The Food Brie Cooked and Baked

A record of every food cooked or baked in my kitchen in 2010

Archive for the ‘bread’ Category

108. French bread pizza

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Recipe source: Rachael Ray magazine

Not your traditional red-sauce pizza, these pizzas have ham, Gruyere (or Swiss) and thyme on top of a honey mustard sauce. Pop them in the oven on a yummy slice of French bread, and you have a pretty good meal.

I served these with a salad and honey mustard dressing – the same salad in the recipe.


French bread pizza


mixed greens salad with honey mustard dressing


Written by louise914

December 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

90. banana bread

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Recipe source: Betty Crocker

Good, solid, respectable. Classic banana bread, the perfect solution to overripe bananas.

banana bread

banana bread

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September 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm

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58. baked ham sandwiches

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Recipe source: Taste of Home

A couple of weeks ago, I made up six of these sandwiches, wrapped them in foil and popped them in the freezer.

They make a really good, easy meal for those nights when you don’t have time or energy to cook.

The only drawback was that the buns came out of the oven slightly crispier than BP and I would have preferred. There was a little “crumb spray” happening with each bite.

However, overall, it’s a good sandwich to have ready when you need them.

baked ham sandwich

baked ham sandwich

Written by louise914

May 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm

44. slow cooker chicken and dumplings

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Recipe source:

Monday was one of those days when a quick, effortless meal was necessary.

It was the day after Easter, which meant BP and I got home late Sunday evening after a fun day with family, most of my cooking pots and pans needed washed, the countertop and sink both were full of dirty dishes, and I knew meal preparation time Monday evening was going to be short — real short. Plus, because I had so many dirty dishes facing me, I didn’t want to create a lot more work for myself by using more bowls/pots/pans/dishes than necessary.

This slow cooker meal was the perfect solution. Dump some chicken, onion, butter, soup and water in the slow cooker and turn it on. Get home from work, add some biscuits on top, come back an hour later and eat. That’s it.

If healthy eating is your only concern, this is not the meal for you. But if you’re willing to bend the rules occasionally in favor of something quick and easy, then check this out.

slow cooker chicken and dumplings

slow cooker chicken and dumplings

Written by louise914

April 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm

33. garlic-herb braid

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Recipe source: Simple & Delicious, January/February 2010

Beautiful and delicious was this bread. Seriously. I could have eaten the entire loaf all by myself. Good thing I had some help from friends.

Basil, dill weed, garlic and rosemary were all baked into this braid, and when it came out of the oven, it was all scrumptiously golden brown. After I brushed it with a little bit of melted butter, it was even better.

This was my first attempt ever at baking yeast bread, and it definitely was a success. It also was my first opportunity to use the dough hook on my KitchenAid stand mixer (Christmas gift from my dad – love it!).

garlic-herb braid

Written by louise914

March 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm

24. cheese souffle pudding

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Recipe source: my mom

My mom made this every Christmas morning that I can remember. It’s one of those dishes that is loaded with memories. And, it’s all kinds of bad for you, which means that it falls into the category of Brie’s Comfort Foods.

BP and I had a lot of bread and eggs to use up in the kitchen, and so BP requested that I make this recipe (even though it is breaking from the Christmas morning-only tradition). He helped me put the dish together this morning before work. He’s awesome like that.

cheese souffle pudding

Cheese Souffle Pudding

Butter 6 slices bread (crusts removed). Lay in greased baking dish.

Slice Velveeta and lay on top of bread.

Repeat, for a total of four layers.

Whisk together:

4 beaten eggs

2 heaping tsp. dry mustard

1/2 tsp. salt

2 1/2 c. milk

Pour mixture over bread and cheese. Let stand overnight in the refrigerator.

Bake 1 1/2 hours at 325. Cover with foil for the first hour, then remove the foil and let the top of souffle brown.

Written by louise914

February 11, 2010 at 7:39 pm

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17. low fat oatmeal banana bread

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Recipe source: Joy the Baker

Joy the Baker’s food photography is lovely, and everything on the blog looks delicious. I was perusing the blog on a day when I had overindulged in too many high-calorie items, and so this “low fat” recipe (paired with photos that make you want to eat the bread right off the page) practically jumped into my lap.

This loaf turned out nicely. BP went back for a second slice, and maybe even a third when I wasn’t looking. He’s sneaky like that.

BP's dessert - low fat oatmeal banana bread and Mona Vie. Looks like he's getting ready for communion, doesn't it?

Written by louise914

January 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm