Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Let's get things straight: I. Love. Bread.
It could be any kind of bread and honestly I would eat it. I'm that guilty person, at a restaurant, who is the first one to stick their hand in the bread basket the second it hits the table.

Baking bread is a skill that I desire to acquire (wow did that actually kind of rhyme?). I mean, I'm pretty solid in baking your standard sandwich bread, but everything else is a mystery to me right now (I really want to learn how to make a good ciabatta or a sourdough).

I decided that cinnamon raisin bread would be pretty easy to make, since its basically a sweeten sandwich bread with raisins.

I usually eat just this bread for breakfast, with butter or cream cheese, and I am all set.
Since I make this bread from scratch (without preservatives), it will get stale way faster than the bread you get at the store. What I do to solve this problem is after the first day, I throw it in the freezer and it's perfect whenever you feel like eating it! Just run a bread knife under warm water (this will help you cut the bread easier) and stick the slice(s) in the toaster.

My favorite part about making this is rolling up the dough after you sprinkle the cinnamon sugar. I love cutting the bread and seeing the unique pattern of swirls the cinnamon makes in the center. 

I got my recipe from Taste of Home: here


Snow Day Eatings

Monday, February 2, 2015




It's been snowing A TON here, which is good because I've been getting off of school a lot (yay for all day pj's!)

Since its been freezing, I decided to make a post about my favorite snow day foods.
Usually if I'm eating on a snow day, whatever it is i'm eating is warm and not really that healthy (to be completely honest).

/ / 1. Joy the Baker's Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Whenever I wake up gloriously from finding out we have a snow day, I ALWAYS make pancakes and I love Joy's twist on the original pancake.

If you ever been over to my Pinterest, you know how much I love my mac and cheese. 
Yummy ooey gooey cheesey mac and cheese is definitely an essential to me.

/ / 3. Jennifer's Creamy Tomato Soup 
I love a good, warm tomato soup, especially with a grilled cheese to dip it in.

/ /4. Minimalist Baker's Smores Hot Chocolate 
Well not very surprising here that hot chocolate made the list, but as soon as I saw this beautiful picture, I knew I had to make it.

Stay Warm!


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