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Make a Poolish Mixture For Perfectly Easy Sourdough Bread

If you struggle with getting your sourdough bread to rise, my not-so-secret weapon will help you make the perfect loaf every time.

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Pizza With Tasty Sourdough Makes an Easy Artisan Crust

This pizza dough recipe is delicious and just in time for National Pizza Day.

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These Tempting Pralines Are Better Than Any Restaurant Serves

Once you’ve had these, you’ll never buy them again. My mother had several recipes that she only made at the holidays. She made divinity, a date log, gingerbread houses and pralines. We rarely ate out, but when we did, it was often Mexican food. At the checkout counter, these restaurants always sold pralines that disappointed […]

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Easy Sourdough Kolaches with Your Favorite Fillings

This sourdough adaptation is delicious. I love kolaches. Anytime we drive by The Czech Stop in West, Texas on a road trip to Austin or San Antonio, we must stop to get them. We buy a box to snack on in the car and one to eat later. On the return trip home, we have […]

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Delicious Mini-Apple Pie in a Sourdough Crust

Apples, not spices or sugar, are the star in this pie! My grandma lived with my family as I grew up. She taught me to bake apple pies and other lovely desserts. I still cherish those times working in the garden and kitchen with her, taking walks through the woods and wandering down long country […]

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Quick and Easy Lemon Jell-O® Sourdough Cake

When life gives you lemons, make this moist, tangy cake. When I was a little girl, I loved lemons. I’d eat them by themselves, in hot tea, in iced tea, and in pie. I couldn’t wait until summertime to wow the neighbor kids with my ability to not make a sour face when I sucked […]

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Easy Sourdough Chocolate-Chip Cookies and Happy Kids

A recipe for making joy filled memories. When I was a kid, my mother handed me her giant cookbook ‘bible’ opened to a page where she had written down a “Thumbprint Cookie” recipe. I made this recipe many times because I enjoyed my success in measuring, mixing, and baking these cookies. As a teen, I […]

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Unique Coconut-Oatmeal Cookies Using Sourdough Discard

So much better than store-bought. I hated store-bought oatmeal cookies when I was young. They were so dry I feared breaking a tooth. They were also flavorless or overpowered by sweetness and spice. Fortunately for me, my mom had the best recipe ever, shared with her by a long-time family friend. It makes cookies that […]

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Best Easy Meatloaf Ever

A versatile meatloaf you’ll love. When I was growing up, my mother made meatloaf at least once a week. Since that was one of her seven standard menu choices, I soon grew tired of it. She made it the same way every time, and it was boring. Consequently, I almost never made meatloaf for my […]

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Cinnamon Rolls Using Sourdough Discard — or Not!

Make these delicious sourdough discard cinnamon rolls, or use my non-sourdough alternative I am fascinated by sourdough and using sourdough discard in recipes. I’ve developed a whole list of dishes that use it just so the discard isn’t wasted. I first developed a recipe for biscuits. It was such a success that I was inspired […]