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January 25, 2016

Cheesy Cheddar Cornbread

Adding cheese to the all American quick bread creates a creamy texture that is otherwise missing. You can bake this in the traditional round cast iron skillet or a square baking pan.

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August 19, 2015

Home Made Pizza Crust

Easy to make but plan ahead to allow time for dough to rise. A home made crust is so good but there are many commercial available crusts as well. Check with your favorite pizza place, they may sell you a pre-made crust. All you have to do is top with your favorite toppings and bake.

I get my crusts from SAM's Club

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August 18, 2015

UT Baking Class continues

What fun we had baking amazing biscuits and cakes. You've heard the saying, "third time's the charm"... well this was no exception. This was the third baking class and each time the class participants did an amazing job.


Here are a few of the highlights from class.

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July 19, 2015

Buttermilk Scones

This is my favorite recipe for scones. It is from Baking with Julie Child's cook book- my favorite baking reference.

Get creative and make cinnamon or blueberry scones from this recipe.
See how...

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April 06, 2015

Baking 101 Cooking Class

In this creative hands on baking class the students learned how to bake the old fashioned way. We took my granny's basic biscuit recipe and turned it into cheese biscuits, sundried tomato biscuits, and even scones.


Then we took a Basic Cake recipe and created four different cakes just by adding a few ingredients like chocolate, nuts, apples and lemon.

Basic Cake with Vanilla Frosting
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Grenache
Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting
Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze

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February 20, 2015

Really Good Pumpkin Bread

Another tested and proven delicious recipe from Cook's Illustrated. Looking for the right texture with rich pumpkin flavor and balanced sugar and spice was more challenging that anticipated. But after hours of work the right recipe evolved. What I appreciated most was the thought given to flavor verses time- the saucepan also served as the mixing bowl.

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January 21, 2015

Corn Spoon Bread

So good and so easy to make; this recipe is a old time favorite. At my recent Glass Bazaar cooking class I was amazed to hear, "oh I haven't had spoon bread in ages" or "I love spoon bread, I used to eat it as a kid all the time."
Well that is proof enough for me. We need to get back to our roots.

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April 01, 2014

Cinnamon Biscotti

Biscotti is a twice baked Italian biscuit or cookie. The result is an intensely crunchy cookie that is wonder when dipped into coffee or dessert wine, or even hot chocolate or a warm wine drink

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April 15, 2013

Sun-Dried Tomato Biscuits with Sage and Sausage Gravy

Sundried tomatoes are like tomatoes on steroids. They add rich flavor to every bite.

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March 27, 2013

Asiago Pepper Quick Bread

Quick breads use baking powder or soda as the leavening agent. Throw out old product and replace it about every 6 months to ensure it is still good. See my cooking tips for baking bread

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December 29, 2012

Dinner Rolls Made Simple

Not only is this recipe delicious, it is the easiest yeast bread I have ever made. The cleanup is simple, using only one pot to mix and rise the dough in.

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April 16, 2012

My grandmother’s Banana Nut Bread

This is one of those traditional recipes handed down through the generations that just keeps proving to be a favorite. I’ve had other banana bread recipes and many of the new more jazzy renditions are delicious but this recipe brings back special memories.

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Easy Drop Rolls

Take this simple 3 ingredient recipe and dress it up in many different ways just by adding a sprinkle of poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Or try adding a little cheese or bacon bits.

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November 02, 2010

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

These biscuits are easy to make and loaded with flavor with a light wonderful texture. Enjoy with your favorite soup or salad.

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September 26, 2010

Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

In case you haven't noticed, my recipes are all about making them your own. Try this recipe for basic cornbread and make it your own by adding a variety of ingredients.

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June 08, 2010

Buttermilk Scones

Scones, a Scottish quick bread originally were made with oats and triangular shaped but today they come in just about any flavor and shape. They can be savory or sweet and are most often eaten for breakfast but don't worry you can have one of these anytime.
I especially like blueberry or cinnamon scones.

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April 30, 2010

Recipe: Dill Bread

Making your own bread is very satisfying, doesn't take a lot of time, and there's nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread! This Dill Bread recipe has long been a favorite of mine.

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April 29, 2010

Recipe: Italian Bread

Make your own delicious Italian bread! It's easier than you think, and your guests and family will love it!

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