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Category: Bread

Our Gr8 Bread Expert is Debbie. She makes all kinds of loaves expertly and effortlessly. So, many of the recipes here are favorites of hers, but sometimes, the bread is assigned to someone else. Through the years we’ve tried many recipes and the most favorite and foolproof will be in this section. Please let us know if you have any questions in the comments section below.

Savory Spicy Skillet Cornbread

As y’all know, my mom didn’t like to cook, but she always got dinner on the table, thanks to the conveniences of the 20th century…canned goods and cake mixes! So the first time I ever had homemade skillet cornbread it was a revelation. The bread had a nice crumble to it and wasn’t sweet at all, it was a savory bread.  The doctor I worked for (when I was very young!) had…

Satisfying Zucchini Bread

Banana bread. Carrot cake. Apple pie. There are many desserts, breads and cakes made with fruit or vegetables, but what about a low-calorie and delicious creation using zucchini? Zucchini is usually served as a wholesome side dish to accompany a main meal. It contains many essential vitamins and minerals such as a significant quantity of potassium, essential iron and Vitamin A, and it is also high in anti-inflammatory properties. However, do your kids like zucchini? Not likely. This…

Chocolate Chip Bread…Pure Bliss

Have you ever baked anything with chocolate chips that doesn’t also contain sugar? Probably not, right? How about a loaf of bread with no eggs? Well guess what my friends? I’ve got it right here for you! This is one of the easiest bread recipes that you’ll ever make. Minimal ingredients and as simple as can be. I have a friend who was so afraid to make this because she had a “fear…

Great 8 Friends Goes Gourmet … Cookbook that Is

Many people have a hobby or an obsession with something they love to collect such as old LP records, baseball cards or porcelain figurines. They spend a lot of time searching for these items and feel great when they find just the right one to add to their collection. Mine is not a hobby nor an obsession; it’s actually an addiction. I’m addicted to cookbooks! Not only do I have about 100 cookbooks in my collection…

Rosemary Sea Salt Focaccia

Every culture has their bread, French baguettes, Indian na’an, Mexican tortillas…and in Italy it is focaccia. Focaccia is a flat bread that is moist and tender on the inside and the crust has a satisfying crunch from the olive oil. I first made this focaccia recipe for one of Debbie and Phil’s Gr8 Dinner parties. I have since made it for many different occasions. One of my favorite memories is making this one Saturday…

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