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Onion Focaccia

Onion Focaccia
Focaccia is a great yeast bread to learn to make. It doesn’t require any special shaping and it requires only a short rising time. It is also versatile. You can eat it almost straight out of the oven, while it is still crispy on the outside and hot and soft inside, but you …

5 Great Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauces

I always have cranberry sauce leftover after Thanksgiving. I usually make a batch or two of homemade sauce, and I often buy a jar or two just in case I need some more. It’s not that I think that anyone is going to gorge themselves on cranberry sauce at …

Bites from other Blogs

  • If Christmas cookies aren’t your thing, why not try some holiday cupcakes? Alice and the Mock Turtle made up some very cute Snowman Cupcakes for the holidays and has some great tips on how you can make them easily at home. I think the most clever touch of the cakes …

The Art of the Dessert

The Art of the DessertWhen it comes to baking – and cooking in general – there is always a place for new ideas, but there is often no substitute for experience. Ann Amernick, author of The Art of the Dessert, has been in the pastry business a long time and shares a lot of her …

Great Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich Ideas

While I like heating up a plate of Thanksgiving leftovers and having a holiday dinner all over again, what I really like to do with leftover turkey is make sandwiches. The breasts are usually so large that you get perfect slices of meat – meaning that they’re quite big – for sandwiches …

BlogHer Food recap!

BlogHer Food recap!

This past Saturday, I headed up to San Francisco for the 2009 BlogHer Food conference. It’s the first of what I think will be an annual conference series from BlogHer and was aimed at food bloggers. All of the breakout sessions of the conference covered topics that would be of …

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  • Olives are a fairly standard pizza topping, but somehow switching olives for olive tapenade, as Baking Obsession did in a Black Olive and Tapenade Pizza, makes them seem a lot more gourmet. This pizza doesn’t have any sauce, just a layer of very flavorful potatoes and a combination of …

Peppers and Cheese Focaccia

Pepper and Cheese Focaccia

Focaccia, like pizza, is a bread that has almost and unlimited number of topping possibilities. In it’s most basic form, the flatbread can be topped with just olive oil, salt and herbs. If you want to move away from the very traditional type, it’s easy to dress it up …