Flaky Buttery Biscuits

We had a Southern supper recently complete with fried chicken, mashed potatoes and a vegetable.  I had a hankering for homemade biscuits.  I am not very confident in my bread making abilities but these turned out better than I expected!  We had the leftover biscuits the next morning for breakfast with butter and honey alongside…

Afternoon Tea

Last Saturday I hosted an afternoon tea for a friend at church who is moving away.  It was such fun to pull out all the linens, china and some random accents that I had packed away in boxes in the basement that I have no room for in my kitchen.  The girls came over around…

Broadmoor Banana Bread

The Broadmoor Hotel is a five star hotel in Colorado Springs.  It oozes luxury and elegance and the minute I saw it, I was enchanted.  I’ve only stayed there once and it lived up to all of my expectations.  I told my hubby that I would gladly work there (They have a culinary apprenticeship program). …

Weekend Breakfast

This french toast recipe takes french toast over the top. The Challah bread is moist and the addition of the orange zest really makes a difference so do not leave it out! Serve this along with a side of your favorite breakfast meat and fruit. Challah French ToastRecipe Courtesy of Ina Garten 6 extra-large eggs…

Mens Breakfast

It has been a while since I blogged about the men’s breakfast held at our house biweekly. This week I made a spinach and bacon quiche (it is definitely a keeper because the quiche turns out very flaky) and homemade cinnamon rolls. I found the recipe for the cinnamon rolls on a blog I frequent…

French Boule

One of my favorite cookbooks that I acquired last year is Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The authors promise that anyone can bake a loaf of bread that rivals something from a French bakery in just five minutes of active preparation time. I have made the Challah bread and it turned out superbly….

Bread Machine Buttery Rolls

I have attempted several times to make dinner rolls and have failed miserably. I’m not sure if it’s the altitude or just error on my part. I found this recipe on a blog I frequent and I loved that it starts in the bread machine. They are very easy to make and turned out super…

Homemade Pizza

The dough for this recipe is out of my new favorite book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The crust puffs up in the oven beautifully. You can top the pizza with your favorite ingredients. I personally like spinach, mushrooms and cheese but tonight we opted for pepperoni, red onions, and mushrooms.Olive Oil DoughMakes…

Challah Bread

I’ve always found baking bread very daunting but I acquired a book that I absolutely love (thanks, Rebecca!). I made my first loaf of Challah and it turned out great! It will be fantastic for french toast! Recipe Courtesy of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Makes four 1 lb loaves. Recipe can be…