Pumpkin and Blue Cheese Galette

October 18, 2017 Bread


Serves 6-8 1 butternut pumpkin (approx. 2 lbs) olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 small head of garlic, broken up but not peeled 1 small onion, finely chopped 10 fresh sage leaves, chopped (1 ½ tsp dried) ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 1 large egg, beaten […]

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Apple Muffins

April 18, 2016 Muffins


Apple muffins are a delicious option for breakfast, afternoon snack, or just about any time. 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda scant 1/2 tsp salt 2 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1-1/2 cups packed coarsely grated  or finely chopped apples with juice Whisk together the […]

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Grandma’s Bohemian-Czech Hoska Bread

March 24, 2016 Bread


Every Easter and Christmas, Grandma Marie would spend the day baking this bread for the family. The day before the Holiday, Pa would deliver a collection of Hoska loaves to the families of their three girls. There would be one large loaf for the family, and smaller loaves for each member of the family. The […]

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Irish Soda Bread

March 14, 2016 Bread


This quick bread recipe is delicious to enjoy all year round, not just around St. Patrick’s Day. We love to pair it with just about everything from a warm soup to a Sunday roast . . . although, oftentimes we gobble it up before it has a chance to cool.   2 ¼ cups unbleached […]

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Dried Apricot-Pecan Bread

January 9, 2016 Bread

Dried Apricot Walnut Bread

Delicious when served plain, thin slices or spread with sweet butter to accompany tea or coffee. You can also serve it for picnics and holidays, sandwiching paper-thin slices of smoked turkey and Black Forest ham. Yields two, 7 1/4-by-3 1/2-inch loaves 1 1/2 cups dried apricot halves 1 cup boiling water 3 Tbsp in salted […]

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Pan Cubano

August 19, 2015 Bread


During my 12 years living in Miami I fell in love with Pan Cubano with its crisp crust and lightly textured inside, it served as the perfect complement for Pan con Lechon (Cuban pork sandwich), or my favorite traditional Cuban sandwiches, as well as a a breakfast bread when served alongside some fruit and eggs, […]

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Buss-Up-Shut (Roti Bread)

November 6, 2014 Bread


I dug deep into my recipe file and unearthed this long-time favorite recipe for Buss-Up-Shut (roti bread). I hadn’t made it in years. I fact, it took me back to my single days living in Miami when I’d whip this recipe up for a snack, to wrap around some chicken, or dip into a curry […]

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Apple Walnut Muffins

February 4, 2014 Breakfast

Use walnuts of pecans

Allowing the apples to render their juices with the sugar and eggs makes tender, flavorful muffins. Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a standard 12-muffin pan, or line with paper cups. 1- 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp ground […]

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English Muffins

November 7, 2013 Bread


Nooks, crannies and goodness are the only way to describe these homemade English Muffins! Surprisingly easy to make, these immediately became a big hit with the family. And, because each batch makes 16, there are enough to freeze . . . it the family doesn’t get to the fast enough. English muffins are now added […]

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Basic Muffins with milk or cream

October 29, 2013 Bread


With this basic recipe one can create a myriad of muffins by adding berries or chopped fresh fruit, dried fruits, nuts, etc. The liquid ingredient is infinitely variable, from nonfat or low-fat milk to the richest cream. The flexible amount of butter or oil allows you to control the richness of the muffins. Our favorite […]

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