Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

Living in the South, I have come to love a good biscuit.  A nice flaky biscuit that is on the verge of being too salty, but is just right.  Mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.  My son Liam asked me to make biscuits, so I decided to have a go at it.  The results were awesome!  These were some of the best biscuits I have had.  Definitely the best biscuit I have ever made.

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Dark Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Dark Brown Sugar Banana Bread

My family loves bananas.  The unfortunate thing with bananas, is that no matter how fast we eat them, we always end up with a couple overripe ones.  Luckily, we love banana bread.  So much so, that we make it about once a week.  We have a go to recipe, but it did not have the … Read moreDark Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Not so Epic Fail – Cheese Strip Danish

Cheese Strip Danish

Dana and I love Entenmann’s Cheese Strip Danish.  So I decided to try to recreate it.  Well I was partially there, but it was a fail.  I failed to let the danish proof so the final product was a little dense. Further, I am pretty sure that the instant yeast that I purchased did not activate. … Read moreNot so Epic Fail – Cheese Strip Danish

Glazed Pumpkin Loaf

Glazed Pumpkin Loaf

During this time of year I always like to make a few pumpkin inspired dishes.  This one is quite possibly my favorite.  It is delicious and the glaze adds a nice sweetness that keeps you coming back for more. Glazed Pumpkin Loaf Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour two loaf pans and set aside. … Read moreGlazed Pumpkin Loaf

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I was watching TV the other day and saw and episode of Top Secret Recipe featuring cinnamon rolls.  They looked delicious, so I had to make some for myself.  I checked the Top Secret Recipe website, but the recipe was not included on it.  So I looked around and found a couple of recipes floating … Read moreCinnamon Rolls

Super Quick Dinner Rolls

Super Quick Dinner Rolls

The main problem with making bread or rolls in general is that they take a long time to make.  You need at least 6-8 hours of notice if you are going to make them.  However, I was going through my old cookbooks and found an old Betty Crocker recipe for Double-Quick Dinner Rolls.  So I … Read moreSuper Quick Dinner Rolls

Quick and Easy Hamburger Buns

Easy Hamburger Buns

Without owning a hamburger bun pan, I have been unable to make perfectly round hamburger buns.  The other day I accidentally figured out how to make perfect buns.  Not only did they have perfectly round bottoms but they have perfect tops too.  The process will work with almost any bread dough, but it worked great … Read moreQuick and Easy Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Sesame Seed Buns

I wanted to recreate the soft billowy store bought hamburger buns at home.  I tried a few recipes and the only one that came close was the one from King Arthur Flour.  The buns came out perfectly brown and had an amazing texture.  The only thing that was disappointing was that the buns were a little hard on the outside.  I still haven’t gotten them perfect but they are pretty awesome.  So without further ado, here are my buns (Haha).  They browned perfectly and look great with the sesame seeds.

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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I purchased a bunch of bananas last week. That was before I realized how long I was going to be gone for Memphis. I ended up being in Memphis for 5+ days. So when I came back, I had a bunch of extremely ripe bananas. So I decided to make some banana bread. I love banana bread. I really enjoy it with fresh butter spread on it. Maybe it is me, but Dana was not having it. She said I was crazy for adding butter. I made her take a bite and I am proud to say that she is a convert. Am I weird for liking butter on banana bread?  Let me know what you guys think.  Before judging, make sure to try it out first.
Banana Bread

Banana Bread fresh out of the oven topped with a light spread of butter.

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Braided Garlic Bread

I am a huge fan of garlic bread and I am always looking for a new way to make it.  I took this idea from the bread at the local grocery store.  They make a tear apart cheese bread that is pretty good.  The concept however, is awesome.  No need to cut the bread and you can serve it family style.  Plus, since the bread is braided, there is garlic butter throughout the whole loaf of bread.

Braided Garlic Bread

The braids allow for the center of the bread to be light and fluffy.  So darn tasty!

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No Knead Pizza

Over the last couple of weeks I have started to make No Knead Bread every other day. Why? It is really tasty and takes no effort. Mix, let sit a day and bake. Nothing more, nothing less. Every time that I bite into the amazing crust of this bread, I think, this would be an awesome pizza crust. So, I made a pizza with it. How did it fare? Read on….

No Knead Pizza

The crust browned nicely making a perfect base for the pizza.

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Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread

Earlier this week I made a loaf of No-Knead Bread.  It was awesome.  The crust was crunchy and delicious.  So I decided to try a different type of bread.  Whole Wheat.  Granted it is not that different but the whole wheat flour made the bread react differently.  Granted the loaf looks delicious, it needed a few more hours of rising time.

Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread

Once again the loaf came out amazing looking.  The crust was dark and crunchy.

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