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Honey Whole Wheat and Oat Sandwich Bread |

One of my biggest frustrations since moving to a small rural town is that often there are shelves of the grocery store that sometimes go days or even weeks before getting restocked. And bread seems to be one of the biggest offenders. During every weekly trip I wonder— will they have bread today?

I got fed up and decided that it was time to ditch the store bought stuff and bake my own. And so that’s just what I did. After the first slice of this honey whole wheat and oat sandwich bread I knew there was no turning back. Why have I not done this sooner? Continue Reading…


A flavorful, chewy, and soft focaccia bread topped with oven-roasted tomatoes and fresh thyme. Recipe developed in partnership with Red Star Yeast.

Roasted Tomato Focaccia Bread |

This was the first summer in many years that I haven’t planted a garden. With our big move and new addition, I just didn’t want to spend the time or energy building a garden from scratch at our new house. It didn’t turn out to be that big of a deal, pretty much everything I’d want I could get from our local farmers market, and all without having to do any weeding.

However, I have really missed the overabundance of tomatoes my garden usually has right about now. This time last year I think I had a daily harvest of cherry tomatoes to feed the whole neighborhood.

And even though I have to pick up my tomatoes from the market and not my backyard, I’m making them while they’re in season. Continue Reading…


Homemade danish pastry made with Red Star Yeast braided around a cream cheese filling and fresh summer berries is a breakfast treat sure to impress everyone.

Summer Berry Breakfast Danish Braid |

When it comes to breakfast, I am definitely a sweets kind of gal. Is that really any surprise?

I reach for pastries with far more enthusiasm than I do with savory items like bacon and eggs. Any excuse to have dessert for breakfast. But I don’t often make pastries at home, they’re more of a coffee house splurge. Until now!

I think I’m going to put this homemade danish braid on regular weekend rotation. Continue Reading…


Soft and flavorful homemade burger buns made with 100% whole wheat and Red Star Yeast.

Whole Wheat Brioche Buns |

I’ve already confessed my love for burgers, but in my opinion a burger is only as good as its bun. The bun matters, folks! So don’t just pick the cheapest bag off the grocery store shelf. Look for something artisan, something made with good ingredients. They’ll taste so much better and so will your burgers.

Better yet, bake the buns yourself. Continue Reading…


Soft and flavorful pull-apart breadsticks topped with pesto and parmesan cheese are so fun to eat!

Pesto Parmesan Pull Apart Breadsticks |

Easter is right around the corner, folks!

Have you made your holiday plans? Maybe you’ll dye easter eggs and have an easter egg hunt? Get together with family and friends?

We’re still working out our plans, but they will likely include a little of all of the above. Plus a great meal, of course. Continue Reading…