[1] Bake your own Irish soda bread with this recipe. Photo © The Baker Chick. [2] Turn a loaf of Irish soda bread into French toast or bread pudding. This recipe from McCormick has both raisins and caraway seeds. (photo © McCormick). [3] Irish soda French toast, for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dessert. The recipe […]

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If you’ve thought about baking bread but have never gotten around to it, how about this incentive: Delicious and fragrant multigrain cinnamon-raisin bread, perfect for brunch, with a cheese plate or for snacking. One of our favorite uses for cinnamon-raisin bread: Toasted cream cheese or goat cheese sandwiches. Brie or mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches.   […]

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[1] Garlic bread made on the grill with Lucero garlic olive oil. The recipe is below. (photo courtesy Lucero). [2] Baked in the oven. Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home. [3] Italian garlic (photo courtesy Burpee).   Now that grilling season is on, make one of our favorite foods to come off the grill: […]

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[1] Rustic Double Pumpkin Loaf is white whole wheat dough mixed with pumpkin purée and topped with pumpkin seeds. [2] Ready for snacking and dessert: cocoa-flavored whole wheat dough with chocolate chunks and dried cherries (photos courtesy Chabaso Bakery).   Is Mom a bread lover? How about sending her some specialty artisan breads for Mother’s […]

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These Bunny Biscuits are so cute, you can make them anytime you need a smile. They were sent to us for Easter fun by Elegant Affairs Caterers. The biscuits are easy to make from refrigerated biscuit dough. Serve them at breakfast/brunch or for a mid-morning or -afternoon coffee or tea break.   Ingredients 1 cylinder […]

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It’s February 23rd, National Banana Bread Day, and there’s only one thing for us to do: Bake a loaf, with lots of chocolate chunks. We prefer making ours with overripe bananas [photo #3]: brown peel = more pronounced flavor. Our friend Beth swears by using frozen bananas (we haven’t tried that yet).     BANANA […]

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