Easy Homemade Gifts: Gift of the Magi Bread

Growing up, one of my Mom’s holiday traditions was baking Gift of the Magi Bread. Her original, hand written recipe from the 70s is below. It is heavily spotted with all the batter we’ve made over the years which is just one more reason I love to pull it out of my recipe book and […]

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Lightly Lemony Zucchini Buttermilk Bread

Zucchini bread was always a favorite of mine in childhood. My parents kept a large garden in the backyard on our farm in Anderson County. In the late spring and summer the golden and green hued zucchini was abundant. Steamed zucchini with a little butter and herbs was a regular side dish at our family […]

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Hearty Irish Beer Bread

St. Patrick’s Day is made for bread with oats, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Guinness. I mean, really, don’t you think? You need something a little heavy to ground your belly amidst all the merriment, drinking and celebration. I have a solid Irish heritage that allows me to drink to my heart’s content, but it is […]

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Baby Buttermilk Biscuits

In the South, we know everything is better with a little buttermilk and biscuits are no exception. I made these miniature babies as an appetizer style biscuit to use with pimento cheese, apple butter and other spreads. You can use this same recipe for larger biscuits, but the small size allows for extra flaky texture […]

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Mild or Hot Buttermilk Cornbread

My friend recently made an amazing White Chili (whose recipe I will post soon), and I was in charge of bringing the cornbread for the dinner party. I made a Mild and Hot variety to suit everyone’s tastes. The base of this cornbread is slightly sweet and sets off the savory ingredients wonderfully. Be careful […]

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Whole Wheat Soda Biscuits

I finally did it! After 2 months of experimenting I finally made a delicious biscuit. I have struggled with biscuits for many years and never seemed to be able to get the right rise out of the biscuit. But finally after adjusting ingredients, kneading, rolling, watching every tutorial online imaginable and eating a few flat […]

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Buttermilk Corn Cakes

These tasty little corn cakes are yummy, buttery heaven. They make the perfect accompaniment to soups and beef dishes. I served mine with Beef Tips and Egg Noodles. You can cook these corn cakes in Olive Oil instead of Butter, but the salty crispiness of the buttery edges really makes these cakes perfect. Leftover corn […]

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Spinach Garlic Rollups

What makes it easier to eat healthy, leafy greens than a little cheese, dough, garlic and butter? Not much I’d say. These little savory rolls really hit the spot and are wonderful when served with pasta or salad, particularly a little Caprese (Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil) salad. This really is a simple dish with a […]

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Whole Grain Buttermilk Banana Bread

Warm banana bread with melting butter – is there anything more homey? The smell alone is enough to make your mouth water. I’ve been making this banana bread for over 10 years, and have made a number of modifications and additions during that time. It is a great recipe though I’m sure I’ll think of […]

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Lemon Blueberry Scones

These lemon blueberry scones are the perfect start to the morning, a great break for a refreshing mid-afternoon snack or a tasty after dinner dessert. They have a light, tangy kick and are perfect with a little butter, lemon curd or lavender blueberry jelly. I purchased a wonderful Lavender Blueberry Jelly from Scott County Lavender […]

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