Sourdough – Bread (75%)

Hello everyone, it’s Dave. It is my intention to provide sourdough bread recipes that are actually recipes. Each recipe will provide you a convenient link to the Sourdough Index (coming soon!) which has links to several educational and process related posts that don’t belong with the recipes. Each recipe will be named in a way that gives you a good sense of how it is made, because the process is essentially identical even with several variables all being changed. I made a table in my sourdough notebook that represents around 50 variations, but I’ve only made about 4 of them …

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Beans and Pasta Caesar Salad

It’s starting to feel like Spring with warmer temperatures and I’m craving salads. I still crave pizza and ice cream, but it’s all about moderation.  In the meantime, I’m going to take advantage of my salad obsession while it lasts.  I wanted a healthier Caesar salad, i.e. remove the buttery croutons (which is arguably the best part of a Caesar salad).  I replaced them with little pasta shells.  Pasta added to lettuce salad is surprisingly wonderful.  I don’t feel like I’m eating a “salad.”  Keep in mind that this is not a pasta salad though, it’s just got essence of …

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Chocolate Chip Black and White Cookies

February 22nd is my blog’s 7th anniversary! (Blogiversary?) Wow, just wow! 717 published posts and I’m still going. I seriously can’t believe it. In honor of such occasion, I’m sharing these fancy black and white cookies today. Every blogiversary post has something to do with chocolate so I’m continuing with the tradition. These are not just any ordinary black and white cookies. They are filled them with miniature chocolate chips. Excited? I know I am! The traditional black and white cookie originated from a NYC bakery and is an iconic cookie. These large cake-like cookies are coated with a thick …

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Fajita Chicken Bake

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.  Sorry, I had to go there. This chicken and rice dish is very easy and quick to put together.  All you need to do is chop up a few veggies, throw everything into a baking dish, and pop it in the oven.  I love one pan recipes because it means that I don’t have to wash a lot of dishes.  It’s the little victories. Not only is this an easy one pan wonder, it tastes really good.  The chicken and veggies are full of fajita flavors.  Think of traditional chicken fajitas, but instead of tortillas there’s …

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Spicy Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini

I’m really loving this idea of using zucchini strips like noodles. If you’ve never heard of zucchini strips, it’s when you use a mandolin or vegetable peeler on a zucchini and turn it into flat strips.  It’s awesome.  Perhaps I’m easily amused or maybe I missed out on the “zoodles” craze.  Either way, I want to make all the things with zucchini strips now.  Recently I made zucchini ravioli which was so delicious.  My husband liked it too but he felt it was lacking in meat.  While I do like meat, I’m completely content (and most often prefer) vegetarian dishes.  …

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