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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Smoky Corn Soup

I’ve been a little obsessed with corn. I’m not sure why, because I’ve never really been a huge corn fan. Yet for some reason, when I went to the grocery store the other day and I saw fresh corn, I couldn’t stop putting more and more in my basket.

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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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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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Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

Until recently, I didn’t really like soup.  Something about drinking food with chunks in it seemed really weird to me.  That was until I went to this small soup shop in Tacoma, Washington called Infinite Soups.  I had a tomato gorgonzola soup, and it was amazing.  

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Mac and Cheese

My boyfriend is away this week house sitting for some friends. Normally when he’s gone for an evening working at the hospital or out with friends, I like the time to catch up on my girly shows and eat whatever I want. But a whole week?! We’ve done long distance before (1 1/2 years total between study abroad and school schedules not matching up), but it’s never fun. When I was deciding what to make this week for dinner,

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Green Smoothies and my first GIVEAWAY

When Hilary Greenleaf sent me an email asking if I wanted to talk about green smoothies and her new book “The Green Smoothie Diet,” my first thought was “No way, smoothies with spinach are definitely no good.”  For some reason, I decided to reply and say, “Let me check out your book first.”

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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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