Easy and Amazing Pocketless Pitas

I love to eat Greek food – whether it’s chicken souvlaki, baba ganoush, or falafel.  I’ve never really had an experience eating Mediterranean food where I was blown away by the pita.  Pita is bread like anything else, but for some reason, everyone just decides to buy the same mass-produced, flavorless pitas from the grocery store….

5 Easy Steps on How to Shape the Perfect Pizza

When it comes to shaping doughs, I think that pizza is probably the hardest item to get right.  The idea that you just have to toss and spin the dough for the perfect round shape is far from reality.  Those of you who have made pizza at home probably know the frustration of getting oblong…

Ken Forkish’s Weekend Poolish Pizza Dough Recipe

I love Ken Forkish’s recipes and books.  I don’t know if they are great for a beginner, but I have yet to make a recipe that does not give a top notch product.  I went to Ken’s Pizza when I was in Portland, and it was the best pizza I’ve ever had.  That says a…

How to Easily Bake Awesome Homemade Pizza on Your Grill

I am really picky about my pizzas (well anything bread related).  I generally not happy unless  it comes out as good or better than what I would have bought in the store or a restaurant.  This is why I’ve shied away from baking pizza on the grill. However, the other day I had to use…

Help! – How to troubleshoot what went wrong with your Bread.

It happens to the best of us.  Maybe you are new to bread making, trying a new recipe, or just experimenting, but the loaf that you envisioned is not the load that you received.  Don’t worry or lose hope! Failure is a key component to success.  Fortunately, in the world of homemade bread, it only…

Easy Awesome Appetizers: Pull-Apart Garlic Cheese Bread

If there is one thing that I get competitive about, it’s how fast my appetizer is eaten at a party.  I know, it’s weird, right?  But there is something about baking something that then gets devoured when it hits the table.  One of my go-to’s is my pretzels (that I make into bites) with cheese….

Crazy Easy way to Make a Better Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Although this isn’t technically a bread recipe – it is essentially a recipe that’s primary function is to showcase bread.  It is also something that I see a lot of people (including my former self) make more difficult and less delicious.  This is sad because grilled cheese is amazing and should be made often. The nice…

Beginner Bread Recipes: Crazy Easy Focaccia

A little while ago, my wife and I took an Italian cooking class.  It turned out to be more of an Italian cooking demonstration than class, but either way, it was still a lot of fun.  The class covered all of the basics – fresh pasta and ravioli, homemade sauces, and Italian bread.  This class…