Simple Sourdough Cheddar Bagels

I’m baaaack!

Actually, I should say that Matt’s back. He’s the one who concocted, baked and photographed these tasty treats. All I have to do is share his work—and enjoy these yummy, easy-on-the-budget homemade bagels!

Once the outside temperature drops each fall and we can actually appreciate the extra heat in the kitchen, the [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Apple Cinnamon Bagels

Here’s a recipe that almost got lost in the holiday shuffle. Matt perfected these apple cinnamon breakfast treats just before the full-blown festivities of Christmas kicked in, and we haven’t made a batch since. Now that life has returned to a slightly less hectic pace, it’s time to start baking again. The cinnamon chips [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Fall Harvest Favorites

Ah… Thanksgiving!

What a great time to sit back, relax and rehash the “best of” harvest recipes. Here are five of our favorite fall recipes, each featuring ingredients you might still have on hand from your Thanksgiving feast.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

Cranberry Butternut Scones (above)

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins (below)

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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Oat Rolls

I’m still having fun experimenting with cinnamon chip and sweet potato combinations. Here’s the latest recipe to receive a stamp of approval from kids and adults alike. Look closely at the photos, and you might get a sense of how the cinnamon chips are swirled between layers of tender sweet potato oat rolls. Best [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Sun-Dried Tomato Bread

This is one of those recipes that took ages to perfect. Each experiment yielded beautiful bread that was delicate, aromatic and savory-sweet. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the tops to rise to perfection and stay there.

With almost every attempt, the loaf would climb toward the top of the machine and then sink slightly—or drastically—near [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Peanut Butter Banana Bagels

Ever since posting a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel recipe this summer, I’ve wanted to try something more exotic. While it’s not uncommon to see peanut butter and banana paired together, you’re not going to find this bagel flavor combo at a typical supermarket.

Though I chose to go with walnuts as the add in for [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

“Knot” the Sailor Bread We Wanted

Argh!

I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer cookbooks with photos. Not just a few images here and there or the “best of” relegated to one section in the middle of the book. Nope, I like at least one photo per recipe.

With cooking blogs that’s not a problem. One of the [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Rapido! Speedy Italian Bread

As you may have noticed, we don’t bake with garlic or onions. (I know. I know. We’re weird. But trust me, in our case it’s for the best.) I created this fresh, aromatic cheese bread while experimenting with substitutes for the onion called for in the original recipe. Now we’re hooked on the Italian [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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