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Panini Express

Panini ExpressA panini is any kind of pressed and toasted sandwich, and it tends to get thought of as a glorified grilled cheese sandwich by many people. They’re popular, and there is a huge variety of sandwich makers that you can pick up to press and toast your sandwiches at home. You’ll see them on …

Roast Beef and Caramelized Onion Panini

Roast Beef and Caramelized Onion Panini

A sandwich doesn’t need to be complex to be delicious, but it does need quality ingredients to come out well. In most cases, it also helps if the sandwich is toasted, as well. I always have a method of toasting a sandwich at home, so once I hit the store to look …

Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Panini

Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Panini

Does anyone besides me have leftover turkey around the house today? 

Thanksgiving is one holiday where people look forward to leftovers just as much as they do to the actual dinner. There is always a ton of food to work with (especially if your family is anything like mine and …

Bites from other Blogs

  • The Cheddar Peasant Boule that Lighter and Local baked is the kind of bread that will inspire you to do a little more baking at home because it is a simple recipe and yields a delicious result. The easy to make bread has a soft, light crumb and a little …

Bites from other Blogs

  • Caramel and apples is a fantastic combination, whether you’re using both elements in a cake or dipping apples into caramel sauce to make Cinnamon Caramel Apple Pumpkins, as Bakingdom did recently. These sweet apples are dipped in homemade caramel that has been spiked with cinnamon for a little extra …
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Breville Personal Pie Maker

The Personal Pie
There are counterop appliances that will cook waffles for us, grill our paninis and even bake mini cupcakes – why not add an appliance that will bake up some pies to the collection? The Breville Personal Pie Maker is a countertop gadget that bakes four individually sized pies at …

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Sourdough Ciabatta

Sourdough Ciabatta
Most ciabatta recipes start with a preferment called a poolish, a mixture of flour, water and yeast that is left to sit for a period of time – usually 12 to 24 hours – before the rest of the dough is put together. Starting a ciabatta this way will add a lot of …

A tour of the Bouchon Bakery, Yountville, CA

Bouchon Bakery
The Napa Valley is a hot spot for foodies due to the high concentration of top notch restaurants ad wineries in the area. But in with all the big names are lots of smaller places that are easily worth a stop. I have to include the Bouchon Bakery in this list because, although …