Golden Cornbread Rounds


I’d like us all to observe a moment of silence for the baking ignitor in my oven.  (Silence from me, but not the children.) Yes, that means my oven isn’t working.  We’ve had the most glorious stretch of fall-like summer weather in my memory and I can’t bake a loaf of bread in the oven.  But I’m not bitter….

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Bread: Fully Loaded! And a book review.


Yesterday was B.U.S.Y!  Aside from the normal frenetic pace of life that goes hand in glove with having five sons ages 10 and under we had other pressing matters.  I am milking goats for friends up the road while they visit family, planning for a wedding rehearsal dinner I’m catering in August, helping put up…

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The Ultimate Hamburger Rolls


For an easy to print version of this recipe, see the new, updated post here. I’ll keep this to the point.  Make these burger buns.  They’ve been our family favorites for a couple years now and I know it’s burger season so I’m back to evangelizing about these rolls.  Ask my sisters, Mom, brothers, Aunts,…

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King Arthur Flour Mixed Flour and Cornmeal Tortillas


  Yesterday morning, while studiously avoiding anything resembling housework by noodling around on the computer, I saw that Michelle, over at Thursday Night Smackdown, was having a “First Thursday Smackdown” event.  The rules?  Simply make something you’ve never made from your collection of cookbooks or magazines.  Righto!  I was up for a challenge.  I broke out…

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Scots Bannock


Leif was really looking forward to dinner Wednesday night.  He loves ham (“the pink meat”), garlic bubble bread and homemade pasta.  But he adores ice cream and anything that goes with it.  I had planned this meal to please him particularly.    ” But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be…

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