Easy Cheesy Bread: Fool Proof No-Knead Recipe

Cheesy No-Knead Bread

Bake Easy Cheesy Bread!

Want to be the world’s most popular mom and wife?  Cheesy Bread!   Want to have your grown kids flocking to your house,   hanging out in the kitchen with you,  and spending extra time at your kitchen table?  Cheesy Bread!   Those of us who are are empty-nest moms  never stop missing those days when our kitchen was filled with kids and food.

This week I discovered a new way to make  memories in my kitchen with my family.   Make fresh homemade bread!  The grown-up kids and their father will smell that fresh baked bread before they even get past the front door!   You’ll hear “oohs” and “ahs”  and “wow, Mom, this is so good!” again!

But wait — before you stop reading because you think baking bread is too much work,  or you think you need to buy a bread machine —  THIS IS SO EASY!   A fool proof recipe Continue reading

Tangerine Blondies with Chocolate and Pecans

Tangerine Blondies with Chocolate and Pecans

Today I’m excited to share these Tangerine Blondies with you,  and the story about how they happened in my kitchen.  I don’t usually bake with citrus fruits, but after this latest discovery I’ll be doing more of it!

Are you a tangerine lover?  It’s so hard to wait until those gorgeous little oranges are perfectly sweet and ready to eat!  The Tango mandarin oranges that we grow here on the ranch are in season, so I have been looking for ways to use those sweet, seedless beauties in recipes. Continue reading

Chocolate Pecan Cake: Queen of Hearts

 

Chocolate Pecan Cake

With Valentine’s Day coming up,  it’s time to follow through on my promise to share the recipe for this scrumptious chocolate pecan cake.  I found the recipe that inspired this cake in Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart, a 2013 James Beard award-winner.   Last October I met both authors at the LDEI Conference in Charleston, SC.  and have been enjoying their book ever since.

The truly exciting part about this cake is the shape.  I love that the hearts come together to form a star in the middle!   The name of this pan Continue reading

Blood Orange Banana Bread

blood orange banana bread

This  Blood Orange Banana Bread smells divine!   Well, all banana bread smells great, but THIS banana bread has blood orange olive oil in it and the aroma of the citrus is heavenly!   I’m going to share the recipe for this easy quick bread with you, and I want you to know right up front that it was inspired by a recipe I found in a new cookbook,  Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking by Nathalie DuPree and Cynthia Graubert. Continue reading

Nutmeg Mushrooms Baked Into Quiche and a Mushroom Farm Tour

Nutmeg Mushroom Quiche

Mushrooms are the perfect addition to a quiche. Today I made Nutmeg Mushrooms and layered them on top of a quiche with caramelized onions,  diced ham, and Cabot Alpine Cheddar Cheese.  I’ll be sharing the recipe for both the Nutmeg Mushrooms and the quiche, but first let me tell you about the latest adventure touring a mushroom farm! Continue reading

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