Category Archives: Quick Breads

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Blueberry Orange Muffins, For The Last Time!

Week Fifty-Three: For The Last Time! One of the worst things that can happen in the kitchen (outside of an injury, I suppose) is a baking failure.  With other forms of cooking, mishaps can be corrected to a certain extent: … Continue reading

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Gingerbread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads Today’s bread comes to us from the inimitable M. F. K. Fisher, out of her book How To Cook A Wolf, published in 1942.  Is it precisely a bread?  Well, it has the word “bread” in … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads A few months ago, two of my dear friends were married in what must have been one of the all-time grandest and most fabulous weddings ever seen. How fabulous was it?  Let me just say that … Continue reading

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Fig Hazelnut Bread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads Today’s gift bread is slightly on the lighter side, as it contains very little added fat and sugar, but it doesn’t skimp one bit on flavor.  An ample amount of orange-juice-soaked dried figs studs the bread … Continue reading

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Freezer Biscuits

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads This bread isn’t so much a gift for others as it is a gift for you, the host or hostess with sleepover guests.  Sure, we’d all love to have our guests wake up to visions of … Continue reading

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Olive, Cheese, and Salami Quick Bread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads Yes, Christmas is next week. And though the time has flown by for me too, I won’t bore you with more talk of “OMG!can you believe it!!1!”  What it really means is that you’ll be invited to someone’s … Continue reading

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Bourbon Cherry Scones

Week Fifty: Bourbon Week After dark chocolate, cherry is one of the better flavor pairings with Bourbon.  There’s a reason Manhattans are garnished with a cherry: it’s delicious, especially when the cherry is a homemade brandied and spiced cherry, rather … Continue reading

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Bourbon Ball Quick Bread

Week Fifty: Bourbon Week For me, one of the most highly-anticipated moments of the Christmas season has for years been the first taste of my Old Kentucky Grandmother’s famed Bourbon balls.  In recent years, she has begun to supplement with … Continue reading

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Bourbon Corn Bread

Week Fifty: Bourbon Week Once upon a time, I used to enjoy a glass of Scotch every so often. But then I moved to Kentucky, and I was shown the error of my ways. There, I was taught that Bourbon … Continue reading

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Cheese and Herb Biscuits

Week Forty-Nine: Breads With Cheese Bread and cheese.  The two just go together like Frick and Frack.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cheese plate served without some sort of bread, be it crackers or a sliced baguette; and … Continue reading

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