It’s been a while since I’ve baked a loaf of bread and considering it’s something that I truly love to do, and since I had the house to myself last weekend it seemed like a good time to whip one up. I wanted to bake one that I hadn’t done before and I’ve been eyeing a Brioche loaf recipe for a while now but for some reason never made it. There’s something about making bread from scratch that is so cathartic to me. The kneading, forming and rising of the dough is truly a rewarding experience especially when it turns out just as it’s supposed to. A while back, there was a show on the Cooking Channel called Rachel Allen: Bake!, where the host was so engaging and inspiring that she ignited the bread baking fire within me! She had a knack for making the trickiest dishes look easy and effortless. Of course, her Irish accent had me at hello and the fact that there are very few baking specific shows on air had me watching every episode. They were filmed at the school where she teaches her craft and ever since I started watching it’s been a dream of mine to attend their 12 week cookery course. One day…
When I was a little girl, baking was one of my favorite hobbies. One of my favorite recipes was these Greek Yogurt Muffins. They were super simple to make and my mom always seemed to have the right ingredients in the house for them at all times. So whenever I knew she was having a bad day at work, I would make these for her after I got home from school to cheer her up. Even to this day, I still make these to cheer people up (myself included) and it works every time! The great thing about them is that they are pretty healthy for muffins since there are no eggs but include greek yogurt and almond milk. The fruit can easily be substituted for whatever you have around. I've used blueberries, apples, bananas, cranberries and they all hold up really well in this recipe. Be sure to watch the full instructional video at the end!
Have you ever made something so good that after you taste the finished product, it puts all other experiences you’ve previously had to shame? Enter the biscuits and gravy that I made yesterday. There’s been some leftover buttermilk in my fridge that needed to be used up and I’ve had a hankerin’ for biscuits and gravy for awhile now. Seems like a match made, no? Now, I love me a good biscuit but I’ve never really made a successful one before. They always seem to be too dense or crumbly, but while I was perusing Pinterest the other day I came across this recipe by The Chunky Chef. They were quite easy to make and came out fluffy, flaky and perfect! My husband along with our friend, Andy, were my guinea pigs for this endeavor and according to them, these were the best they have ever eaten! Pretty tall order considering they both travel across the country for a living and are eating out constantly. If you have about 15 minutes, I highly recommend you give them a try. You will not regret it! I mean, come on. How good do these look?????
Don’t you just love fall? Summer is great and all, but there’s just something about the cooler temperatures and the leaves changing that gets me all happy in my innards. I’m no longer finding excuses why I shouldn’t turn the oven on, but more of why I should! This past weekend, I had the pleasure of taking my niece and nephew apple picking at one of our local orchards. We had such a good time getting out in the crisp fall air and enjoying each other’s company. My nephew is 2 ½ and pretty easily entertained while my niece is 10 going on 25 so I was hoping that she wasn’t too cool for some good ol’ fashioned family time. Aren’t they adorable?
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I'm Bri! Lover of food, wine, and photography that is currently traveling with my professional bass fishing husband along with our cantankerous rottie, Kigen. When not traveling you can find me living the lake life off the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, MN. Pour a drink, pull up a chair and join me as I journey across the country documenting it all along the way!