Quick Breads

Confession #113: Skimping isn’t my style… Peanut Butter and Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

February 28, 2013
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Go big or go home. Are you on board with that? Because that’s what we’re doing here today – going BIG. You better believe that if I’m going to swirl peanut butter and nutella into my banana bread, I’m gonna do it with gusto. No skimping on the peanut butter and definitely no skimping on the nutella. […]

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Confession #91: I drive myself crazy… Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Bread

October 31, 2012
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Do you know what happens when you have some sort of a crazy, type-A personality like I do? You get something on your mind, and you literally can’t. stop. thinking. about it. Not until it’s resolved, or over with, or whatever the issue may be. I know I’m not the only one out there who […]

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Confession #79: There’s a Reason Behind Every Recipe… Vanilla Pound Cake

August 13, 2012
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Every time I step into the kitchen, pull out ingredients, and start creating something new, there’s a reason for it. Some of the reasons are always the same: I like being in the kitchen, I love trying out new recipes, and my kitchen time is just “my time”. But there’s always a specific reason behind […]

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Confession #67: Addicted to candied walnuts, seeking help… Apricot and Candied Walnut Bread

June 4, 2012
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Our first batch of apricots just ripened a couple weeks ago, which meant that a lot of apricots needed to be consumed quickly, as they seem to go from barely ripe to overly ripe in the blink of an eye. Needless to say, we’ve been blending apricots in our smoothies, chopping them up for salad, […]

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Confession #56:I’m part Irish and part Crazy…Irish Wheaten Soda Bread

March 16, 2012
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Yes; I am indeed Irish, and also a bit crazy. Although there are probably quite a few reasons that I’m crazy, the current reason is that I spent a couple hours trying to decide what to make for St. Patrick’s day, and I ended up going with my first idea, a recipe I saw about […]

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Confession #46: I have a family of monkeys… Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

January 12, 2012
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My family goes through bananas like they’re going out of style… I kid you not. Maybe you’ve seen people at the grocery store who have 3 huge bunches of bananas in their cart, one at each phase of ripeness from overwhelmingly green to perfectly yellow? Yup, that’s us. So, you’d think that with so many […]

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Confession #23: I Love… BEER BREAD!

September 25, 2011
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Beer bread is my go-to bread recipe whenever we’re out of dinner bread and I only have an hour to make something. It’s basically the only quick bread I know of that works for dinner. The first time I tried beer bread was many years ago when we were given a mix for it, and […]

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Confession #18: I’m determined… Fig and Walnut Bread

September 2, 2011
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When I think of something I want to do, I’m determined to do it. A few weeks ago, when I made a royal mess of a fig bread that turned out to be a waste, I was determined that I would try again and succeed. This is me trying again and being successful :) With […]

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Confession #13: I’ve had a baking “experiment” gone bad… Coffee and Fig Bread {dairy-free}

August 15, 2011
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Every once in a while, I’m reminded that baking really is a science, when something goes wrong and things just don’t turn out as planned. This happened to me recently with a quick bread I tried to make with some pureed figs. Unfortunatley, I forgot to pay attention to just how many cups of fig […]

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Confession #11: When life gives me zucchinis, I make… Chocolate Zucchini Bread {Dairy-Free}

August 8, 2011
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If you or anyone you know has a garden, I’m sure you know what it’s like to have a heap of fruits or vegetables coming in every day, waiting to be eaten. The thing is, you usually can’t eat them all the normal way, especially when your garden is sprouting monster zucchini. In this case […]

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