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Bananas Foster French Toast

I have found the holy grail of french toast — Steamy Kitchen’s bananas foster french toast. I’m not even that huge a fan of bananas foster, but trust me, this is good. If dessert and breakfast had a torrid one-night stand, this french toast would be their love child. The gooey, buttery bananas foster sauce … Continue reading

Triple Cheese Rolls

Another week, another bread-making attempt. Thanks in large part to my friend Shelly, who keeps inspiring me with her drool-worthy homemade bread pictures (check out her latest blog entry on English muffin bread!), I’ve been trying my hand at yeast bread recipes from the King Arthur Flour web site. A few days ago, I made … Continue reading

Maple Oatmeal Bread

Ever since my successful attempt at making whole wheat bread, I’ve been on a bread-making kick. Last week, I decided to try King Arthur Flour’s whole wheat oatmeal honey bread, after seeing it on my friend Shelly’s Facebook page. It wasn’t until after I’d finished making the bread that I realized I’d actually made a … Continue reading

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

The other day, my friend Shelly posted some pictures on Facebook of a loaf of whole wheat bread that she’d baked — it looked so tantalizingly delicious that I immediately went to the store to purchase the ingredients I’d need to make it. (By the way, Shelly has a great cooking and crafting blog — … Continue reading

Bloomin’ Onion Bread

Our friend Christina arrived this afternoon for a short visit, and aside from anticipating her wonderful company, I was also excited for the opportunity to make one of my favorite, extremely sinful recipes: Bloomin’ Onion Bread, courtesy of the great food blog The Girl Who Ate Everything. (She notes that her source was a Changeable … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage; Soda Bread

The other day, Johnny said he thought it would be nice to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few activities so that Jack and Derek can experience the other side of their heritage (he was half-joking; although we have an Irish last name, it’s been several generations since anyone on Johnny’s side of the family … Continue reading

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

I’m a fairly competent baker, turning out pie crusts, quick breads, cookies, muffins, tarts, quiches and more with aplomb, but the art of making yeast breads eludes me. There are a number of reasons — yeast can be quite temperamental (sometimes frothing properly; other times not), the dough requires a long time to rise, and, … Continue reading

Edible Gifts Round-Up: Gift Baskets!

So the reason I’ve been publishing a torrent of edible gift posts is because, for most parents, the last day of preschool before winter break is Friday, December 16, and I wanted to give people plenty of time to consider ideas, purchase ingredients and make the gifts. After a whirlwind of making all the goodies … Continue reading

Banana Bread

After I published my friend Ann’s phenomenally successful guest post on pumpkin bread (seriously, it’s the second most viewed entry on this site!), I asked her for a simple banana bread recipe. I wanted something that had the same moist, tender feel as the pumpkin bread, but without the spices that are associated with pumpkin-flavored … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Reindeer Games

Continuing with the Christmas-themed lunches, I made Jack a reindeer lunch for this week (he stays at preschool for lunch once a week). My friend Jenn mentioned last week that her mom used to make her reindeer PB&Js, with pretzel antlers, raisin eyes and maraschino cherry noses. It inspired me to make reindeer sandwich balls. … Continue reading

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