I am a Pinterest junkie! Why am I telling you this? Well let me tell you, I did a little trading this last weekend after I went to volunteer at one of the local BBFC sites. (I just love volunteering for BBFC! You meet so many wonderful people!) Anyway, one of the gals that I have become friends with wished that she had gotten some of the baking potatoes like I did and I was wishing I had contributed for the beautiful strawberries like she did. Well, one thing lead to another and we were splitting up my potatoes and her strawberries. We each left as happy campers! (more…)
Archive for the ‘Bread/Rolls’ Category
Blackberries are always a special treat for me! When I was seven we lived in Washington and could pick wild blackberries. They were so fresh and sweet that most of them ended up in my mouth instead of the bucket! I still love blackberries and when Bountiful Baskets included them I could not wait to eat some. I did, however, save some for these muffins, which are a family favorite. I hope you enjoy them too! (more…)
Some days you need to not think about what to cook and just have fun with what you have. I had tried something similar before but this time I did not have ham and cheese to make a ham and cheese roll so I tried a pizza roll instead. It turned out amazing. (more…)
I’m not much of a sweets fan. I prefer savory and crunchy, actually, but when I wandered across a variation of this dessert bread I thought that sounds tasty, and I’ll bet I can make it a little more organic and healthier if I make it with ingredients from Bountiful Baskets. A challenge in the making. Who could say no to that?
I have never been impressed with pears. I thought they were mush….like baby food. Well if you have store bought packaged pears, they are! A fresh pear with a dab of yogurt and bountiful baskets granola is a wonderful breakfast, afternoon snack, or quick dinner if you forgot dinner before an activity. I simply peel a pear and slice then devour it!
Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
-Harriet Van Horne (Vogue 1956)
Is there anything more comforting than freshly baked banana bread? Growing up a friend and I would always make banana bread when we were down. We would spy each other with that knowing look and immediately start gathering ingredients. When we were apart we would often bring a warm slice to each other “just because” and the sentiment contained in that delicious slice is something that I can conjure up all of these years later. It was more than the ingredients, it was an act of love. It was an act of knowing that we can’t always fix things with words, but sharing in a scrumptous delight and surrendering to that moment, somehow everything was just a little more bearable.
Growing up in Arkansas, my Granddad always brought a few 5-gallon buckets of peaches home for my Granny during the summer. I could never get enough of them then, and I can’t get enough of them now! In fact, I think I could eat enough peaches to make myself sick on a daily basis.
Our basket site is full of awesome volunteers. I don’t think that we can say that enough! Every once in a while someone shows up with goodies. This recipe is from one of our volunteers, Katy.
I used to love to bake, but then my oven started acting weird and unpredictable, and nothing would ever bake right. I pretty much stopped. Now that I have an oven that works, though, I’m getting back to baking. And with my zucchini from Bountiful Baskets (and then zucchini from a neighbor) I wanted to find something yummy and somewhat healthy that wouldn’t involve heating up the kitchen too much.
Once upon a time there was a crazy home baker who liked to experiment with breads. And then, while out on a walk with friends discussing potluck dishes, the idea struck to try to make rainbow bread using vegetables as the food dyes. And since this crazy baker is unable to let a crazy idea like that sit and fester, she decided to make some rainbow bread. As soon as she got home. On a very hot day (90 degrees) in a house with no AC. With the oven on at 500 degrees for several hours. Like I said, CrAzY! Thankfully, this crazy baker had a friend who wanted to participate in the craziness, and who even had a spare KitchenAid to help speed up the process. After a full day of mixing, shaping, laughing, and baking, and giggling some more, four GINORMOUS free-form loaves of craziness emerged, just as marvelous and crazy as the crazy baker had imagined!