Recipes for yeast or quick breads

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

July 24, 2014
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins | Magnolia Days

Simple, comfort, home, quiet, calm, and chocolate – these are words I had most on my mind. The past months have been exciting, challenging, complex, and filled with highs and lows. There isn’t a single minute of it I would take back. I only wish there had been more minutes of the day to get […]

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Citrus Pecan Quick Bread for #TwelveLoaves

July 1, 2014
Citrus Pecan Quick Bread | Magnolia Days

Exiting onto the turnpike was always a relief. It meant the long car journey was almost over. We were on the final stretch to our destination. Giant billboards are lined up one after another on both sides of the road. Each one is selling the message of fun in the sun: “Stay Here”, “Play Here”, […]

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Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls for #TwelveLoaves

June 3, 2014
Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls | Magnolia Days

The dough was rising in a warm spot in the kitchen. Or I thought it was. I went to check on it after 45 minutes and it was exactly the same size as it was after kneading. Everything had been done according to the recipe. Quantities were correct and a thermometer was used to verify […]

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Sausage, Onion, and Cheese Muffins for #TwelveLoaves

May 6, 2014
Sausage, Onion and Cheese Muffins | Magnolia Days

A tear rolled down my face. It was followed by another and soon it was hard to see. Walking away was the only option. Was my heart broken? No. Did I just receive some terrible news? Nope. It was the darn onions. Chopping them released that eye-burning chemical. I had forgotten to light a candle […]

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Orange Biscuits for #TwelveLoaves

April 1, 2014
Orange Biscuits | Magnolia Days

Flour, fat, and liquid are the only three things needed for a batch of fluffy biscuits. Well, that is when the flour is self-rising. Scoop out flour into a bowl, cut in the fat, and bind it together with liquid. Cut or shape then bake. It’s as easy as it sounds. The problem to share […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

March 25, 2014
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quick Bread | Magnolia Days

People can be very passionate about food. So passionate, they will seek out like-minded cohorts to celebrate their favorites. Groups form and the next thing you know a declaration is made. One such group has declared March 25 as Chocolate Peanut Butter Day. Over 30 bloggers including myself came together for an event hosted by […]

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Strawberry Almond Quick Bread for #TwelveLoaves

March 4, 2014
Strawberry Almond Quick Bread | Magnolia Days

The first hint of growth comes early in the year. Small green plants begin sending out runners. White flowers burst open and invite bees to visit. Petals fade and are replaced with tiny green berries. They grow with the help of sunshine, water, and soil. Soon those berries transform to bright red. The right conditions […]

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Buttermilk Chocolate Quick Bread for #TwelveLoaves

February 4, 2014
Buttermilk Chocolate Quick Bread | Magnolia Days

‘Tis the season for chocolate. Which season? All of them; winter, spring, summer, and fall. Then there are the special times on top; Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Valentine’s Day. We can’t forget about the other ones too, like times of joy or stress. Just about any day can bring on a chocolate emergency. Stocking […]

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Sour Cream Drop Biscuits for #TwelveLoaves

January 1, 2014
Sour Cream Drop Biscuits | Magnolia Days

Simplicity can be a great goal. Achieving it has its own complexities. Weeding through intricate aspects to find the very basics is difficult. What to remove and what to keep? It is a dilemma faced with many as they seek balance in a complicated and busy life. Contemplating the effects of removing familiar and seemingly […]

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Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread for #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013

December 8, 2013
Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread

The to-do list is getting a little crazy. An already tight schedule gets even tighter in the holiday season. Decorating, shopping, wrapping, traveling, and entertaining are all thrown into the mix. Postponing any of it is not an option. A Christmas party in February is not the same. How to get through it is to […]

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