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Simple Rustic Bread as Base for Exploration

I assume I am not alone in finding bread-making both fascinating and scary. It is a simple process, but for some reason the thought of starting bread would paralyze me. The other thing that would keep me from starting was the idea that I had to make sourdough, and keep feeding a starter. That sounds like work. I am not sure I can keep track of how many times I told Sarah “I am going to learn to make bread” and then never did. That changed a few weeks ago, and since then I have made a few successful loaves using a simple recipe I found online. Of course, once successful, I had to tweak things! Click through to learn how to make this simple, rustic bread as well as a few tips on how to change things up to make even more-interesting breads!Read More »Simple Rustic Bread as Base for Exploration

Spicy Sweet Potato Mash – A New Tradition

Sweet potatoes are a favorite around here because of their flexibility. They can be served right from the oven with just a little butter, salt and pepper, and make a fine side dish.  They can be loaded with toppings like a jacket potato, and are also delicious as a pie. They can be served sweet and candied, savory, or hot and spicy.

What I’m getting at is that don’t expect to this to be the last sweet potato dish you’ll find on this site.

This dish was created on the fly as side for the Vermont Schnitzel meal, but may end up becoming a Thanksgiving staple, with a few tweaks.  The version here includes a few modifications based on our initial experiences.

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