Corn Chowder and Dumplings

So when it was rainy and cloudy and I just wanted to eat soup, I was hesitant to try a corn soup.  I stay away from corn chowders, because I don’t need a bunch of potatoes.

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Tomato Basil Bread

This recipe is delicious. As with all copycat recipes, it’s not perfect, but it’s pretty close. I think that it would be interesting to try to use real tomatoes instead of tomato paste (all I seem to ever have is tomato paste) and see if it gets closer. Until then, this bread is will definitely satisfy your cravings for Panera or Paradise Bakery.

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Ciabatta

There are many breads that require starters like the biga for ciabatta.  Sourdough is probably the most well known.  In my searchings about biga, I found that a biga is used to make the bread chewier and add some flavor as well.

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Calzones

Calzone recipes are good for a lot of things (like filling hungry bellies), but they were especially handy last week. I was traveling for work for a few days.

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Naan – Third Time’s a Charm

Some failures, I post about here (like how I failed and then succeed at making my own pasta). Other failures make me sad and so I just pretend they never happened and don’t post about them. I failed at making naan (twice) and never posted here about it because it was just so sad.

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Fresh Linguine

It took me a long time, but I finally did it.  I made my own pasta – fresh linguine at that.

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Empanadas

I have a confession for you.  I’ve never actually had an empanada.  It seems like something I’d love, right?  Delicious goodies baked in a pocket of love and bread.  It’s right up my alley!  Somehow, I just never had one.

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Chinese Steamed Buns

I first tried Shinese steamed buns when a vegan friend prepared an elaborate dinner for a little party.  They were delicious.  Whenever I try to find Chinese steamed buns like her’s, they ALWAYS have pork in them.  That’s when I took matters into my own hands.

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Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

I love pizza. I think that pretty much everyone loves pizza. The major problem with pizza is that it’s too delicious and has about a zillion calories. I tried to create a pizza dough that you can use with any toppings that’s healthier than a frozen pizza or take out but just as yummy.

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New to Yeast Breads? Start here!

Time for some fun stuff. How to make yeast bread! I post a lot of bread recipes, but some people have an aversion to making breads with yeast. I’m here to help you overcome that fear. I’m your navigator for the yeast bread world. Coming clean, I haven’t been to any sort of school for baking, but I love making yummy breads and I do it a lot.

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