Pumpkin Yeast Bread

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It is no secret that I’m putting pumpkin in everything these days.  I talked about it earlier this week when I made pumpkin coffee cake.  It is also no secret that I love to bake bread!  Just look at all of these recipes. It is really one of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday. There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread in your house.  TheBetterHalf is pretty spoiled – I can’t remember the last time we had store bought bread! Continue reading

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Bacon Bread

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The title of this entry says it all for this one:  Bacon.Bread. Delicious, fluffy bread with tons of bacon baked inside.  Does it get any better?  I really don’t think so.  I’m pretty sure TheBetterHalf would be happy if this was the only bread I ever baked going forward.  I mean what is not to love about three quarters of a pound of bacon being added to your bread dough?  And imagine the sandwich possibilities with this loaf.  A turkey sandwich…on bacon bread.  A grilled cheese with tomato…on bacon bread.  A BLT!….on bacon bread. What doesn’t sound better when you put it on bacon bread?  I think even a PB&J would be phenomenal on this bread. I may or may not have tried that….TheBetterHalf was grossed out, but I thought it was amazing! The sweet and salty combo, mmmm. Continue reading

White Sandwich Bread

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As you might have noticed, I love baking bread.   Since I started baking it in January of 2012, I don’t think we’ve bought any bread – I won’t allow it!  Homemade bread is just so much better!  And we usually have a lot leftover from the loaves I bake, so I just slice it up and pop it in the freezer.  You can put a frozen slice in your toaster and you have delicious toast ready in a few minutes!  Continue reading

Philly Cheesesteaks

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Hailing from the great city of Philadelphia, I consider myself somewhat of a cheesesteak aficionado.  Pat’s, Geno’s, Jim’s, Tony Luke’s, John’s, Rick’s (creative names, I know) – I’ve had them all.  But on those occasions when you can’t make it over to the corner of 9th and Passyunk for a wiz-wit, you can still make a delicious cheesesteak right on your stove top.   Continue reading

Classic White Bread

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I love making bread.  There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a beautiful loaf of freshly baked bread on your counter.  And the smell in your house is just unreal.  I am definitely a fan of quick recipes at times, like my english muffin bread, but when I have more time on the weekends I like to bake bread.  It takes a lot of waiting time, but the end result is so worth it. TheBetterHalf is a huge fan of plain ol’ white bread, so I decided to bake him some last weekend.  Just a classic white sandwich loaf.  This recipe fit the bill perfectly!  It is light and fluffy, but still hearty enough to withstand a giant sandwich. I garnished one with sesame seeds and kept one plain.  If you have some extra time on your hands this weekend, I would definitely recommend making this gorgeous loaf of classic white bread.  It would make a great mother’s day gift!
Happy mother’s day, Mom!

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Rye Bread

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TheBetterHalf fancies himself as some sort of sandwich artist. He’s even called himself a sandwich architect. And I can’t argue with him – he makes a great sandwich!  I need to find a good recipe for a hoagie roll (any suggestions welcome!), but in the meantime I decided to make him some rye bread for pastrami sandwiches! This recipe turned out so well. The bread has a delicious light rye flavor and I love the addition of caraway seeds. The texture is so soft, but still sturdy enough to stand up to a sandwich.    Continue reading