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Recipes for fresh baked breads and cakes.

My Mom’s Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread Recipe

One of my favorite childhood recipes is my mom’s cast iron skillet cornbread. This recipe uses box corn muffin mix. My mom was not the greatest or most elaborate cook. Partly because she grew up in a hospital and really had limited cooking experience and partly because my dad was such a picky eater. However, …

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Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Whether you use fresh or frozen blueberries, you’ll love these Blueberry Cupcakes. This recipe only makes 12 Blueberry Cupcakes. My husband loves blueberries. I am not the biggest fan, but anytime I can get him to eat more healthy fruits, I’m all for it! This Blueberry Cupcakes recipe is a real winner. The batter is …

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Ratios for Feeding Sourdough Starter

Learn all about ratios, what they are and why ratios are important for feeding your sourdough starter in this sourdough starter basics series. This is actually my third post in this sourdough starter basics series. Ratios are an important concept to understand when it comes to feeding your sourdough starter. If you’re new to sourdough …

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Understanding Sourdough Starters | Sourdough Starter Basics

An important key to mastering sourdough starter baking is understanding sourdough starters. What is a sourdough starter, you may be asking. Learning to make your very own sourdough starter doesn’t have to be confusing or intimidating. Armed with a good understanding of sourdough starters will go a long way towards making your baking experience with …

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Sourdough Starter Basics: How to Make a Sourdough Starter

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your own sourdough starter, just wait until you learn how easy (and delicious) it is! Like I mentioned when I shared my recipe for Garlic Parmesan Sourdough Bread, I was gifted my first sourdough starter over 30 years ago. It seems like an entire lifetime ago, …

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe for the Bread Machine and a Free Recipe Card!

Save time in the kitchen with this easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe for the bread machine!  This recipe originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on September 18, 2017. I was trying to think of a “dessert” to have for our picky-eater son’s birthday dinner, besides our usual Banana Split Cake, when I decided to  give …

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Zucchini Muffins with Cranberries, Walnuts & White Chocolate Chips

These cranberry, walnut, white chocolate chip zucchini muffins are sure to be a family favorite and a great way to use up all that zucchini from your garden. Growing Zucchini I am growing zucchini in my backyard garden for the first time in 30 years. Like a lot of you, I took my backyard gardening …

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