Made From Scratch Biscuits

Yankee Bread Maker to Southern Biscuits I was born a Yankee, and where I come from, bread is more of a specialty than biscuits. Then I married a Yankee-became-southern-after-a-move-man, and we raised our kids in southern Virginia – where hand-squished biscuits are often served all three meals of the day. Only problem was, I didn’t know a thing about making this kind of biscuits.  If I can learn, so can you! Where I got this … Read more

White Bread or Dinner Roll Recipe

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Another bread recipe When you’re in the mood for a new white bread recipe, you ask your sisters. At least that’s what I did. Loretta does not remember where she got this recipe, but she has adapted it for her use. We had to estimate on the amount of flour because our mother’s daughters just dump flour in until it’s right. I made this same white bread recipe but forgot to count the cups of flour … Read more

Easy Homemade Cornbread

Cornbread Cornbread is best when served fresh out of the oven – especially when it’s baked in a cast iron skillet!  You can bake it in any pan, but there’s something about the taste when it’s baked in cast iron that is just plain down-home country. I got this recipe from my friend Bertha Showalter years ago when we had dinner in their home. My kids devoured her cornbread and begged for seconds. Little wonder … Read more

Easy, Best Blueberry Muffins

  Sharing blueberries Blueberry muffins are the best. This blueberry muffin recipe was first shared on this blog on October 12, 2015. I’m sharing it again because it’s so good – and because I’ve been making it a lot recently. I searched high and low for a good, easy blueberry muffin recipe. I found this one and changed it to fit the size of our family. They love it, and so do I. I like … Read more

How to Make Homemade Bread Without a Mixer

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Homemade bread without a mixer. This blog on how to make homemade bread without a mixer was first posted December 27, 2017. It has had many hits in the past two and a half years. But in the last two months, it has skyrocketed. Folks who don’t have a stand mixer are trying their hand at making bread – due to COVID 19. I’m re-posting this blog to help those searching for ways to make … Read more