No-Knead Sourdough Brioche

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My contribution to the progressive dinner is, of course, a bread recipe!  This recipe makes 3 large, rich, buttery loaves.  I love to braid the loaves for a festive appearance and sometimes sprinkle them with poppy or sesame seeds.  If you want to be even awesomer, you can make 2 double braided loaves. Continue reading

A Nourishing Progressive Dinner for the Holidays

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November 19 Appetizers will be served by Katie B. of Simply Food and Danielle of More Than Four Walls.

November 26 – Shannon of Growing Slower will be creating a delicious salad to share with us.

December 3 – What meal is complete without sides? You are in for a double treat with the dishes Jackie of LittleOwlChrunchyMomma and Virginia of George Town, MN are whipping up! 

December 10 – Chara of Stiching Hearts Together and I will be sharing two delightful homemade breads.

December 17 – Katie S. of Nourishing Simplicity will be sharing a main dish that has been a family favorite for years. 

December 24 – Pour yourself a couple of glasses of the festive beverages being served by Virginia of George Town, MN and Sherry of Nourishing Faith and Family.

December 31 Dessert will be served by Mare of Just Making Noise and Sara of Simple Life Abundant Life

Come back here each week for updated links to each host’s contribution. We also want you to join us in the holiday fun. How does a real food recipe exchange sound? Each host will have a link-up live on her post where you can share your favorite holiday courses or grab some new recipes to try! 

Check out all the link ups here



My First Pumpkin Fix of the Fall

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Well, the other day dawned overcast and in the 60’s.  It’s been mostly high 70’s & 80’s still in this part of the country, so the urge to bake was too strong to resist.  And since I still haven’t baked anything pumpkin, this afternoon I decided to come up with a recipe for pumpkin pound cake.  Now I know there are probably thousands of pumpkin recipes on the internet, but I like to play in the kitchen.  It’s what I do.  So that’s what I did.  And I have to say that this is going to be a hit with my friends and family!  Continue reading