Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I love quick bread recipes because they’re so…well, quick!  When you need to round out a meal but you don’t have time for a yeast bread recipe, you could make corn muffins or a rye loaf, but for those of you who love a good biscuit, here’s my copycat version of Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits that’s easy to make and jam-packed full of flavor.  Continue reading “Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits”

American-Style Irish Soda Bread For St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday this year so I suspect that there’ll be more than the usual green apparel, green rivers, green beer, and shenanigans all over the country, but Joe and I will follow our long-standing tradition of celebrating at home with family and friends and enjoying our own version of corned beef and cabbage.  Last year I made 4-leaf clover rolls, but usually I make a traditional “everyday” kind of Irish soda bread to go with our dinner, so this year I decided to change it up and make an American-style soda bread.  Continue reading “American-Style Irish Soda Bread For St. Patrick’s Day”

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”

Strawberry Banana Walnut Bread

It’s February, and February not only means Valentine’s Day, but it also means that the Florida strawberry season–which runs from December through April–is in full swing.  We live about 50 miles from Plant City, “Winter Strawberry Capital of the World”, but this time of year you’ll find Florida strawberries in grocery stores nearly everywhere in the USA under different brand names. Continue reading “Strawberry Banana Walnut Bread”

Blender Brazilian Cheese Puffs

I’m fascinated by the foods of other cultures and I can happily spend days researching authentic ethnic menus and recipes to create a special meal for family and guests.  A few years ago I did just that when Joe and I invited good friends over for a Brazilian dinner and today’s recipe came about as a result of the research for that dinner. Continue reading “Blender Brazilian Cheese Puffs”

Apple Walnut Cake with Rum Butter Sauce

When I had apples leftover from making Thanksgiving apple pie, I needed to use them up so I made apple walnut cake with rum butter sauce.   Normally, I would probably bake this recipe in my Bundt duet pan, but I wanted to spread the wealth of all that deliciousness.  By using my small loaf pan I made four loaves of apple walnut cake that I can share with our neighbors.  I guess you could argue about what this recipe really is, “it’s cake, no it’s bread, no it’s cake” ad infinitum… Continue reading “Apple Walnut Cake with Rum Butter Sauce”

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”