Best Irish Soda Bread: Beer Me the Recipe!

I made my first loaves of Irish soda beer bread in college in the tiny dorm kitchen of the hallowed Knowles Hall (Go Griz!), Pretty sure it was with a can a PBR too. To this day I still enjoy fresh warm beer bread but now I love it even more (and so does the reluctant […]

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ngọt: Vietnamese banana cake recipe / banh chuối nướng

This recipe is all about the banana and is more ‘bread pudding’ than cake. Ideally eat this treat while still warm with maybe some whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream but it is still good once cooled. No matter what though: cut yourself some crusty edge pieces right out of the oven, tell everyone you are trimming off the […]

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Barney Google and the Applesauce Cake: Vintage Recipes from my Kitchen Today

This is a tale of two baked goods whipped up on different days but from the same awesome vintage cookbook, courtesy of Trinity Treasures (from Trinity Episcopal in Everett, WA a la 1965). I love love love cooking out of vintage recipe books, it is a something of a challenge, in part that recipes are written […]

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Toddler Tried It: Bread in a Bag

Have you seen the video in your newsfeed about making bread in a bag with your kids from Leigh Anne over at http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com? Well, we tried it and it was a success. Save for the age-appropriate (18 month) yet periodic and unexpected emotional outbursts of unknown origin – the baking show went on. Granted kneading […]

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Makin’ Chapati – a quick Indian flat bread

Chapati – quick Indian flat bread recipe Ingredients to makes about 10 chapatis (or is it chapat-eye?) 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil ¾ cup warm water or as needed Instructions: Mix together the flours and salt in a large bowl. Use a wooden spoon […]

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Recipes: Does too many bananas spoil the bunch?

That is the question I faced when the banana fairy (also known as my MIL) visited the same day the grocery deposited my “oopsie too big” of an order. I do not think very many people are as lucky as I to have a banana fairy, where you could never be fast enough to buy […]

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