Category : Baking

Mexican Vanilla and More Cookies

Mexican Vanilla and More Cookies

So I’m back from my two week road trip with dad. Which is to say that I am no longer on vacation and I’m back to work. Lots of work. Oh, poor me, I have people who want to pay me to make pictures for them. My life is so hard. Seriously, how awesome is […]

A Small Victory

A Small Victory

The weather in St. Louis last week was incredible for February. The temperature rarely dropped below fifty and it was sunny and gorgeous outside. Things that I’d forgotten that I’d enjoyed: running outside in shorts (as opposed to fifteen layers of clothes) and driving with the windows down. I haven’t owned a car since 2000, […]

Continuing Adventures in Breadmaking

Continuing Adventures in Breadmaking

A while back when I started making bread at home I raised the question about whether the quick and dirty method of making bread was a viable option or if it was just an easy way out of the problem. The quick and dirty method that I’m referring to is, of course, the five minute […]

Edna Ruth Byler's Potato Rolls

Edna Ruth Byler’s Potato Rolls

Here’s something I noticed about all of this cold weather: if I have enough staples in the apartment then I don’t have to go outside at all. I realize that this doesn’t seem like it should be a new concept for me, but cut me a little slack. I’m still recovering from living in a […]

Companion and Niche Blogging Event

Companion and Niche Blogging Event

It’s approaching 9pm last night and I’m in the kitchen attempting to saute shredded brussel sprouts while at the same time keeping an eye on my vegetable soup. This is made slightly difficult because I have the front of the stove half-way open so I can keep an eye on the bruschetta that I have […]

Superbowl and Cupcakes

Superbowl and Cupcakes

The day after the Superbowl is always a sad one for me, because it means that football is over until the fall. This means that I will no longer have an excuse to drink beer and eat badly on a Sunday morning (at least until I find a new excuse, that is). The funny thing […]

Apple Galette Recipe

Apple Galette Recipe

A couple of our neighbors have started having weekly dinners in their apartment for the tenants of our building. For the inaugural dinner I volunteered to bring bread, and of course made it rather than going across the street to the bakery to get it. Everyone was impressed as I knew they would be. To […]

James Beard Home Style Bread

James Beard Home Style Bread

Making a 1lb loaf of five minute artisan bread for dinner each night has become an easy habit to fall into. I always have about four loaves worth of dough sitting in the fridge and it’s a rare day that goes by that I don’t make at least one loaf for dinner. But dinner is […]

Oat Soda Bread

Oat Soda Bread

Soda bread. Sounds all old timey doesn’t it? Conjures up images of John O’Hara novels and aproned grandmothers in country kitchens. I’ve been making all of my bread from scratch these days (once you go home-made it’s hard to go back) but I have been sticking with yeast breads. I ran across a post over […]

Cranberry Corn Muffins

Cranberry Corn Muffins

I’m not going to lie, it is hard to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. Here it is Tuesday already and I feel like I haven’t even really gotten going for the week. Yesterday was spent tearing down the Christmas tree and getting my bearings on post-holiday life. Yesterday I also […]

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