Category Archives: cooking techniques

My First Baguette. You Can Do It, Too.

I had always believed you couldn’t not make authentic French bread in a home oven, but boy was I wrong.  I learned the simple truck of making that wonderful crusty bread from Julia Child.  Now I am sharing it with … Continue reading

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Italian Bread: Easy Peasy, No Mixer Needed.

If you are new to baking bread, this is a great recipe to learn on.  The steps are simple and no mixer is required.  

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Cooking From Scratch: Buttery, Flaky Crescent Rolls. Ditch the Tube

Doesn’t everyone love crescent rolls?  I think so.  You can make better crescent rolls than you get in the tube.  Please watch and share.  Thank you.  

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Cooking From Scratch: Homemade Old Time Scrapple

Scrapple, or panhas, Is an Amish, or Pennsylvania Dutch pork product made with spices and corn meal, fried crispy and served with applesauce, apple butter or maple syrup. I made mine from scratch and fried it in my cast iron. … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Home Made Bologna.

Did you know you can make great bologna at home with just a few ingredients? Kind of messy but oh so good. Please watch and share. Makes me happy.

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Cooking From Scratch: Amish Onion Patties

On Mondays, I cook supper for my Mother. I always try to make one new, special thing. This Monday, it was these scrumptious Amish Onion Patties. You can serve them as a side dish, as a substitute for hash browns, … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls or Slider Buns

These dinner rolls are light, tender and so, so delicious Make them for dinner, or a little bigger for your slider snacks. Either way, they may be the best bread you have ever made. Give them a try. For this … Continue reading

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Six Braid Challah, for Beginners

Challah is the traditional Jewish bread, and everybody I know loves it. Not only is it beautiful, it has a wonderful taste and texture. This is something you make when you want to show off a little. It can be … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: White Bread by Julia Child’s Recipe

  This bread is a little different and so very special, just like Julia Child. The buttery flavor makes this bread a cut above and cooing it in cast iron makes the color and crust just perfect. Give it a … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Gluten Free, Low Carb Pie Crust, Made With Almond Flour

Gluten free baking is very different than baking with wheat flour, but the results can be rewarding. This pie crust is also low in carbs because almond flour is nut-based. If you are looking for tasty, gluten free, low carb … Continue reading

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