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Once upon a time, my ‘Fine Bread Maker’, made all of his bread and pizza dough by hand.

But now we have THE MACHINE….

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(…thanks to the huge heart, of a great friend….you may have heard that story I love to tell…).

The recipes are the same as they always were.  They are just a whole lot easier, and a lot less messy now!  The difference between the bread recipe and the pizza dough is minimal, but important.  So let’s take a look at the easy steps, so you too can fill… (READ MORE......) | 1 Comment

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The other day, I got the surprise-of-my-life.  The kind that left me in a daze for the rest of the day.  And into the next day.  OK, seriously……I’m still kind of in a daze about it.  I don’t even know where to start with this little story.  I feel speechless, and yet, you and I both know this post will probably end up ridiculously long, once the words start flowing.

<Deep breathe.>  So, many of you know I had a birthday last Sunday.  My birthday to me is really no big deal, and never has been.  But my family always makes me feel special, and we always spend any of our birthdays together all day, doing… (READ MORE......) | 16 Comments

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Vittles: Easter Photo Series

Posted by Laura on Tuesday Apr 6, 2010 Under Appetizers, Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Main Dish, Vittles

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Paula’s Rolls

Posted by Laura on Wednesday Nov 25, 2009 Under Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Vittles

This wonderful (and I mean wonderful!) roll recipe was sent in by our friend Paula, from A Catholic Harvest. She’s a great gal.  I adore her for so many reasons, but to sum it up, she’s a mixed bag.  I love people who are full of wonderful qualities, but also full of surprises.  For instance, recently I learned that she’s a ‘closet head-banger’.  Inside this sweet, funny, supportive and faithful girl, is an inner rock-n-roll chick!!  It’s true!  Who knew?!

So speaking of rolls…lol….I love this recipe she sent us.  I have a few recipes sent in that I’ll be making, now that I have more time to cook and bake.  But here is one for now.  She sent it, we made it, we… (READ MORE......) | 1 Comment

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St. Michael’s Bannock

Posted by Laura on Wednesday Sep 30, 2009 Under Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Vittles

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St. Michael’s Bannock

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Mix together:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cut in 2 tablespoons butter (not margarine)
  • 1 cup buttermilk or yogurt
  • handful of raisins or currants

On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, then pat into an 8 inch round loaf, and bake on a greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes.

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One Fine Bread Maker!

Posted by Laura on Monday Feb 9, 2009 Under Baking, Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Vittles

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That’s MY bread maker!

He’s a fine bread maker.

And a fine bread maker, too. lol

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The bread we go through is crazy, and it’s seemed one of those things you can’t buy enough of, and it’ll go just as quick.  We’re not ‘white bread’ people either, so what we spend on bread can get….tiresome.  So a few weeks back, my hubby decided he’d try making some. After all, he makes a mean pizza dough.  And he had a good book that his parents let us have. (I think.  I’m afraid we borrowed it, and never returned it, but he says no.) … (READ MORE......) | 10 Comments

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