Archive for the ‘Breads’ Category

April 26: National Pretzel Day

April 26, 2011

National Pretzel Day celebrates pretzels of all shapes and sizes.

How do you like your pretzel? Thick or thin? Straight or twisted? Crisp and crunchy, or soft? Salted, unsalted, mustard flavored, perhaps? There’s no shortage of types of pretzels. If you are having trouble deciding which ones, we suggest you mix a bunch of different types of pretzels in a big bowl, and grab a handful, or two, or three, or…..

Did you know? Pretzels are believed to be the world’s oldest snack. Pretzels date back to 610AD in Southern France. Monks baked thin strips of dough into the shape of a child’s arms folded in prayer. Add a little salt, and Voila! …the pretzel industry was born.

Do you know how to celebrate National Pretzel Day? We thought so!

April 25: National Zucchini Bread Day

April 25, 2011

Zucchini bread is delicious type of quick bread that is sweet and moist. The primary ingredient in zucchini bread is of course zucchinis, but many other ingredients can also be added. Many people like to add dried cranberries, orange zest, or cinnamon to make the bread spicy. Many chefs agree that zucchini bread is a great recipe for beginner cooks because it is so easy to make.

Did you know that zucchini is actually just a small summer squash? They’re usually yellow or light green in color and are shaped like a cucumber.

In addition to being used to make zucchini bread, zucchini is great when grilled or incorporated into stir-fry dishes. You can steam it, fry it, bread it, or grill it. Any way you cook zucchini, it’s healthy and delicious!

Enjoy a slice of zucchini bread today in honor of National Zucchini Bread Day! here is my recipe

https://sacchef.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/spiced-carrot-zucchini-bread/

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

August 29, 2010

The days that I have extra time for baking are few and far between. That’s why this extra-quick bread is perfect. You and your family will love the ease of preparation and the delicious flavor.

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National Zucchini Bread Day

April 24, 2010

Who would have thought that the lowly zucchini would have its own own special day? This April 24th will be National Zucchini Bread Day. The tradition is to bake 2 zucchini breads: one for your family and one to give to a friend. If you grated and froze last year’s zucchini harvest, you’re on your way to making these delicious loaves of bread. If not, plan a small zucchini garden and get ready to celebrate

National Zucchini Bread Day is a day to enjoy Zucchini bread. In researching this day, we first asked ourselves “why hold this day in the spring, when this prolific garden squash in not in great supply?” The answer quickly dawned on us….they hold this at a time when you are not sick of all that zucchini.

In the summer months, the prolific zucchini plant produces more fruit than gardeners can use. As summer progresses, everyone becomes sick and tired of the eating zucchini. But, the harvest goes on, day after day, after day. By mid summer, gardeners are resorting to all sorts of tricks to get rid of the mountains of fruit produced in their gardens. Some even stealthily leave zucchini on neighbors’ door step in the middle of the night.

So here you are in the month of April. Zucchini finds its way in small supply to grocery stores in your area. Now, you’ve got the urge for zucchini bread. Hence, the creation of this day in April!

Call me for a catered lunch at your office

April 11, 2010

I can be your office lunch guy..

Just call me and i can bring a simple lunch or more to your office or special event. FREE DELIVERY

Standard lunch = only $6.75 per person

  • Mini crescent sandwiches ( Ham/Turkey & cheese)
  • Bag of chips
  • Bottled Water
  • Dessert ( Assorted Fruit or Coffee Cake)

Additional $0.25 charge per person for Paper Goods

Call me at  916-879-4611 to schedule a catering order for your meeting

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POWDERED SUGAR GLAZE

April 9, 2010

Make this icing glaze for your cakes, cookies, breads and gingerbread houses.

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Stuffing and Dressing Cooking Tips and Hints

November 4, 2009

Kitchen Tip of the Day

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Whether your family calls it stuffing or dressing, most likely the first thing that comes to mind is Thanksgiving. However, stuffing is not just for holidays and not just for poultry. Many varieties of seafood and vegetables are also prime candidates for stuffing.

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