Sweet Pretzels

The weekend was quickly approaching, and I was already thinking of what to make for breakfast.  Weekend breakfast for me has become the new Sunday night dinner. At the very least, I like to experiment with different breads and pastries. Ok, so I was really cleaning out my epicurious online recipe box (I’ve saved 300+…

Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

I made pretzel hot dogs (yum!) a few months ago, and had some left over dough. As a test, I froze it to see if I could use it later for pretzel bites with cheese sauce since there wasn’t much left. That was about six months ago. I completely forgot about it! While cleaning out…

Ginger Pull-Apart Bread with Lemon Glaze

I love it when a recipe comes together out of nowhere. Like this ginger pull-apart bread with lemon glaze. My breakfast options were limited this weekend. I didn’t have milk, so no pancakes or waffles. I ran out of bread, so no bacon and toast with eggs. And no bacon, which left me with eggs…

English Muffins

I’ve had an English muffin bread recipe sitting around for a while now that I’ve never been motivated to try, and I’ve realized that it’s because I really want to make English muffins. Most of the recipes I found showed English muffins that looked like they came from the market, fully of nooks and crannies….

Chocolate Babka

I’m taking a little break from my new found pumpkin obsession, but I’m still really into baking with yeast right now.  I think it may have something to do with fall, although it is going to be 80° today!  This weekend  I  tried my hands again at chocolate babka.  I thought it would be the…

Challah

Earlier this week I posted a recipe for Challah French Toast.  Can you guess where the Challah came from?  Me!  I tried making Challah myself.  I’ve really wanted to get back into baking bread again and here was my perfect opportunity. Baking bread can be a pretty stressful process (for me) because it’s so exact. …

Eggnog Monkey Bread

I originally made this bread for Christmas morning, but my photos were so bad, I decided to wait until I returned home, make the bread again and take better photos. Sounded like the perfect plan until I realized that eggnog was nowhere to be found the day after Christmas. I went to at least three…

Lemon Sweet Rolls

We’re entering our second full week of 2015, and it’s already been one of great transition. I’m starting a new job in a couple of weeks. It’s a change I wasn’t expecting so soon, but it’s a welcomed and pleasant surprise. My son has officially declared that he’s now twelve and a half and I should…

Rolls

You know that one thing your mom makes that makes you think of your childhood, and gives you the warm and fuzzies? For me, it was her rolls. We only had them at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I couldn’t wait. They were so yeasty and sweet. A few years ago, my son mentioned how much…

Chocolate Babka

I was still in the mood to play with dough after making the cinnamon rolls, so I dug up a chocolate babka recipe that I’ve wanted to try. I’m also beginning to feel as though I could use the practice. It’s so hard for me to predict how yeast recipes will turn out based on…

Bagels

I’ve been interested in making bagels for a long time, but I could never get around to doing it. One drawback is that it’s at least a two-day process and I’m kinda impatient. But I’m still in slow-mo mode from being on vacation, so this was a good time to give it a try. The…

Garlic & Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

The other day I was cleaning up my Pinterest page, and ended up spending a good hour or so wandering around. Have you noticed that sometimes it gets a little theme-y? Like one week everyone discovers rhubarb, or sterling silver, or everything pink, and suddenly your feed is covered with variations of the same thing?…