apple fritters

I pre-made these delicious apple fritters before me and the kids headed for the coast. We have had such a blast these last four days but today is the day we come home. I’m glad too because today is… Michael’s birthday! It’s also me and the kids’ last day at theRead More →

apple pie shells

I am at home enjoying these freshly made delicious apple pie patty shells… ah… I can’t do it. I’m not at home. The last few posts I’ve told you about the Iowa Hutchinson’s and how they are visiting these last two-weeks. We have had such a blast with all kinds of funRead More →

apple dumpling

Hey guys! This is my first attempt at apple dumplings. We can thank The Captain’s Lady for that! I’ve never heard of apple dumplings before. I had to do some research to get more detail about how they are made. They look like pastry baseballs, but they taste like aRead More →

orange souffle

Orange souffle is another brilliant recipe from The Captain’s Lady. Until the discovery of her journal entries and recipes from the 1800’s, I don’t think I would have ever made souffle. To be honest with you, I have never had souffle let alone orange souffle. I can’t recall the last timeRead More →

sour milk doughnuts

Hello! The Captain’s Lady has done it again! Sour milk doughnuts are absolutely wonderful! Making them yourself means you can shape them however you want and be creative with toppings. I have tried to make doughnuts in the past with no luck. They either need to rise or need soRead More →

lemon pie

I have definitely earned this lemon pie! I put a lot of work into this one because this journal entry from The Captain’s Lady is so touching I had to get the recipe just right! This is after-all… the Captain’s favorite. The recipe, originating from the 1800’s, is fairly vagueRead More →

puff paste

This is THE absolute best puff paste recipe ever! I searched high and low for this to go with The Captain’s Lady Lemon Pie and because it was so good I knew I had to make a separate post for it! I will be referencing this with many up andRead More →

blueberry cake

Independence day is tomorrow and I made blueberry cake! Every year my mom, dad and uncles come to our house to celebrate. Michael and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen whipping up homemade mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard for the burgers. I will be picking up corn today, yesRead More →

gourmet marshmallows

The sun is shining and summer is here! We have tossed open the windows to welcome summer with all her bright warm glory! I am in the living room listening to the hum of fans pushing the cool summer morning air through the halls. I have about an hour to enjoyRead More →

english plum cake

I found this beautiful English Plum Cake recipe in The Captain’s Lady Cookbook – Personal Journal Volume II. In the 1980’s Barbara Dalia Jasmin found original handwritten manuscripts on pages of faded copperplate written in the late 1800’s and compiled them into this book. They are the journal entries and personal recipes ofRead More →

Orange Candy Straws

What a great week of eating Candied Orange Peels and working hard on the Bread & With It website! I am working on arranging a pretty awesome giveaway from a local small businesses who makes handmade products. I am really not interested in having obnoxious giveaways… my goal is to giveRead More →

Florida Sun Oatmeal Cookies

I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to get some delicious cookies on the blog here and it must have sparked a memory inside him.  His eyes grew big and with a smile said “I know the perfect recipe”. My husband was born and raised in Florida and traveledRead More →

Fresh homemade whipped cream is divine on any treat. I am usually unable to restrain myself from dipping my fingers in for a taste. I can only imagine how delicious Great Grandma Hutchinson’s homemade whipped cream was. Living on a diary farm they had milk as fresh as it gets.Read More →

It’s going to be a gorgeous day today!  I was told we can expect temperatures in the 80’s here in Washington.  In the Northwest when the sun comes out… take advantage of it! What I like to do on nice days like today is make my family Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake.  WeRead More →