Irish Soda Bread (Gluten-Free)

When Ed and I were first dating he talked about Irish Soda Bread. I was the one with the Irish heritage but I’d never had it before. I decided to surprise him with it on St. Patrick’s Day 25 years ago. He said he wasn’t sure it was Irish Soda Bread because it wasn’t dry and crumbly but moist and delicious – unlike any he had ever had. [Read more…]

Cheddar-Scallion Beer Bread (Gluten-Free)

I’ve now been wheat-free for 1,099 days!  I gave up wheat by choice back on January 1, 2014 with the hopes that it would help with the osteoarthritis in my hands. For the most part my hands are better than they were three years ago plus overall my body just feels better. [Read more…]

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

It’s likely that this time of year your garden may have a plethora of zucchini. Why not make up some yummy zucchini bread – maybe even double the recipe so you can freeze some for the winter months? [Read more…]

Gluten-Free Date Nut Bread

This is a recipe that I have made for years using regular all-purpose flour. I thought that it would hold up well using gluten-free flour so I tried it with Cup4Cup gluten-free flour (created by Lena Kwak, a chef at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry Restaurant in Napa, CA). [Read more…]

Rosemary Corn Muffins

Cornbread is a traditional addition to Thanksgiving dinner and was likely served as part of the first Thanksgiving feast. This cornbread gets a more savory flavor with the addition of rosemary. By using white whole wheat flour (you can use all-purpose flour if you prefer) which has the same nutritional value as regular whole wheat flour but is lighter in color and texture, these mini-muffins are entirely whole grain. [Read more…]

European Peasant Bread

For the longest time I had a fear of cooking with yeast. I eventually took a cooking class at Viking and felt pretty good – enough that I was able to make homemade focaccia without any problem. It still seemed like a lot of work – kneading, waiting for it to rise once or twice, etc. and no guarantee that I would make bread that people would be excited about. [Read more…]

Guinness Beer Bread

The obvious way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is to go to a pub and drink a pint of Guinness.  Why not take the celebration  a step further by baking some bread made with Guinness? [Read more…]

Blueberry and Lemon Scones

It took me a while to find the perfect scone recipe. I like scones because they are not too sweet. I tried a variety of different recipes and was never satisfied. And, then Ed and I made a pilgrimage to King Arthur Flour in Norwich, VT, on our way from Boston to Lake Champlain one summer (well worth the slight detour off the major highway). [Read more…]

Whole Wheat-Rosemary Beer Bread

This month’s Gourmet Dinner Club (GDC) theme was “cooking with alcohol.” It’s not just drinking while cooking (although that’s fine with me, too) – the food itself had to contain alcohol. Our hostess, Marty H, was making a beer chili and since I had a side, I decided to make some beer bread to go with it (as one can never have enough beer). [Read more…]

Double Corn Cornbread

Here’s another example of a tasty, but fairly simple recipe – not a lot of ingredients, all mixed by hand in one bowl.   [Read more…]