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Baking with Beer

It’s one of those perfect days for Mother Nature’s Outdoor Proofing Box. Definitely time to bake some bread. I don’t make a lot of basic sandwich loaf breads – I really do have a penchant for more rustic Italian breads – but ever...

Holiday Hamburgers

Baking bread on hot, muggy days may seem counter-intuitive, but Mother Nature’s Outdoor Proofing Box is just too good to pass up. I get such a great rise from the dough, it’s worth having the air conditioning on. I have been making this particular ...

San Francisco Sourdough

It’s 84° outside – that’s 29°C for the rest of the world – perfect weather...

Walnut Raisin Bread

What fun to be back in the kitchen! It’s been a fun week with Victor cooking – and a day...

Focaccia Genovese

While I was working, Saturday, Victor was cooking – shades of what retirement is going to be ...

Bacon and Tomato Swirl

It’s a bit rainy and cold out, today – perfect for some homemade soup and bread! We had ...

Mafaldine and Semelle

We just had a quiet dinner at home. Nonna is off with her eldest son, so it was time to break out th...

Sunday Bread-Baking

I have had two metal bread pans for as long as I can remember. I really don’t know where or wh...

Knotted Dinner Rolls

I have a pot roast in the oven and pot roast requires bread or rolls to sop up all that luscious gra...

Wisconsin Spicy Cheese Bread

We were watching PBS a few weeks ago – we’re Liberal Elites, you know – and on cam...

Yellow Tomato Bread

Houston. We have tomatoes. And when life hands you a basket of tomatoes, you get baking. I needed to...

Pecorino Cheese Bread

When we were down at Reading Terminal Market last week, we stopped off at MeltKraft for grilled chee...

Walnut Raisin Bread

It’s been snowing now for 24 continuous hours. One of the best snowfalls I’ve seen in ye...

Pane all’Olio

This is an adaption of Pane all’Olio from Carol Field’s The Italian Baker. I have used a...