Category Archives: Breads and Pancakes

Cinnamon Raisin Rolls

My mother made a lot of cinnamon raisin rolls. Most of the time, she would use her ordinary white bread dough. She made a double batch of bread twice a week when I was growing up, so she would take … Continue reading

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Hilda’s Never Fail Dumplings

Have you ever seen the bones in your toes wriggling inside your shoes? If you have, it was probably because your local shoe store had an X-Ray Shoe Fitter manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Shoe-fitting fluoroscopes, like the Internet, personal computers, … Continue reading

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Yogurt Bread

“I don’t feel so bad throwing something away after it has spoiled,” explained Grandma Krehbiel as she was putting small amounts of leftovers into the refrigerator. Not enough for even one child’s serving, perhaps a single tablespoon of gravy or … Continue reading

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Mennonite Waffles

Making waffles is a pretty straightforward business, assuming that you have a waffle iron and follow the recipe below. However, you should observe two common-sense rules when you make them. RULE #1: Don’t put your hand into a hot waffle … Continue reading

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Stovetop Naan

Have you ever heard of a naan burger? Naan is a leavened flatbread similar to pita bread that is a staple in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other parts of southern Asia. Put a plain hamburger between two pieces of naan, … Continue reading

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Susie’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

“I don’t even use a mixer with this one. Quick prep time!” says our niece Susie, and she is right. Making this cranberry pumpkin bread is fast and easy. With just a little bit of oil and generous amounts of … Continue reading

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Homestyle White Bread

Sometime early in the 1950’s, my father’s work week began ending at noon on Saturdays. For the first few years, we treasured those extra hours. In the summer we went fishing or berry picking on most of those Saturday afternoons. … Continue reading

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The Easiest Pancakes Ever

The 1930‘s was a tough time for just about everyone in the United States and in most of the industrialized world. It was the decade of the Great Depression. People had lost their savings and jobs, and many families literally … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Cracked Wheat Bread

Once upon a time there was a young woman named Jerri who lived in Kentucky. One day she decided to bake a bread that was different from the white bread she had been baking, so she went to the library … Continue reading

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Rye Buttermilk Pancakes

For the first time last summer, Jerri and I spent a week in San Francisco, California, toured some wineries in the Napa and Sonoma valleys and visited our friends Bob and Jody at their home in Ashland, Oregon. Bob and … Continue reading

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