There are a few things in the baking world that seem almost magical to others. Bread making is one of those. To those who haven’t made homemade bread, it seems mysterious and vast. Unknown terms and the unknown magic of yeast. But it doesn’t need to be. People have been making bread since…well, the beginning of recorded history. It only seems so… Read More
We’ve gone through a lot of ingredients over the last year or so during my “Ingredients: Everything You Need to Know” series- their uses, where they come from, etc. And it’s time to start with the all of the spices you might run across. Let’s get started with parsley!
My husband loves salmon. I dislike the price, but I like a happy husband. And I can admit it tastes pretty good. Especially when I make my “Roast Salmon w/ Bell Pepper-Tomato Vinaigrette.” The only annoyance is those little bones running in a line down the entire fillet. For those who are curious, they’re “floating” bones (aka- not attached to… Read More
I was browsing on reddit the other day and read that I could use my KitchenAid mixer to shred chicken. I read that and thought, “There is no way that works.” But I tried it: I threw the entire cooked chicken breast in the mixer, put on the paddle, and turned it on. A minute later I had shredded chicken!… Read More
As I’ve been learning more about cooking and baking, I’ve discovered that understanding the fundamentals behind recipes is vital. Yes, Pinterest can provide 100 bread recipes. But which one should you use? And if you have a great bread recipe that works….most of the time? What’s going on the other times? So I’ve decided to start a series tentatively titled… Read More