English Muffins

With everyone on quarantine from coronavirus pandemic, the bread recipes are flying around like crazy. These hit my feed and looked too yummy to pass up so I decided to try my hand at them. They did seem a little daunting, so I kept procrastinating. But when I finally got around to making them last … Read more

Easiest Focaccia Ever

I sometimes get a huge craving for chewy, crusty white bread, aka focaccia. Trader Joe’s makes a great one that comes in both little rolls and baguettes. But I discovered while on coronavirus quarantine that it’s unbelievably easy to make at home. Granted, I haven’t quit perfected the recipe yet – I only made my … Read more

Irish Soda Bread

My friends Kitty Kurth and Kevin Lampe swear this is the best Irish Soda Bread recipe ever, so they got the Chicago Tribune to re-run it for this past St. Patrick’s Day. I whipped a batch and yeah – it’s yummy! I don’t have any loaf pans, so I just buttered my dutch oven and … Read more

Savory Very Veggie breakfast strata

My favorite meal of the week is brunch, and my favorite brunch of the year is my annual Put Off Your Diet Til Monday Post New Year’s Brunch. It’s a banquet of delicious breakfast offerings, and this strata is always a runaway favorite. With the proportions below, it’s a pretty veggie-heavy strata – just the … Read more

Banana Bread

While staying at my friend Pamelah’s house for a few days, I had agreed to do some cooking. And the first thing I noticed in her kitchen was that she had some overripe bananas. What better to make than banana bread, right? The problem is that so many banana bread recipes leave me feeling flat … Read more