Banana Muffins

By Heather Solos | December 26, 2010

Heather says: Muffin recipes are a great introduction to baking. They aren’t fussy and a flat muffin is still a delicious muffin. Don’t get smug and try to pass these off as health food; they aren’t. They are however delicious and semi-portable. What is semi-portable? Great in a lunch bag, not so great while driving.…

Bread Machine Tips

By Heather Solos | February 29, 2008

Dear Home Ec 101, So I’ve finally garnered the courage to break out the 10 year old, given as a wedding gift, but never used Bread Machine. I’ve used it twice to make whole wheat bread. I’m not doing a good job at this. I’ve learned that the ingredients MUST be room temp (not straight…

Pizza Crust Recipe

By Heather Solos | May 19, 2008

Heather says:       I was not content with the pizza crust I originally posted, it was good, but not something I felt others would rave about.  Consequently I have been experimenting with variations for the past few months.  While searching for a simple crust I had some criteria in mind: the ingredients must…

How to make easy gluten free muffins adaptable for other muffin recipes.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Banana Muffins

By Heather Solos | September 27, 2015

Heather says: I didn’t think I would jump on the pumpkin train this fall, but Ray, who can’t have wheat requested muffins recently. So here we are with a Gluten-Free Pumpkin Banana Muffins Recipe. This is the third time I’ve experimented with this recipe which I originally found over on SavyNaturalista.com. The first two times I…

Flatbread Recipe

By Heather Solos | January 29, 2010

Heather says: I had pretty much written off Fearless Friday for this week. Since I’m out of town, without a real pantry, that’s about all the cooking adventure I was willing to handle while working under the pressure of a big deadline. Then last night, I saw a tweet from Candice of Ragamuffin Design. She…

I'm sure someone can find cheap grocery-bakery alternatives, but I promise those are nothing like tearing into these cinnamon rolls straight from the oven.

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

By Heather Solos | September 10, 2009

Bagels Recipe

By Heather Solos | October 3, 2007

Heather says: Bagel purists avert your eyes. I believe I’ll refer to this recipe as Quick and Dirty Bagels.” They get the job done, are much better than frozen, and do not require a whole lot of work, but I would never put them up against a genuine NY bagel. This recipe was originally designed…

Bread Making Tutorial: Basic White Bread

By Heather Solos | January 24, 2008

Heather says: At long last, the first in the series of simple bread tutorials. We are beginning with a plain white bread recipe. This version is extremely simple. It is free of most allergens (wheat being the obvious exception) so it is useful for those avoiding eggs and dairy. Nutritionally, well, let’s just say that…

Hoagie Roll Tutorial

By Heather Solos | September 24, 2008

Heather says: After getting the hang of basic white bread, these rolls should be a cinch. There are no fancy ingredients, but you will need a rolling pin. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup warm water + extra for sprinkling 2 1/2 tsp yeast 2 1/2 TBSP olive oil 3 1/2 cups flour (for best results use…



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