Celebrating my patron saint!

One of my goals last month was to create a liturgical calendar for the first part of the year which included not only the usual seasons of Lent and Easter that we always celebrate, but also which Saints’ Days we would celebrate because they have special meaning to us. One of the first of those we got a chance to celebrate was my saint I chose at confirmation- St. Brigid. Continue reading


Baking #38: Bread Bowls!

It’s finally feeling like fall here in Phoenix. So it is finally time for soup weather! My husband has a theory that everything tastes better if it comes in it’s own edible container- ice cream and waffle cones/bowls, the Cozy Cones of deliciousness they sell at Cars Land in Disney’s California Adventure, and most especially soup in a bread bowl. Continue reading

Baking #25: Honey Oatmeal Bread

A short post is better than no post at all:
image1Well we survived the fist week of summer camp with baby in tow… and it’s been a great experience so far but a total whirlwind so I wanted this week’s baking project to be a little sweet but mostly full of sustenance to get us through another week! I’ve had this recipe pinned for years but until I started all these baking projects I was intimidated to try it with all the waiting time for the bread to rise etc. etc. I’ve been wanting to make this recipe all week but had no time until today and it was worth the wait!


This recipe made a HUGE loaf! and so pretty…


He ate his piece so fast I could barely get a picture of him trying it!

Definitely a recipe we will be trying again! The bread is fluffy but hearty and full of flavor. Having it with some melted butter was heavenly!!
We’re gearing up to head into week 2 of camp and I’m up early this morning finishing this blog post since in my quest to take better care of myself, I went and worked out last night instead of writing and editing. Will definitely be having some of this bread tomorrow as a mid-day snack!

Baking # 21 Rosemary Bread

OK, after a month of celebrations and sweet treats, it is time to get back to some more savory baking selections. My brain is a little fried from this week, so finding inspiration for this week’s project was back to tried and true Pinterest searches. After scrolling through a staggering number of sweet breads, I saw a pin for rosemary bread I knew it was the winner. (We were reminded recently how much our family loves rosemary when a friend brought us some rosemary flavored nuts and rosemary crackers and we were instantly wondering where they’d been our whole life!) Continue reading