Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I forget how ridiculously easy this bread is to make. Like so easy. Usually, when I think about making bread, I first think of the calories. Then, I think about the mess it will make on the counter. Then, I think about the kneading and the waiting to rise. At that point, I move on to [...]

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

**Warning:** after reading this post and trying out this recipe, you will likely never go back to buying store-bought croutons again. In fact, you will probably find it hard to believe you [...]


How to Make a Sourdough Starter

Dustin and I experimented with creating our own sourdough starter from scratch. We've always been intrigued by making sourdough bread. And, when I say intrigued, I mean we have talked about it for years but have never done anything about it. We ran across this sourdough starter recipe from Pinch My Salt and figured we'd [...]


Banana Bread

Did you know that February 23rd (last Thursday) was National Banana Bread Day? I didn't either. Since we moved, Dustin has been asking me to make some banana bread. So, once I found out about National Banana Bread Day, I knew what I had to do. Funny thing is -- I didn't really know when [...]


Hoagie Rolls

So, remember how I wanted to start a Pizza and Wine Bar? Well...I still do...but, as usual, I have changed my mind.  A little.  Again. My new hope and dream is to start a diner. Not a greasy, old 50's style diner.  A modern American diner. My diner. Dustin and I have always thought about [...]

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

I hate dry and crumbly biscuits. I mean, carbs aside, what's more satisfying than a moist, fluffy, warm biscuit? Mmm.  Smothered in butter. And honey.  Or gravy. There's just no fighting it: homemade buttermilk biscuits are hard to resist. I somehow forget just how easy biscuits are to make. Now that I think about it, [...]

How to make tortillas

Homemade Tortillas

I have had it up to *here* with store-bought tortillas. Now, usually, homemade anything is better than store-bought.  Agreed? Sure, it's easier to just drop a box of croutons or a bag of bagels into your cart at the store -- or that jar of Alfredo sauce that's on sale... But, is it better? Not [...]


Homemade Bagel Recipe

So, wouldn't you know it? Just as soon as I decide to start watching what I'm eating in order to lose some of this "baby" fat, I start craving bread like crazy.  Like. Crazy. Baguettes.  Pizza Dough.  Scones.  Garlic Bread. And, now, Bagels! Can I just say how much I enjoy bagels?  They are just [...]

Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Believe it or not... I had never made scones before making these Cranberry Orange Scones.   I've always kinda kept my distance from scones.  Not sure exactly why -- I guess I had written them off as "too dry" or "flavorless" or even "too difficult to make" (I mean, it is bread, after all). Man, [...]

French Baguette

French Baguette

So, I have shared with you my dream of opening a Pizza and Wine Bar in Austin.  Well, there's a little more to that story... The Pizza and Wine Bar hasn't always been a "Pizza and Wine Bar." Instead, it actually started out as a bakery. Then, it turned into a cupcake shop.  (For the [...]

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