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Christmas Baking Planning

Posted by Hallee on Dec 3, 2013 in Hallee's Galley, Holiday fare

I have a confession to make: I barely baked last Christmas at all. I did gifts for Scott’s teacher, and that’s about it.
This year, my intention is to do my mammoth baking that I’ve enjoyed in the past. I want to make cookies and candies and breads and just have a blast doing it. But, to incorporate something like that into my schedule, it takes some planning and some time. With just three weeks until Christmas, and only two full weeks of school left, it’s time to get to planning!
I love giving my friends delicious homemade treats as a Christmas gift. I used to do it while I worked full time, and would spend and entire Saturday and most of a Sunday baking and cooking and cleaning and mixing. Over the years, I’ve learned how to space the work out so that it’s not so frantic and exhausting.

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Peachy Overnight French Toast

Posted by Hallee on Dec 22, 2011 in Blog Stuff, Breakfast, Hallee's Galley, Recipes

I made this to take to church for breakfast for my Sunday School class. It was really good, and required no syrup for serving. I made it the evening before, popped it into the oven 30 minutes before we had to leave for church, and was able to serve it still warm to my class. I did not take any pictures of the process and I apologize for that. But, the recipe was too good not to share.

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Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Posted by Hallee on Feb 10, 2011 in Hallee's Galley, Recipes, Soups

Kaylee ate a broccoli cheese soup in a bread bowl at Panera Bread one time and then proceeded to beg and beg me to make some. I made my Whole Wheat Bread Bowls, then found a couple of recipes for broccoli cheese soup and combined them. At the end, I blended the entire soup, but we didn’t like the consistency. Doing it again, I’d maybe blend half of it and leave the rest chunky.

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Whole Wheat Pull Apart Yeast Rolls

Posted by Hallee on Nov 19, 2010 in Breads, Hallee's Galley, Holiday fare, Recipes

When I first read this recipe, I didn’t understand what the instructions meant. Once I started performing the actions, they made perfect sense. I’m glad I take pictures, because I’d probably explain the process to you in circles! These rolls were light and wonderful – a perfect compliment to our Thanksgiving feast – or any feast for that matter!

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Essentials: Bread Baking

Posted by Hallee on Nov 2, 2010 in Hallee's Galley, kitchen & cooking tips

Notice I didn’t title this “Bread Making”. The components you need to make bread are different for every recipe. Some require heating ingredients, some just require mixing and kneading. For this post, I am only going to talk about pans.

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Tip: The Importance of Measuring

Posted by Hallee on Oct 19, 2010 in Hallee's Galley, kitchen & cooking tips

Monday, as I was baking for the week and making both kinds of bread, I pulled out my worn recipes and followed them, carefully, step-by-step. As I did this, I was reminded of something that an ex-inlaw once said to me. She said that I wasn’t a real cook because I measured. She said that real cooks don’t have to measure.

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Amazingly Simple Stuffed French Toast

Posted by Hallee on Sep 22, 2010 in Breakfast, Hallee's Galley, Recipes

I heard someone on Twitter say they use their George Foreman grill to make pannini sandwiches, and I immediately thought about stuffed French toast. One morning, I tried it, and it was amazing – and so easy!

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Family Favorite French Toast

Posted by Hallee on Mar 26, 2010 in Breads, Breakfast, Hallee's Galley, Recipes

French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts. I love having French Bread in my weekly menu, because that allows me to put French toast somewhere in my breakfast menu. I also love that this is another recipe that my children can help me prepare.

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Egg-in-a-Hole

Posted by Hallee on Feb 15, 2010 in Breakfast, Hallee's Galley, Recipes

This is one of my all time favorite breakfasts. I love fried eggs cooked medium, and I love soaking up the yolk with toast. This meal just puts it all together for me. The kids love it because it’s “fun”.

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Harvest Bread: a recipe for children

Posted by Hallee on Oct 12, 2009 in Breads, Hallee's Galley, Holiday fare, Parenting, Recipes

I was looking around online the other day to find something uniquely Canadian to post about Thanksgiving. Since Canadian Thanksgiving is actually a celebration of harvest and has nothing to do with pilgrims and the new world, what I found referenced over and over again was Harvest Bread.

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