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Baking Bites for Crafty: 2 Hour Peasant Bread

Baking Bites for Crafty: 2 Hour Peasant Bread

I love a loaf of homemade bread, but like so many other people, I don’t always plan my bread baking far enough in advance. While most bread recipes to have a lot of “hands off” time while you wait for the dough to proof, they still require quite a bit of preparation if you want to have them ready by dinner time. As a result, ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: English Muffin Bread

Baking Bites for Craftsy: English Muffin Bread

Do you like toast? I do, and this English Muffin Bread is one of the tastiest and easiest toasting breads that you can imagine. I’m sharing the recipe over on the Craftsy blog right now (it’s free!!) so you can learn how to make this bread step-by-step. The bread is a yeasted bread, but it requires no kneading and no shaping because the dough is ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to make Vol au Vents

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Vol au Vents

No matter what kind of entertaining you are doing, you always need some finger foods to get the party started. Appetizers can serve as the primary fare for a casual cocktail party, or simply start off the night for a more formal gathering. They can be sweet or savory, but the ideal party foods are finger foods that don’t require a knife a fork to ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Ham & Cheese Quiche

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Ham & Cheese Quiche

The centerpiece of my holiday dinner on Christmas is usually a big ham, as opposed to the turkey that I make on Thanksgiving. I always pick out a ham large enough to ensure that I will have some leftovers, because leftover ham – especially my Brown Sugar & Whiskey Glazed Ham – makes a great addition to everything from soups to sandwiches. One particularly delicious ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brown Sugar & Whiskey-Glazed Ham

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brown Sugar & Whiskey-Glazed Ham

I’ll admit that I usually bake sweet things, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only things I use my oven for! I also make a wide variety of breads, roasts, pasta dishes and other savory items, though not all of them end up here on the site. During the holidays, there are two main dishes that are part of my family’s traditions: turkey and ham. ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Pizza Pot Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make a Pizza Pot Pie

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a video from The Best Thing I Ever Ate that was making the rounds on Facebook where Marc Murphy talked about an unusual pizza pot pie he had. The pot pie included all the usual pizza toppings, but was assembled upside down in a bowl, with the dough laid on top of the dish before baking. After a ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Rainbow Heirloom Tomato Pie

Rainbow Heirloom Tomato Pie

A tomato pie is a wonderfully savory veggie-based main dish to add to your repertoire. They’re not only delicious, but they are easy to make and stunning to look at – especially if you take a cue from my recipe for a┬áRainbow Heirloom Tomato Pie, which I’m sharing over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) right now!. The pie starts with a pile of ripe ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pizza Dough Soft Pretzels

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pizza Dough Soft Pretzels

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of soft pretzels and I enjoy them whenever I can, whether I’m at the mall picking one up from a pretzel chain or at a gastropub eating a more artisanal version. I also enjoy making soft pretzels at home, where I often use a little shortcut to save myself some time and get those pretzels ... Read More »

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