Yeast Breads

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Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzel Bread

by on January 9, 2014 · 5 comments

Pretzel Bread

Last year I tried what is now our favorite recipe for pretzel bread, and since then I’ve been kicking around the idea to bake something into the dough — specifically, cheddar cheese and jalapeno. I wasn’t sure if it would work, but as you can see from the photo, it certainly did! The recipe makes […]


Published on January 9, 2014
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Soft and Fluffy Kolaches

by on January 8, 2014 · 7 comments

Soft Kolache

Growing up, I was always amused at how my grandmother called margarine “oleo”; so as I was looking through old Texas Czech kolache recipes that called for “oleo”, I couldn’t help but think of my grandparents and how happy they’d be to try these fresh, homemade kolaches. I also started thinking about the formulation of […]


Published on January 8, 2014
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Kolaches With Sour Cream Dough

by on January 5, 2014 · 5 comments

Kolaches With Sour Cream

After spending the weekend making kolache recipes back-to-back, I still feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface of what’s out there. I tried a version made with shortening and evaporated milk (okay, but nothing special), another with 1 cup of mashed potatoes (very good, but kind of dense) and finally this one, which is […]


Published on January 5, 2014
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Cream Cheese Filled Kolaches

by on January 3, 2014 · 16 comments


I’ve been telling people that kolaches are the next big thing. I have no idea if this is true, but as I tasted the apple, cream cheese and raspberry kolaches from this morning, I decided there’s no reason why 2014 shouldn’t be the year of the kolache at our house! This batch was adapted from […]


Published on January 3, 2014
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No-Knead Cream Cheese Braids

by on December 14, 2013 · 6 comments

Cream Cheese Braid

I’m pretty excited about today’s recipe because it’s sure to become a mainstay at our house.  I hope you like it, too!  I found it while looking for a good cream cheese filled yeast bread — something similar to the Entenmann’s Cheese Danish Twists we used to buy in New York. Quite a few copycats […]


Published on December 14, 2013
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My Favorite Homemade Pizza Dough

by on November 29, 2013 · 0 comments


I’m not sure why I stopped making homemade pizza dough. I could blame it on the fact we went to Rome and I realized I’d never, in a million years, be able to top the pizza from Da Buffeto, but I think that’s just a copout. I stopped making pizza dough because I just got […]


Published on November 29, 2013
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Bran Cereal Bread

by on November 5, 2013 · 6 comments

Bran Bread

I’ve been mentioning peanut butter a lot lately. Well, here’s something to put it on! It’s a fairly simple yeast bread made with All Bran cereal. I found the original recipe on the their web page, while trying to figure out what to do with all the crushed cereal at the bottom of the box. […]


Published on November 5, 2013
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Basic White Bread

This bread was inspired by a situation that occurred a few weeks ago. Fuzz had a friend over for an all-day visit, and when lunch time rolled around, I wasn’t able to make this friend what she wanted — a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I had tons of good peanut butter and some […]


Published on July 16, 2013