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Shrimp, Veggies, and a Loaf of Bread

There’s more food coming into the house right now than is going out. Time for some creative cooking! Clearing freezer space is pretty important for the next few months. We don’t – intentionally – have a freezer in the basement. Having t...

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 Proofi...

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...

Preparing for a Blizzard

The weather forecasting for tonight and tomorrow has run the gamut – from a huge storm to no b...

Sunday in the Kitchen

We’ve been out of Victor’s pasta sauce for a couple of weeks. Since the garden tomatoes ...

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...

Chicken and Grits – with a loaf of bread, to boot

Yes, we’re still eating. Granted, I haven’t had much of an appetite since Wednesday morn...