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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 the long noodles and bake some bread. Nonna’s no longer a fan of noodles – spaghetti, linguine, pappardelle – so we don’t have them as oft...

Sunday Bread-Baking

I have had two metal bread pans for as long as I can remember. I really don’t know where or when I got them. They have just always been there. It’s funny. There are some things that I can tell you practically date and time where I got something ...

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...

Peppers and Tomatoes

The garden spilleth over. Peppers and tomatoes – and eggplants – are coming in at an ala...

Yellow Tomato Bread

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

Scallops, Pesto, Homemade Bread, and Blueberry Pound Cake

Nonna wasn’t here for dinner tonight. That means we get to reach back into our creative minds ...

Pesto Rolls and Rigatoni

I was in the mood for pasta, tonight and pasta, to me, means bread. You need something to sop up the...

White Bread

I bake a fair amount of bread but I don’t make a lot of sandwich-type breads. The loaves I usu...

Walnut Raisin Bread

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

Italian Wedding Soup and Fresh Bread

The Pope is in town so I thought I’d bake some bread in case he stopped by and wanted to feed...

Milk Bread and Daisy Organic Flour

Finally a recipe from Bon Appetit that I feel like making! The magazine has changed too much for me...