Bread

How often do you bake homemade bread for your kids’ meals and snacks for online distance learning? The global pandemic of 2020 has forced us to change the way we do things. Including mealplanning. And that can cause stress. What do we do when we’re stressed? Eat. Snack. Fill the tummy with comfort food. Like homemade bread. Garlic bread. Buttered toast. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You’ll love this yeast bread recipe, fresher than any loaf full of preservatives. Hungry yet? As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you decide to make a purchase through my link, Amazon will pay me aRead More →

Orange breakfast scones with this yummy orange glaze are definitely for the sweet treat lover. And the icing is homemade powdered sugar. I’ve wanted to make orange scones for years but just never have – until now. This was an experiment. There is a particular orange scone I used to order every chance I could at a Barnes and Noble cafe in the Midwest. Want to zip past the details to the recipe? Click here: Every time my family and I would head back to the South, no Barnes and Noble Cafe would ever have the same orange scone. They might would have the orange-cranberryRead More →

Foods for Winter Comfort and Nutrition Winter Foods Part One Make these seven easy foods this winter. Check out nutritious and filling dishes from this month’s first-week menu. Cook filling breakfasts, eat satisfying meals, and bake winter-friendly treats with natural sugars. New Year’s Day began with homemade banana bread in the Kitchen Southern Hospitality cottage. Baked with natural raw local honey and whole grain flour made it more nutritious than sugar-laden sweets I’ve given in to in past New Year’s celebrations. During the first week of January, my favorite dishes were the ones on the following list: Honey Banana Bread Mini Applesauce and Zucchini BundtsRead More →

Kitchen garden herbs are a delight to cook with. They make the best marinade for grilling. Season vegetables and salads with them. Blend them with olive oil and Balsam Vinegar to dip bread in. The herbs are growing fast. I walked through the garden the other day, pinching off a good bit of each one to use for marinating chicken and steak for the grill. A thought, more like a picture, flashed through my mind. Herb, olive oil and Balsamic vinegar to dip bread in. Yum! I didn’t have any certain recipe for the herb bread dip, but it didn’t take long to come upRead More →

Friday was National Doughnut Day in case you didn’t know. Some donut shops gave away a free donut with a purchased beverage. I got my favorite donut with chocolate icing and cream inside. Mmmm, it’s the best! But wait a minute. Is it donut or doughnut? Either. It’s doughnut in the UK. It was doughnut at first in the US, but we changed it to donut. When I was a little girl, my mother would get me up at dawn on Saturdays to go down to our church kitchen. Several ladies gathered there to make Spudnuts. The kitchen was in a wing with a bedroomRead More →

Bread brings comfort, especially on Mother’s Day. I have many memories of my mother baking bread, teacakes, and cakes in her kitchen. The best dinner rolls were the ones that were divided in the middle or had three sections served hot with melted butter. Bread was my weakness, especially with butter. Butter melted in a hot roll was as good as dessert – almost.  Cornbread and Milk Ever had crumbled cornbread in a glass of milk, or buttermilk, in a glass for a snack? I think my parents must have liked cornbread the best. We had cornbread in chicken and dressing, casseroles, baked in ironRead More →