Category Archives: Breads

How to Make Beer Bread: A Recipe to Warm your Heart from the Heart of America

By: Christy So, a month or two ago, I got a text from my mom that read something like this: “3 c flour, ½ c sugar, 1 beer–beer bread…grandma  mollie’s cookbook. Really good!” I followed with a text asking how … Continue reading

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How to Make Cheddar and Chive Biscuits: Confessions of a Recovering Book Snob

By: Melanie It’s true, of course, that Christy and I write YA and I do love to read in that genre, but I cannot lie: my heart belongs to the classics. From Dickens to Rand, Wilde to Gogol, and Austen … Continue reading

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How to make bagels: Let the Bagel Dough Spin

by Christy This post is inspired by Melanie’s ration day challenge (creating a delicious treat with few ingredients–and yes,  I hope Melanie’s dad will be proud). And, it’s also inspired by the text of our first post (How can we … Continue reading

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How to make cornbread: Your ration day survival plan

By: Melanie I am an experimental cook. Though my husband, Brian, will attempt enthusiasm, there is always an underlying look of fear on his face when I remark that I’m making some totally awesome meal that I thought of in … Continue reading

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How to Make Raisin Bran Muffins: The Importance of Eating “Quite Calmly”

By: Melanie One of my all-time favorite works of literature (and not coincidently, least favorite movies) has to Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Every time I reread the play, I notice another pun, hyperbole, or hilarious bit of … Continue reading

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How to Make Beer Flavored Soft Pretzels: A tribute to the virtues and vices of America’s favorite beverage

By: Melanie Is there anything more American than College football? Rooting on your alma mater with food, friends, and of course a few beers. Of course not! This made me consider what else, in this “melting pot” of a culture, … Continue reading

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How to make Italian Herb Bread: A call to action on behalf of neglected bread machines everywhere!

By: Melanie Keith Scribner, in his second novel, Miracle Girl, asks readers to think. To reconsider assumptions about faith, trust, materialism, ethics, and love. While these heavy themes may initially scare-off some readers, he develops his characters with such subtle … Continue reading

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How to Make Cornbread: Your ration day survival plan

By: Melanie I am an experimental cook. Though my husband, Brian, will attempt enthusiasm, there is always an underlying look of fear on his face when I remark that I’m making some totally awesome meal that I thought of in … Continue reading

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