Basic Bread from Starter (Yum!)

We make this bread at least once a month. It makes four medium size loaves. We usually eat one on the day we make it and freeze the other three. It is a perfect bread sliced in a basket for a side at the dinner table, but we also use it instead of pastry puffs and in...

Schiacciata (with roasted red onions and Gruyere)

A Florentine version of Focaccia, the name for this favorite in our household, SCHIACCIATA, translates as “squashed” bread. The sweetness of the roasted red onion partnered with sharp Gruyere and a touch of salt produce a remarkably delicious treat. You...

Sourdough Starter

Bread, English muffins, waffles, pancakes, biscuits, pretzels – the list of things you can do with a nice sourdough starter is endless! A friend of my mom’s turned me on to the wonders of starter many years ago when she served up the most delicious sourdough...

Parmesan Scallion Popovers

These popovers make a great side to a dinner salad or even with eggs for breakfast. With Parmesan cheese, scallions and a touch of cayenne pepper, they pack so much flavor that they don’t even need butter! Ingredients for Parmesan Scallion Popovers about 1/4...

Tomorrow’s Nutty Banana Bread

This banana bread is worth the wait, though it smells so good in the oven that it’s hard to hold out as the recipe (and tradition) dictates! Adding some whole wheat flour, pecans, a touch of nutmeg and a hint of vanilla helps create the nutty flavor that...

Grandma’s Cranberry Bread

This delicious cranberry bread was adapted from one of our favorite Thanksgiving storybooks, Cranberrry Thanksgiving. We continue to make it throughout the holiday season and are often nibbling a slice as we open our Christmas gifts. (And by the way, it also makes a...