How to Make Focaccia Bread & Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Recipe

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Learn how to make focaccia bread, the classic Italian flat-bread. The process is simple and creates a high quality bread that can be flavored any variety of ways. This recipe is for rosemary focaccia with garlic and Parmesan. The dough can also be used as a pizza crust. I’ve been doing a lot of bread baking lately. A lot of baking and reading about bread baking. I am fascinated with it. It is so crazy to me what wonderful things can come from such simple ingredients. Not only wonderful things, but such a variety of things. I feel like I could devote my life to …

Homemade Pan Pizza with Perfectly Crispy Crust

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Homemade pan pizza with a perfectly crispy crust can be achieved at home! This recipe and these tips will show you exactly how you can do it and I dare say it is better than take-out!  I haven’t met too many pieces of pizza I didn’t like. Even crappy pizza is good pizza in my book. Especially at 2 am… Now that football season is in full swing and Mr. BB’s Sundays are devoted to obsessing over his fantasy team, he has been asking for game day food. This week his request was for “pan pizza like the kind they make at Domino’s …

Country White Sandwich Bread

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Learn how to make this beautiful and fluffy country white sandwich bread recipe. No added preservatives, just a good wholesome loaf of bread you will feel good about eating! I have been thinking a lot about the idea of worthiness lately. I recently heard someone say, “There are no prerequisites for worthiness.” This statement hit me hard. And initially I wasn’t even quite sure why. I just couldn’t quit thinking about it. “There are no prerequisites for worthiness.” It just feels powerful. We are constantly questioning and trying to prove our worth. If only I was smarter, or skinnier, or …

Basic Sweet Yeast Dough Recipe

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Learn how to make this basic sweet yeast dough recipe. This dough can be used to make cinnamon rolls, raised doughnuts, soft dinner rolls, sticky buns, and much more!  Today we are going to talk about a master recipe for sweet yeast dough. A recipe that can be used for all kinds of applications. Cinnamon rolls, raised doughnuts, dinner rolls, monkey bread, pull apart bread. The options are endless. I like having good master recipes in my repertoire because this is how you can become creative as a baker. When you have a base that is solid you can add all …

Homemade Bread Bowls

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A simple recipe for making homemade bread bowls! Perfect for holding a bowl of soup or for filling with dip for a party! These bowls are a bit crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.  My husband and I were lounging around last night watching KU basketball and this conversation ensued: Me: Why are you bored? Him: I’m not bored. Why do you think that? Me: You just seem to be emuting that. Him: Emuting? That isn’t a word. What are you talking about? Me: Emuting. You know. Like to emute something? Him: No. I don’t know. Me: …

4 Ingredient No-Knead Rustic Bread

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This is the easiest bread recipe. With only 4 ingredients (water, flour, yeast, salt) and no-kneading you can have fresh bread our of your own oven! If you are scared of using yeast, this bread will get your feet wet! I feel like I have been away for ages. I don’t like that. It’s like missing a friend so terribly but then getting incredibly excited when you get to see them again. That is this. This blog, you readers, creating recipes… all of it. It feels good to be back. Even though I feel bumbly and out of practice. To …

Easy No-Knead Skillet Bread

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The easiest no-knead skillet bread. Just mix all of the ingredients together, let the dough rise, pan and bake. You won’t get your hands or counters messy! I am at a weird place in my life… I was out the other night with a group of friends from work when I ran into an old friend from college. We had not seen each other since the day we graduated. We hugged, exchanged pleasantries, and then the inevitable question came up, “What are you up to these days?” I graduated college in 2010 after 6 long years of working on my …

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe

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Learn how easy it is to make homemade pizza with this basic pizza dough recipe. This crust turns out thin and crispy yet sturdy enough to load up on toppings. I used the dough to make sausage, onion, and cream cheese pizza, as well as bite size caramelized onion, prosciutto, and goat cheese pizzettes. I first moved out of my mom’s house when I was 19, a sophomore in college.  It was hardly away from home. A small apartment my mother owned above her photography studio that I shared with my cousin.  But it was a good transition from total …