homemade butter

I wasn’t ready for this post, because I didn’t even think it was going to make its way to Bread & With It. I thought making homemade butter would be really difficult. Boy was I wrong! Homemade butter is delicious, easy and just plain cool to make! Deborah at theRead More →

I am working hard this week to fit in enough recipes on Bread & With It to help you prepare for Thanksgiving. Luckily, this year I’m being treated to dinner at my sister’s house, so I won’t have to repeat this process again on Thursday! Other than making candied yams and Michael’sRead More →

Did you know that most cans of cranberry sauce from the grocery store are made from high fructose corn syrup? I don’t understand the need to put these chemicals in our bodies. I’ve seen the effects of it in my life, and it gets even more upsetting when I think about the majorityRead More →

roasted nuts

Many recipes have crossed my path that call for roasted nuts. The Smokey Cheese Ball is covered in roasted nuts and Nut Bread is a nutty must have! Roasting them strengthens the flavor by giving it a boost. We buy various nuts from the bulk bins at our local groceryRead More →

roasted pumpkin seeds

Hey guys! I hope you all had a safe and eventful holiday full of roasted pumpkin seeds and family time. This year for Halloween Michael and I decided to take the kids to a nearby neighborhood instead of our own. This particular neighborhood has developed a reputation for giving outRead More →

smokey cheese ball

I made a Smokey Cheese Ball! I really don’t think that I would have ever made one of these if it wasn’t for Bread & With It. Now… I’m ruined for life. When company comes over I will have to make a Smokey Cheese Ball in addition to everything else I haveRead More →

sweet pickles

If you are going to do anything today, eat sweet pickles and take the time to read this entry of The Captain’s Lady journal. This entry was incredibly touching to me especially when she describes the hidden discovery… oh I was touched. I won’t hold you longer… scroll down toRead 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 →

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 →

roasted garlic mustard

I was reflecting a lot on our times in Leavenworth, WA as I was making this Roasted Garlic Mustard recipe.  Leavenworth is a little Bavarian Village nestled away in Northern Washington. In the winter the buildings are covered in white twinkle lights and there are horse drawn sleigh rides through the snow coveredRead More →

barbecue sauce

I knew I wanted to create an original barbecue sauce for Bread & With It because barbecue season is upon us.   What is barbecue season without your family signature barbecue sauce?  It’s what defines you as a barbecue chef! We brought out our fairly nice charcoal barbecue that weRead More →

It completely blew me away when I learned that you can make your own colored sugar sprinkles for decorating treats. The more I inquire about doing things myself, the more amazed I am. My amazement must be a generational thing. I was born in the early 80’s and like everyoneRead More →

Apple Cider Vinegar is used in many recipes; salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and cocktails! Vinegar can also be used as a household cleaning product. It can be store bought, but you are likely to spend about $5 if you want it to be organic and raw (this providesRead More →

I absolutely hate getting caught without the ingredients I need to make, whatever it is I’m making. There was a day when we didn’t have the convenience of large super centers at every corner and families had to make due with what they had. I feel that knowing how toRead 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 been a long week.  Honestly, you just want to settle in with some homemade chocolate chip cookies a glass of milk and a movie.  What do you do?  You go into the kitchen gather your ingredients and guess what… no BROWN SUGAR! This extremely simple 2-step recipe will ensure that youRead More →

homemade ketchup

Summer time is quickly approaching and with it comes Barbecue Season!  Oh how my family LOVES to barbecue!  Your stomachs are soon to be full of hot dogs, cheeseburgers, ketchup and High Fructose Corn Syrup… {boo}! We have been purchasing brands that don’t contain High Fructose Corn Syrup for quiteRead More →