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Irish Oatmeal Soda Bread

Irish Oatmeal Soda Bread ~ an authentic Irish quick bread made even more delicious with oat flour!

Irish Oatmeal Soda Bread ~ I’ve made this authentic Irish quick bread even more delicious with the addition of oat flour…you won’t find an easier, or more tasty quick bread anywhere ~ it’s ready in under an hour! Soda bread, or bread made without yeast, and leavened with baking soda and buttermilk, has been made on a daily basis by the Irish for generations.  This bread has a unique texture and a charming simplicity.  Maybe you fist encounter it when…

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Muesli Toasting Bread

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Some bread is just meant to be toasted. Like this chunky fruit and nut Muesli Toasting Bread. When the thick biscotti shaped slices hit the hot coils the nuts begin to toast and turn fragrant, the bits of fruit get all jammy, and the smell of fresh baked yeast bread fills the kitchen. I think you’re going to be very happy you stopped by today.  This Muesli Toasting Bread is to die for.  I loved it so much I made…

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Snowflake Pita Chips

Festive and healthy Snowflake Pita Chips for all your holiday appetizers! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Homemade Snowflake Pita Chips are a fun and festive way to add a little pizazz to your appetizers this season ~ they’re so cute, and they’re baked, not fried, so they’re healthy too! This project is a delicious little bit of whimsy for the holidays ~ and if you ask me, it’s the little extras like this that make this season so magical.  I mean, sure, you could just serve regular chips with your guacamole or hummus, but with a…

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How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs

How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs quickly and easily from any type of bread ~ fresh or dry, seasoned or unseasoned, whole grain, gluten free, even from crackers.  I’ll show you how to make them from scratch in minutes without all those preservatives and artificial ingredients…homemade bread crumbs are healthy, delicious, and frugal, too! save the recipe! Stop yourself next time you’re about to pitch a stale half-baguette, some forgotten English muffins, or the last few slices of a whole…

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Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Bread

Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Bread is the perfect appetizer package….everybody’s favorite garlicky, cheesy dip all hot and bubbly and ready-stuffed into a crunchy baguette.  Slice it up and watch it disappear. It’s unanimous in our family, spinach artichoke dip is the king of appetizers.  Mention it late in the afternoon and you’ll hear all sorts of grunts, groans, and slurping noises…it isn’t pretty.  Spinach artichoke dip calls up some decidedly primitive instincts.…

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Hatch Green Chile Cornbread

Hatch Green Chile Cornbread ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Hatch peppers reign supreme in the chile world, so make the most of them with this tender, moist Hatch Green Chile Cornbread — it’s an irresistible combination of sweet and heat! It’s hard to call this Hatch Green Chile Cornbread a side dish because it’s going to hog center stage no matter what you serve it with.  It’s got a wonderful crumb, a hint of sweetness from brown sugar, and all kinds of smokey heat from those roasted Hatch chiles.  …

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‘Everything’ Croutons

'Everythinng' Croutons are full of big flavor and crunch! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Everything Croutons will take your salad from bunny food to bodacious with their big bold crunch and outrageous flavor.  Everybody loves everything! ‘Everything’ is one of those flavor combinations that just works.  It’s so zesty it’s hard to resist.  You’ve probably seen it on bagels, but did you know you can use this wonderful spice mix lots of other ways, too?  I keep a batch in the spice cabinet for doctoring up everything (no pun intended) from rolls and focaccia…

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Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread

This quick and easy Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread is grain, sugar, and dairy free.  It’s also amazingly versatile, and fabulous toasted! This paleo fruit and nut bread is an amazingly nutrient rich food, made with a base of almond meal, mashed banana, a couple of eggs and a touch of coconut oil — the rest is a boatload of chopped dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.  And guess what?  It’s really good!  The whole family loved this one.  Keep in…

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