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Buttermilk Rhubarb Muffins

A recent invitation to join our neighbors, Bud and Billie Herman, for coffee at their home shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday resulted in the creation of this both fluffy and crisp, sweet and tart muffin that we served to them with freshly brewed coffee just yesterday in our home!  During the course of our conversation […]

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Reuben Sandwich Rye Buns

While doing some creative thinking about what to do with the left over corned beef from St. Patrick’s Day I took inspiration from a recipe that Mom has been baking for years.  She introduced us to cabbage pies, or bierocks, more years ago than I can remember.  Bierocks are simply pastries filled with cooked and […]

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Bread: Double Egg Braid

There are few pleasures able to compare with that of baking yeast breads from scratch.  It is an experience that is visual, tactile, creative, therapeutic… and highly satisfying!  While I’ve come to appreciate the benefits of a dough hook I must secretly admit that I always finish the last minute or so of kneading on […]

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Green Olive Bread

A popular item on the menu in Dayton’s restaurant was an absolutely delicious sandwich featuring thin slices of roasted lamb complemented with grilled sweet onions and tangy goat cheese tucked between two slices of savory house-baked green olive bread… an incredible lunch time repast!  Through the years we have continued to bake this amazing bread at home […]

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Beer, Buttermilk and Caraway Seed Bread

Several years ago the fates had taken me to Cleveland, Ohio, for business and as I walked out into the street from the warmth of the lobby of my downtown hotel I had to pinch myself to make certain that I was not dreaming and had been transported overnight to Dublin, Ireland!  I stood in […]

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Bhutanese Red and Minnesota Wild Rice Bread

Wonderful breads have been a part of my life since the days of my carefree youth.  Hearty homemade loaves were a staple in our household of sixteen as Mom baked six or more loaves at a time, several times each and every week, to feed her hungry brood.  Not only were there loaves of crusty […]

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Focaccia with Garlic, Green Onions and Feta Cheese

There can be no finer fragrance in the kitchen than that of bread baking in the oven… it’s simply ethereal!  Over the years I’ve noted that each type of bread has its own distinctive aroma while baking, allowing it to be identified by one’s sense of smell.  When family and friends come from out of state for […]

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Buttermilk Banana Bread with Walnuts and Apricots

Please join us for a cup of tea!  Those words conjure up memories of a bygone era when life seemed to be more casual and relaxed, a time when people looked with anticipation to that afternoon ritual.  The table was always set with fine china and silver flatware… and, of course, there would be a crisp white linen […]

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Herbed Pumpkin Rolls

There simply is nothing more pleasing and delightful than the fragrances that waft from the kitchen during the autumn months, especially as the days cool and the warmth of our Wolf range hard at work is so welcomed!  We love cooking and baking… period!  There is, however, something euphoric about baking fresh breads and rolls during these cooler […]

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