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Category: Breads

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Upgraded Southern-Style Biscuits

While the flavor and texture are very Southern but the nutritional profile has been totally upgraded in these delicious homemade biscuits. My Favorite thing to cook biscuits in is my cast iron skillet.  Maybe its memories of Mammaw whipping up fresh batches for the grandkids or the fact that it lends a crisp perfection to the outer crumb; either way, who doesn’t love a … Read More Upgraded Southern-Style Biscuits

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Pumpkin & Spice Biscuits

Add a little harvest season to breakfast with these simple spiced biscuits. Using a hot cast-iron skillet is just the ticket for getting those perfectly crisped biscuits. Normally biscuits aren’t what you’d consider a “health food” but these have had several upgrades that give them much to offer amongst a wholesome breakfast spread. Ingredients 2 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or Organic Unbleached All-Purpose … Read More Pumpkin & Spice Biscuits

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Handmade Tortillas

I started making homemade tortillas when I realized how impossible it was to find store-bought tortillas without the aluminum derivatives, and just how easy they are to make from scratch. Simple.  Inexpensive.  Delish. You can make them entirely with whole wheat but the don’t hold up as well.  They’re tasty and great for things like quesadillas or my yummy Avodillas, but for tacos, burritos and … Read More Handmade Tortillas

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Basic Rolls, Buns, & Loaf Bread

Yields 2 1-lb. loaves, 12 buns or 18 dinner rolls. This recipe, though very basic, is still very good. Now, I’ll say this – if you really like to play with bold flavors or just have fun creating in the kitchen, this recipe serves wonderfully as a sort of springboard.  It can be shaped into torpedo rolls and brushed with EVOO and fresh garlic, … Read More Basic Rolls, Buns, & Loaf Bread

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Oven-Lovin’ Honey-Oat Bread

This is THE recipe for out-of-this-world loaf bread!  The loaf is perfectly pillowey and soft with a scrumptiously sweet and crisp crust. I like to make this with at least half whole wheat bread flour for the flavor and health benefit.  The whole wheat bread flour can make the bread a little denser but to no injury to the end result.  It is still … Read More Oven-Lovin’ Honey-Oat Bread

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Holiday Rolls

I wouldn’t exactly call my father-in-law easy to please when it comes to homemade foods.  Don’t mistake me.  He’s polite enough but the whole family has all but expressly vowed to never let him live down our first thanksgiving with me & my husband’s family.  I slaved for the entire week, prepping and making everything from scratch.  I mean, it had ALL the fixin’s … Read More Holiday Rolls

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Pizza from Scratch

This is the first homemade bread I learned how to make and the spark that ignited my passion for making these spectacular breads from scratch. It’s an art, really, and its’ fun.I remember being in the car and my husband was talking about ordering a pizza for dinner. I wasn’t fully into all the health stuff I am now but the prospect of eating … Read More Pizza from Scratch