Pretzels
I homeschooled our children for a few years. Many of our lessons took place in the kitchen, of course. I found that I could combine math, reading and social studies into one lesson. Making pretzels was one such lesson that combined all those elements. I would often make my kids double or half a recipe. This made them practice their fractions.
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French Bread
French bread is characterized as a long, slender baguette with a thick, golden crust that crackles when squeezed. The inside is soft and springy. Delicious! It's made from simple ingredients. French bread can be difficult to replicate in a home kitchen, unless you have a pan that allows the air to circulate so that the crust can dry and crisp.  
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Pumpkin Bread
So, I have a confession to make. I am a late-night baker. Yep, I get a craving for something (usually something with chocolate) and I decide I have to make it right then. This always works out fine, until it is time to clean up. I've usually lost my energy by then and tend to leave the dishes until the morning. Always a bad move! No one wants to wake up to greasy, sticky pans. And, in my experience the longer you wait to wash them, the harder they are to clean.
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Sourdough Rolls
Ever fill up on the breadbasket before dinner? Yeah, these are that good! These sourdough rolls go well with just about any type of soup, they're so good, you can eat them all alone!   Sourdough Rolls Tools Needed
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Banana Bread
Ever notice how young kids won't eat a banana once it gets a few brown spots? It drives me crazy! I hate to see waste. So, as they say, "when life gives you spotted bananas, bake banana bread!"
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Baked French Toast
I love a recipe that you can prepare ahead of time and bake when your ready. This make ahead baked French toast recipe is just one of those recipes. This is one of my favorite go-to recipes for when I have overnight guests. It doesn't take long to bake, and smells delicious in the oven. Serve it with some fresh fruit and coffee. Absolutely perfect for any holiday morning.   
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Texas-Style Rolls
Soup season isn't over yet. These Texas-style rolls go great with your favorite soup, or they're so good they can be eaten alone.  
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Traditional Irish Soda Bread
There are A LOT of recipes out there for Traditional Irish Soda Bread! They are vastly different from one another. Some recipes add raisins, fruit or nuts, which results in something called a "Spotted Dog", not Soda Bread. Other recipes add eggs, sugar, cream and even whisky. These are cake recipes, not Soda Bread. By far the most confusing recipes for Irish Soda Bread add in yeast!
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Rustic French Bread
A rustic French bread that is slit to resemble an ear of wheat. Fougasse
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Pretzel Rolls
Stop making dull dinner rolls! These pretzel rolls are great with soup, salad and as a bun for a burger. They are chewy, soft and salty. Just like a pretzel. Pretzel Rolls Tools Needed
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