Pretzel Bread

Soft Pretzel Bread and a video tutorial for shaping the round from

I think we can all agree that a fresh loaf of bread straight from the oven is thing of joy, right? And we can probably also reach consensus on the fact that soft pretzels are one of life’s great pleasures. Pretzel rolls? Delicious, too. Now how about we combine all of that in one perfect,…

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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Simple, Perfect Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls from #JCPAmbassador #BH #ad

My family most often gathered around my Grandma and Grandpa’s table for Thanksgiving. Grandma’s table was never fancy looking and never had a swank tablescape. To the best of my recollection, I don’t even think any of the dishes matched. We all dressed comfortably and most definitely casually. Here’s the thing, though. NO ONE who…

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Muesli Toasting Bread – Granola Bread

Muesli Toasting Bread - Granola Toasting Bread from

If I close my eyes, I can actually taste the oatmeal bread my stepmom, Val, used to make for me. One loaf was virtuously set aside, and then she would break the major rule about allowing bread to cool before cutting it, slicing the second loaf while it was still piping hot and slathering it…

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Easy Garlic Knots

Easy Garlic Knots. Skip the pizzeria and indulge at home!

I have a question for you. Do you have a food that reduces  you to a powerless puddle on the floor? One that no matter how you are NOT you can’t resist? I can’t lie. I have a handful of them. My list is largely populated by fresh breads, but near the top of the…

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Bunny Bread

Bunny Bread for your Easter or Spring party buffets

Let us observe the Easter Bunny in his natural habitat… See how relaxed he is in the vegetable patch? The serene  -if vacant- look on his face?  He is surrounded by his favored nourishment; cucumbers, peas, carrots and his own entrails. Wait. His own entrails? How can this be? The Easter Bunny’s tummy has been…

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Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake

Tender buttermilk biscuits on maple brown sugar bacon caramel with pecans from

There are some foods that you have to promise yourself you won’t make often because they are so good, so rich, so indulgent, and so tantalizing that you would be in major trouble if you ate them with any frequency. Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake is one of those recipes. Because it is high maple sugaring…

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Everything Soft Pretzels


Did you know February is National Snack Food Month? Its true.  And did you know that I am the (self-proclaimed) Queen of Snacks? It is in veritas.* *Wanton use of Latin proves either my royalty or the fact that I’m a homeschooling mom. I think this calls for a serious application of my snack food…

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No-Knead Cinnamon English Muffin Bread

No-Knead Cinnamon English Muffin Bread from

It’s been years and years that I’ve been making English Muffin Bread for my boys. It’s so ridiculously easy to make I can  make it -and have practically made it- in my sleep. The boys never grow tired of the craggy, full-of-melted-butter-receptacles, perfect-for-toasting bread that requires neither kneading nor major bread making mojo. It’s the…

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Pretzel Bagels

Homemade Pretzel Bagels from

…And in a move that should surprise NO ONE who read yesterday’s Spreadable Ranch Cream Cheese post, I present to you: PRETZEL BAGELS! I’m the Queen of Predictability following up a cream cheese recipe with a homemade bagel one, I suppose, but these Pretzel Bagels are just WAY too good for me to hang onto…

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