Peach and strawberry jam for the weekend 

I found a great promotion in Walmart – a box of strawberries was just $1! I also had some frozen peaches in my fridge. So, I have decided to make some strawberry – peach jam for the weekend. The ingredients: 1 cup of strawberries 1 cup of peaches (I used frozen ones, but  fresh can be used…

Bread machine take on risotto

Bread maker is a wonderful device! For my next unexpected use of this machine I decided to try out risotto. To be more precise shrimp risotto. Unfortunately, my first obstacle was to find Arborio rice which is normally used for making risotto. So, instead I used some jasmine rice. Never the less, the result came out…

Beer bread!

While browsing through bread machine recipes I found one on beer bread. I was truly intrigued and decided to make it as well. So, beer bread: For ingredients I used: 1 cup of beer (make sure it is not cold!) 1 pack of active yeast 2 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp of brown sugar…

Whole wheat bread with sunflower seeds

I have started venturing out to flavored breads and for my first attempt I decided to bake bread with sunflower seeds. The idea behind it was that I had quite a lot sunflower seeds and really did not want to waste it. So, the ingredients: 1 cup of warm water 1 pack of active yeast…

Something different: mango jam!

I keep on experimenting with different types of jams. My next project was chunky mango jam. I bought mango in Walmart and still found it a bit expensive and not very tasteful. Still, I decided that it should be good enough for jam. The recipe is as always simple and straightforward: 2 cups of cut…

Blueberry jam for breakfast

It is not only bread that we have an excess of in our house, but jam as well. Thus, I am trying to use it in different ways. For breakfast I bought some cottage cheese and mixed it up with blueberry jam (see the link below of the recipe). I had this quite healthy breakfast with…

One more jam: blueberries

I bought some nice blueberries in Walmart a couple of days ago. So, I have decided that time has came to make blueberry jam. As always the recipe is extremely simple. 2 cups of blueberries 2 cups of white sugar 3 tbsp of pectin Used jam program on my bread machine. And two jars of…

Healthy whole wheat bread

  It is said that whole wheat bread is more healthy than the regular white one. I have decided to make a quick research on that and well this is what I found: The health benefits of wheat depend entirely on the form in which you eat it. These benefits will be few if you…

Sharing bread and jam

As you can imagine baking bread and making jam on a daily basis fills up cupboards and fridge quite quickly. Even though my Italian husband loves to eat, it is becoming quite challenging for our diets 🙂 So, I have decided to share some of my bread and jam with friends. Also, it is a…

Strawberry and pineapple jam

The next jam project was strawberry and pineapple jam. I wanted to use strawberries that were left from strawberry jam that I have made last week. Also, bought some pineapple from Costco ($2.99 a piece). Thus, the cost of this jam should have been lower. The ingredients: – 1 cup of cut strawberries – 1…