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Changing Seasons

I, like many of you I'm sure, have been eagerly awaiting cooler weather; fall weather.  Apple picking, cookie baking, leaf raking, see your breath in the air weather.  Hot cider, sweaters and soup!  I want to step outside and NOT immediately start sweating.  So although the fall equinox came and went...late September and early October were still too hot for my taste.  It seems to have finally passed.  I love crisp, fall days  when I can crank up the oven, get some dough rising while I prep soup.  Once  the bread is baking, I can mix up cookies to pop into the hot oven when the bread comes out.  A toasty and yummy 3 course meal: bread, soup and cookies!

Wahoo Woods Overhead Fall Leaves Two Wahoo Woods Trail

 

Bread... 

bread alone

Bread Alone by Daniel Rodriguez

If you are a serious bread connoisseur, this book is a must read.  The author travelled widely to track down traditional methods for making the most authentic breads.  He discusses, in detail, techniques and methods to make baking your own bread easy. Ever wonder what the heck a "poolish" is?  It's the fancy name to the secret of perfect no-knead loaf. 

bread & butter

Bread & Butter by Erin McKenna

Do you have allergies to Wheat or Dairy?  Avoid gluten but still long to satisfy that bread craving? Have dreams of a universe where you can  spread creamy goodness on hot baked goods without getting a tummy-ache?  Wait no longer, Erin Mckenna has perfected recipies to satisfy those cravings.  With a recipe index two pages long, you are sure to find yourself planning a feast.

Hot Bread Kitchen

The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook by  Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez

Everyone bakes bread... This book truly will take you around the world.  Hot Bread Kitchen is a NY bakery that employs and empowers immigrant women, resulting in truly fantastic and globally diverse products.  Now you can try your hand at home replicating their highly regarded breads.

Bread Illustrated

Bread Illustrated from America's Test Kitchen

If you are a visual learner, this is the Bread Cookbook for you.  Step by step photos and recipes are arranged in order from simplest to more complex.  If you are new to bread baking, this book will help launch you on to becoming a more confident baker.

Soups On!

Soup & Bread Cookbook

by  Beatrice Ojakangas


the Soup and Bread Cookbook

Real Stew

 

by Clifford A. Wright


Real Stew

Soup

 

by Anne-Catherine Bley


Soup

Soup Glorious Soup

by Annie Bell


soup glorious soup

Slendid Soups

 

by James Peterson


splendid soups

 

Soup ClubAnd if you like making soups but don't have a small army to feed at home, you can start up a soup club with friends.  Have you ever made a big pot of delicous soup, only to be sick of it after eating it 5 days in a row? Get together with some friends to swap your favorite soup and the recipes. This is such a fun idea.  

 

Cookies

Milk & Cookies

 

by  Tina Caseceli


Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli

Cookie Love 

 

by Mindy Segal


Cookie Love by Minday Segal

Decorating Cookies

by Bridget Edwards


Decorating Cookies by Bridget Edwards

The Perfect Cookie

by America's Test Kitchen
The Perfect Cookie by Americas Test Kitchen

Christmas Cookies

by Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookies