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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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Easy to Make Homemade English Muffins Recipe

Next time you have a craving for English Muffins, you might want to try to make homemade English Muffins – they’re easier to make than you might think! There really aren’t a lot of fast food foods that I truly crave. Of course, let a pandemic interrupt your life and suddenly I’m craving a Sausage …

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Stand Mixer Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Biscuits made with baking powder and butter are pure comfort food and making Stand Mixer Biscuits just gives you reason to make biscuits more often! Ever since I won my KitchenAid® Stand Mixer (thank you KitchenAid!!), I’ve been baking up a storm. I’ve made these easy Stand Mixer Biscuits no less than twice a week …

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Parker House Rolls with Sea Salt Recipe {updated}

These super soft, yet dense parker house rolls are topped with melted butter and sea salt. They are amazing dinner rolls and perfect for pulled pork! This Parker House Rolls with Sea Salt recipe is one of the very first recipes I ever shared here on The Birch Cottage blog. It’s been long overdue for …

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Keto Strawberry Muffins Recipe

These soft, vanilla infused keto strawberry muffins are not only low carb but amazingly delicious, too! Keto Strawberry Muffins are perfect for breakfast or anytime! Your family will love them. My husband’s favorite low carb muffins are Flax Muffins or Flax Muffins with Walnuts, but he’ll settle for just the Flax Muffins. He just loves …

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