Chocolate Spice Hot-Cross Buns

This is a little late for Easter this year, but I was so busy baking before Easter I didn’t have time to think.  I could have sworn I had put this on here last year, so when I went to look for the recipe, I actually checked here first and realized it wasn’t up yet….

Pullman Bread

I was really excited when I got my first Pullman bread pan.  I actually got two of them, though I saved one for a Christmas present.  (Technically they were both a Christmas present but I opened up one and started using it right away). I thought it would be easy, find a recipe, make the…

Black Pepper Parmesan Grissini Italian Breadsticks

Around here I usually make my parmesan breadsticks, which are big, fluffy, dunk in your pasta sauce breadsticks.  But every once in a while I make these, which are thin, crispy and well, super easy to make (takes less than 2 hours from start to finish!). I had always made these plain, with just a…

Bagels

Every couple of months I try and make bagels, the ones we get at the grocery store just aren’t the same as authentic bagels I used to be able to get at this wonderful bagel shop downtown (it’s not there anymore which is really upsetting as they had the most amazing Pumpernickel bagels!).  The bagels…

Sheet Pan Pizza

I’ve mentioned we like pizza right? When I was a teenager I would eat pizza every night.  I would come home from work, order my pizza, go pick it up and enjoy.  It got to the point where when I would phone the pizza place they would just say “Hi Cherie, it will be ready…

Kaiser Buns

Unfortunately, last month very unexpectedly the German bakery that my family (my grandparents, my parents, my sisters and myself) have all been going to for at least 44 years shut down. There was no prior notice, just one day it was gone. We were all sort of in shock, as this is where I would…

Pizza Dough

First off, Happy New Year everyone!  Hopefully no one over did it over the holidays?  I tried my best and didn’t eat too too much. Of course, my older son’s birthday was just after the New Year, and my mom had bought us a Yule Log to have for Christmas (it was so amazingly good…

Parmesan Crusted Dinner Buns/Breadsticks

Have I mentioned we eat alot of bread in our house?   I make bread or buns on a weekly basis, sometimes 2 or 3 times a week.  Although we do buy bread as well, otherwise I would be constantly baking.  We go through at least 1 loaf of bread a day, although I believe…

“Wonder” Bread 

Okay, so we go through a lot of bread around here.  With my husband and both of our boys working full time outside the home (I work from home – yay me!) they each make at least 2 sandwiches for lunch, plus breakfast and whatever late night snacks they have.  Honestly we can go through…

Pita

There is nothing that gets consumed more in our household than bread. It doesn’t even matter what kind of bread, as long as you can put salami, cheese, peanut butter or whatever on it, the men in this house will eat it. I’ve made pita in the past, and the guys loved it so much…

French Boule

We eat a lot of bread around here, with the three guys taking lunches with them every day, we go through a few loaves of bread a week, at least 3 maybe 4.   I try my best to bake as much bread myself as I can, as our boys prefer sour dough bread to…

Pretzel Buns

  With the New Year starts a few changes around our house.  My oldest son decided to take a few years off from University to figure things out and has started working full time.  My younger son has already been working full time with my husband until he figures out what he wants to do. …