Bread

SWEET BREAD

Since I was a young teen, I have made this bread every year for Easter. Why? TRADITION! Roasting whole lamb on an outside spit with groups of family willing to rotate basting, while laughing and drinking throughout the night. Red (only) eggs dyed with a concentrated powder as dark as […]

HEALTHY QUICK BREAD

I am both a tea drinker and a coffee drinker! Green tea helps me think, while the coffee helps me to move into action and accomplish what I thought about! When I was in my twenties, I could drink either tea or coffee on an empty stomach without my tummy fighting […]

DATE NUT BREAD

The smell of the holidays starts right here in the kitchen! Oranges, cinnamon, and rum. Can’t you just taste the love! When family is home for the holidays, or I am simply all by myself, I love the smell of bread warming in the oven for breakfast. This spiced date […]

PAO DE QUEIJO

I haven’t made Brazilian Cheese bread since I left Brazil a few years ago. But, with all the gluten-free friends and family around me now, I had to wow them with the best dang bread they will ever eat! The flour ground from the yucca, (manioc, cassava) root is used […]

SPELT BREAD

I know we seem to be living in a zero-carb world today, but honestly, I still like a little bread or crackers with my lunch, particularly if they are homemade. Well maybe only, if they are homemade! I grew up eating cheese and wholegrain bread with fruit nearly every day. […]

SPELT CRACKERS

Why Spelt?  Sometimes I like to diverge from the mundane ingredients in my pantry and splurge! This ancient whole grain flour, rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese, as well as flavor, was just the detour I was looking for. Since spelt flour is not processed in the way so […]

PICNIC SEASON

PICNIC season is finally here! Oh, how we embrace this time of year. Whether seaside, park bench, or blanket spread in your backyard or deck, it is an occasion to eat a simple meal outside with nature. Don’t over think it. Keep it simple. It’s really all about the ambience […]

BISCUITS FOR TEA SANDWICHES

Tea Sandwiches can be made out of anything you like on a sandwich, but the bread… The Bread Must Be Irresistible! Homemade biscuits are fast and easy to make, and always look spectacular with these quaint little bite-size sandwiches. My British husband tells me that a sandwich is not a […]

CASHEW GLUTEN-FREE MUFFINS

Breakfast on the go, or a leisurely breakfast at home should always have something healthy, delicious, and ready! These nutty muffins are full of healthy ingredients, and perfect for the dairy-free, gluten-free, and even sugar-free preferences. Make a batch on a quiet afternoon or evening, and they will keep all […]

HOMEMADE PRETZELS

Snow Days. When my four, now grown children, were kids, and a school day was traded for a snow day, of laughter, wet floors, and rosy cheeks, they always looked forward to special treats from the kitchen. Problem was, I cooked homemade everything every day any way. So, what could […]