the delicious honey whole wheat bread recipe that I’m sharing today.  It’s the result of my search for a delicious and healthy homemade bread that is as soft and fluffy as store bought, but healthier and way less expensive.   Continue reading “Honey Whole Wheat Bread”

Easy Rye Quick Bread

 

For this–my first real food post on my new food blog–I’m sharing a recipe for Easy Rye Quick Bread that is so crazy fast, moist, and flavorful that you won’t believe it until you make it and taste it.

Before I get to that, however, I just want to let you in on the plans I have for this blog.  In future posts, I’ll discuss my favorite recipes, baking equipment, tools, and techniques to assure your baking success.  I’ll have recipes for many of the breads you’ve eaten and some you’ve never heard of; cakes of every kind; special occasion and everyday cookies and bars; and sweet and savory pies.  I’ll share my baking background and the stories that explain why I love baking so much.  I‘ll throw in some history of ingredients and recipes and give shout-outs to the fabulous bakers who inspire me and from whom I’ve learned so much. Continue reading “Easy Rye Quick Bread”