Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

* Affiliate links included. I recently purchased a new cookbook, and I am loving it!  Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day lives up to its title.  The bread is crusty on the outside and succulent on the inside, and it truly takes only 5 minutes to make! Co-authors Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have perfected a technique for making high-quality fresh bread which requires no kneading, yeast proofing or bread machines.  Their book begins with a couple of chapters {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Emily’s Favorite Banana Bread

Place several loaves in a beautifully decorated basket. Add small jars of jam, preservers, or Honey Butter (see recipe below), add a Christmas spreader knife, a Christmas tea towel, and various cocoas, teas, or flavored coffees. Great for those moms on the go! Heat over to 350 degrees and grease bottoms of 10 miniature loaf pans. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium), 1/2 {Read More}

About Laura Leathers

Laura is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry promoting Biblical Hospitality (www.teatimetreasures.net). Currently she is employed as an administrative assistant within a detention center—ministry in the marketplace. Laura received her Women's Ministry Certificate Advanced Degree from New Orleans Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence Seminars (Basic and Advanced) and CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speaker Services). Over the years she has served as a Bible teacher, conference speaker and a free-lance writer.

Oven Baked French Toast

Michelle Moore, December 2005 MMCW website 1 ( 8 oz ) French Toast bread, 6 eggs, 1 1/2 cups milks, 4 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon salt, ground cinnamon, powdered sugar. Spray 9 x 13 pan. Cut bread into 1-inch slices (10-16 slices). Arrange closely in a single layer. Beat eggs then whisk in milk, 3 tablespoons sugar, the vanilla, and salt. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate one hour or overnight. Sprinkle with cinnamon and one tablespoon {Read More}

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Vickey’s Baked Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast

Vickey Bechard, December 2005 MMCW website Filling: 1 package ( 8 oz) regular or low-fat softened cream cheese, 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, 1 cup thickly sliced strawberries. Bread & Batter: 1 loaf Italian bread–about 4 inches wide (I use Earthgrains–it’s precut), 4 large eggs, 1/2 cup regular or low-fat milk, 2 teaspoon vanilla. Strawberry Sauce: 2 cups plus 1 cup thickly sliced divided strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate. To make filling: In {Read More}

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Angel Biscuits

Dianna Walker 1 package dry yeast, 4 cups white flour, 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder (use 4 teaspoon baking powder with whole wheat flour), 2 cups buttermilk, 2 tablespoons lukewarm water, 1 teaspoons baking soda, 4 tablespoons granular sugar, 1 cup shortening, 1/2 teaspoon salt Dissolve yeast in lukewarm. Sift together dry ingredients; cut in shortening. Add yeast and buttermilk to dry mixture. Knead dough until it holds together; roll dough to 1/2 to 3/4 {Read More}

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Banana Nut Bread

Loi Palmer, December 2006 MMCW website 3/4 cup of softened butter, 1 ( 8 oz) package cream cheese, 2 cups sugar, 2 large eggs, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt,  1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 medium ones), 1 cup chopped toasted pecans, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Mini Pecan Muffins

Lori Palmer 1 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 cup plain flour, 2 eggs, 2/3 cup melted butter, 1 cup chopped pecans. Mix all ingredients together. Drop batter into greased mini muffin pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. About Loi PalmerLoi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women–Mom to {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Parmesan Roasted Bread

Loi Palmer 1 large loaf French Bread sliced diagonally (you can use any type of loaf bread), 1 stick softened butter, 1/2 cup Hellmans or Duke mayonnaise, 1/2 cup Parmesan grated cheese, 1 tablespoon parsley flakes, 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional). Heat oven to 450 degrees. Blend the softened butter and mayonnaise together. Add the Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes and garlic, blend well. Open up the bread and generously spread with the butter mixture. Place bread open face up on {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Garlic Bread

Loi Palmer, my sister Ruthie’s recipe 1 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup mayo, 1/ 2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 5 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1 large loaf French bread cut lengthwise. Combine ingredients and spread on bread halves. Put bread halves back together and cut into 2” slices.  Place bread on a cookie sheet – open-faced. Cook at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until slightly brown. About Loi PalmerLoi and her husband {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Sour Cream Butter Biscuits

Loi Palmer 2 cups self-rising flour, 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter, 1 cup sour cream. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease mini muffin pans. In a bowl use 2 knives to cut butter into the flour until they are thoroughly combined. Add the sour cream and stir with a fork until completely mixed. Place spoonfuls of the batter in the prepared muffin pans. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Makes about 3 dozen mini biscuits. About {Read More}

About Lori Lauth

Writer Lori Lauth is a stay-at-home mother of three children. She has been married 17 years. Before motherhood, Lori was a successful career woman. She mentors, teaches, and encourages ladies in her community.