Buttermilk Wheat Bread (Single Loaf: 2 recipe sizes)


This is the same recipe as posted for the Bosch, just scaled down to a (single-loaf: 2 recipe sizes).  


For the money, my Sunbeam bread machine bakes just fine. It’s just that for normal loaves… I rather hand-shape and oven bake my loaves.Read the rest

BB BUTTERMILK: “Better Baking” Buttermilk

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♥ BB Buttermilk | “Better Baking” Buttermilk often simply MAKES many bread recipes that much better. 

♥ It conditions, tenderizes and enhance yeast dough, better than store-bought buttermilk will. 

♥ Making BB Buttermilk is a great way to rotate your dry milk storage!Read the rest

Freeze Ginger Video, Terrific Tool: Microplane

Just recently, I ran out of a primary ingredient ingredients for Asian Cooking, my Homemade Sweet Ginger recipe, and it’s also a staple that I use in several of my own FAVORITE RECIPES (note the end of post).

Anyway, it’s truly delicious and fairly easy to make, except for Spring Time is when I’ve always made any batches for the year, in the past, because I read that’s when ginger produces the most tender roots.Read the rest

How to Peel 20 Cloves in 20 Seconds – The “Ultimate Garlic Peeling Trick!”

This is so terrific! 
I just found out there’s no longer any need to crush the garlic first to peel it!

Watch the following AMUSING VIDEO below, which reveals the…

“Ultimate Garlic Peeling Trick!”
Peel garlic quick! Here's an easy food prep tip...just put the garlic in a sealed container (example, a mason jar) and shake the daylights out of it. Once you stop shaking it, you just open the container and the peelings should be separated from the garlic!
Don’t know when I might need that much peeled garlic at once!Read the rest

Picnic Potato Salad (now… say that three times)

Very old photo (well before i.e.) hard-boiled eggs page. LOL!
However, as soft-boiled… the ones above are just perfect.
Soft-boiled eggs, little known ingredient for softer breads!

6 med russett potatoes
2 hard-boiled eggs
2 celery ribs
1/2 cup red onion (OR)
3 green onions
1/3 green pepper
1/3 red pepper
3 Tbsp cucumber pickles, chopped
(variation: dill pickles or relish)

1 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
2 1/2 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp pickle juice
1/2 tsp salt, or added to taste
Coarse ground black pepper, added to taste

Salad: Boil potatoes (uncovered) until fork tender.… Read the rest

How To Make Fresh Marinara Sauce

I love TOMATOES picked fresh from the GARDEN

Then when they come on, WOW… THEY COME ON! So you’ve got to come up with IDEAS for all these TOMATOES!


Related Recipe: 
“Zoodles” of Squash Noodles (Gluten Free)

Well, I have a recipe BELOW that’s WONDERFULlY FRESH, but it also freezes great too!Read the rest

“Zoodles” of Squash Noodles

Photo Credit: SimpleLifeBlog.com 
Have you heard 
about “Zoodles”? 

Related Recipe:  Venetian Marinara Sauce

Well, I wanted to share my “ZOODLE EXPLOITS”, but as luck has it, neither the good neighbor I that trade produce with or I had any READY today.Read the rest