Baking 101: Understanding Baking Soda and Baking Powder

Ever wondered about the difference between baking soda and baking powder? I certainly have. I've also wondered why some recipes request just one of these ingredients, while others require both. And now, thanks to the experts at Google University, I finally have some answers. Read more »

Herbed Cottage Cheese Biscuits

These are perfectly perfumed and absolutely scrumptious. Don't make me beg you to try them! Read more »

Crusty Sourdough Boule!

I can't play the violin. I can't dance like Justin Bieber. But I can produce a fantastic sourdough boule! By "fantastic," I mean a boule that boasts a crackling-crisp crust, a soft, chewy interior, and a tart, tangy flavor. Watch me make this blissful bliss: Read more »

Sourdough Sandwich Loaf

Ah, sourdough bread. I love the tangy taste, the firm crust, and the soft, chewy interior. It's the oldest leavened bread in the world, and it's remarkably simple to make. Read more »

Sourdough Pancakes!

I probably love these pancakes more than I should. They are slightly tangy, slightly bread-y, and screamingly delicious. They are also easy to digest, since the flour in the batter is completely fermented. Ready for a new taste-sensation? Make these cakes for breakfast! Read more »

How I Make Sourdough Starter

Wanna take a walk on the wild side? Then join me in the kitchen today, because I'd like to show you how to make your own sourdough starter. Read more »

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

I LOVE IRISH SODA BREAD. It's fast. It's easy. Make it with coarsely-ground whole wheat (or "graham") flour and a little brown sugar, as I do, and you'll find it's magically delicious. Read more »