Archive for the 'bread' Category

Tuesdays With Dorie: Fresh Mango Bread

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

I’m a sucker for quick breads, as long as they’re good; I’ve certainly had more than my share of dry, tasteless banana bread. But this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe, chosen from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Kelly of Baking with the Boys, is not dry and tasteless, not by a long shot. […]

An Irish-ish Meal

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I promised this post on Tuesday night, but better late than never, I suppose. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we ate Irish (or a facsimile thereof): Irish stew and soda bread (and Guinness for the oldest two male members of the household). Husband couldn’t find lamb in the city or over here, so we […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

This is the first savory Dorie recipe I’ve made, and I welcomed the break from sugar. (I cannot believe I just typed that.) I made the muffins to accompany a roast chicken; I thought they’d be a nice change from our usual bread or biscuits. They were easy to put together (although I must confess […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Kugelhopf

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

This week’s TWD recipe was an unusual one: kugelhopf. Sounds German, but it’s not (at least, not technically). Dorie tells us it comes from Alsace, in eastern France (but on the German border!). We were going to a party on Election Night, and I was supposed to take food that represented the home cities/states of […]

Bicultural Friday Dinner

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I had some lamb cubes in the freezer — grass-fed, organic, local lamb, straight from the farmers market. What to do with lamb cubes? Around here, there’s really only one answer. Irish stew: I started with the recipe from Cook’s Illustrated‘s The New Best Recipe, #1 Son’s bible. We gave it to him after his […]

Fishy Friday

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

This week’s Dorie recipe was a killer nutritionally, and so I went light on dinner. And since I also kept it simple, I can give you recipes! First, I bought some frozen salmon fillets at Trader Joe’s. We don’t eat nearly enough fish, and I keep trying to slip some into the recipe rotation. And […]

Just Like Friday, but on Saturday!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

#1 Son went to a concert last night with a friend, so we shifted Friday dinner to Saturday. Because one consequence of the concert was that the friend had to take a train at 8 this morning, and I had to deliver him to the station, #1 Son and I hit the farmers market early, […]

Pretzel Bread?

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I have a friend who once had this thing she called pretzel bread. She wanted me to make some. I had never heard of pretzel bread. But through the magic of the internet, I found some at Two Bites in Suburbia. And it was good. I made four loaves for eight people the other day, […]

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