Category Archives: Bread, Biscuits, Muffins & Rolls

Bing Cherry Jam

My recipe below for Bing cherry jam bursts with a full fruity flavor that captures the sweetness of summer cherries. Its pleasing hint of almond, cloves and cinnamon makes it nothing less than spectacular. When placed on the pantry shelf, … Continue reading

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Light Pumpernickel Rye Bread

Light Pumpernickel Rye Bread was a treat at our house back in the 70s. The kids waited not so patiently for the bread to cool enough to slice. In the wintertime, real softened butter was at the ready to slather … Continue reading

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Cupid Made Me Do It” Heart Smart Oat Muffins

Heart Smart Oat Muffins 1/2 cup raisins or currents 1/2 cup water 1-3/4 cups oat bran 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour 1/4 cup wheat bran 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ 1/4 cup brown sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 … Continue reading

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Cupid Made Me Do It

Cupid Made Me Do It is a story I wrote back in 2002 just after my husband, Ed, had triple by-pass surgery. That’s been a lot of years ago and I’m pleased to say his health couldn’t be better, something … Continue reading

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Chocolate Applesauce Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Some of my back-to-school memories are from my own school days but most come from putting my children on the bus after their summer holiday. Back in the day, my kids took their lunches to school, which for a conscientious … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – February 20, 2013

Peggy asked: I am wondering what is the difference between white and yellow cornmeal? Why do Southerners prefer white cornmeal in their cornbread and the yellow as feed for animals? Is it just preferred taste? What is the nutritional value … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – November 20, 2012

Alli asked: Any suggestions for softening and dissolving yeast when making yeast breads? Sometimes mine seems dead, even though the package shows it has not expired. My answer: Make sure your water or milk is at 110°F. or less; just … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – October 18, 2012

Lea’s question: When you make French bread, do you have a secret for getting the crust shiny, hard and crispy? My answer: There really is no secret. For shiny, crispy bread: Place the bread in a pan or on a … Continue reading

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Mom’s Fabulous Dinner Rolls

There isn’t a dinner roll on the planet better than Mom’s Fabulous Dinner Rolls! These sweet, old-fashioned pull-apart rolls are a challenge if you’re not proficient with yeast breads, but once perfected they’ll become your signature contribution to every special … Continue reading

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