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My aim is to share uncomplicated, unfussy recipes with a healthy twist--perfect for everyday and for entertaining. Let's cook!

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Sourdough Olive Bread

Sourdough Olive Bread If you're looking to change your sourdough routine, this olive loaf might be the ticket. It makes for the perfect dipping bread but it's wonderful for sandwiches, too. Nothing new here--I've just been baking bread, as usual. My once-a-week bakes have turned into a ... Read More

Chocolate Chip, Raisin, Walnut Sourdough Bread

Chocolate Chip, Raisin, Walnut Sourdough Bread This sourdough loaf has a few sweet surprises inside. If you've dropped by here from time to time over the last ten years you might have noticed that I have a tendency to jump into a pattern of cooking or baking according to a theme for a ... Read More

Sourdough Bread: My Master Recipe

Sourdough Bread: My Master Recipe This sourdough recipe is a hybrid of my old go-to and new methods I've learned recently. It's given me wonderful and consistent results for a beautifully open crumb. Stick to one recipe and and use it until you understand it and know it well. This was ... Read More

Sourdough Breadsticks (Grissini)

Sourdough Breadsticks (Grissini) Grissini are crispy Italian breadsticks and they are not only very easy to make they're another perfect use for your sourdough starter. Remember the good old days when we could still eat out at a restaurant? My husband and I always preferred being seated at ... Read More

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

How to Make a Sourdough Starter A homemade sourdough starter requires only flour and water and in as little as six days you can be baking bread with it. Find out how. (Image 1: All you need are flour and water to make a sourdough starter.) Here's the thing. I wanted to start this post by ... Read More

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns These sourdough hot cross buns are soft and light, loaded with fruit, spiced and lightly sweet. I call them hope on a plate. A week ago my husband pulled a muscle while working around the yard. One wrong move was enough to immediately put a stop to his daily ... Read More