This is my catch-all page where I have links to using your bread machine for holidays, other recipes, bread machine jam and so much more.

Bread Machine Jam

  • Banana Jam Recipe for the Bread Machine - Did I mention that my bread machine can make jam? It can! We now have banana jam on a regular basis. What’s banana jam like? It’s a refrigerator jam that’s pretty tasty on toast. It also doubles as ice cream topping and is a nice addition to plain yogurt.

 

Using the Home Made Function

  • Can You REALLY Make Meatloaf in the Bread Machine? - We've all read about this, but I actually tried this. Yes, I really made meatloaf in my Zojirushi bread machine. Let me bottom line this for you. I'm glad I tried this, but the inability to cook the meatloaf for a longer time if needed is a deal breaker. While I adore my bread machine, it is not designed to cook meat recipes.
  • Sandwich Bread - Check out this sandwich bread recipe. If you have a Zojirushi, I'll give you the custom programming to get the very best loaf possible!

 

Holidays

  • Fourth Of July Recipes for Your Bread Machine - Here are some recipes for your bread machine/bread maker that would be great for your Fourth of July celebration. As a bonus, I've included one of my favorite salad recipes.
  • Bread That’s Perfect for Easter Brunch - In my opinion, bread for Easter brunch falls into two categories. It can be sweet or hearty. What sort of bread you serve depends on personal tastes and on your menu. I’ve picked out three bread machine recipes of each type for you.
  • Rye Bread for Corned Beef Sandwiches - On Saint Patrick's Day our house will be filled with the lovely aroma of corned beef and cabbage.  The next day we'll be enjoying corned beef sandwiches on rye bread. Here's a collection of rye bread recipes, and a few rye bread mixes, for your Saint Patrick's Day leftovers.
  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Cooks and Bakers - Wondering what to get for yourself or someone else who bakes? Here's a list of ten items to consider.  The price ranges from about $7 to around $300 so there's something for every budget.
  • Grandma’s Bread Recipe - Mother's Day is coming up and that has me thinking about family.  I have a bread recipe of my Grandmother's sent to me by my Aunt Linda.  I thought this would be a good time to share it with you. Keep in mind, this is NOT a bread machine recipe.  Grandma had to knead the dough, let it rise, punch it down and then bake it in the oven. 
  • Labor Day Celebration - Still planning your Labor Day menu?  Here are some recipes for you. I've got hamburger buns, hot dog buns, shrimp salad, bars for those road trips and how about something non-traditional? Labor Day pizza anyone?
  • Enjoy the Holidays with Some of my Favorite Recipes - Wishing You and Yours the Happiest of Holidays! I don’t know about you, but I’m going to do some baking over the holidays.  So I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes: Egg Nog Bread – I’ll be making Continue reading →
  • Valentine’s Day - Earlier in the week I caught one of the morning news shows.  They had segment on Valentine’s Day gifts.  Their proposed gift for your sweetie?  A lovely new laptop.  A laptop?!? I’m honestly happy for the people with that sort Continue reading →

Other Recipes

  • Grandma’s Bread Recipe - Mother's Day is coming up and that has me thinking about family.  I have a bread recipe of my Grandmother's sent to me by my Aunt Linda.  I thought this would be a good time to share it with you. Keep in mind, this is NOT a bread machine recipe.  Grandma had to knead the dough, let it rise, punch it down and then bake it in the oven. 
  • Easy Chicken Soup - I make this easy chicken soup whenever I don't feel well. Because of the egg in the soup, it reminds me of egg drop soup.
  • Perfect for Colds – Hot Lemonade - I know this isn't a bread machine recipe, but I just have to share it.  I know a lot of people with colds or the flu right now.  So here we go . . . This nectar is what helps me a TON whenever I have a cold.  It's fast and easy to make.  
  • Super Bowl Cheese Ball - Here's something fun for your Super Bowl feast. Yes, I'm talking about the legendary cheese ball.
  • Homemade Breakfast Bar Recipe - For a long time we’d been looking for a replacement for breakfast bars. We love the convenience of those foil-wrapped wonders, but not the price or the ingredient list. We finally found a way to make our own bars. They taste great and are super easy to make.
  • Mom’s Shrimp Salad - This is one of my favorite salads.  As I was growing up, Mom would make this for gatherings with the extended family.

 

Cookbooks

  • Five Cookbooks - If you're like me, you never tire of looking at cookbooks. Three of these cookbooks are in my home and I highly recommend them.  Two of the books are ones I don't own, but they're on my wish list.
  • The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook - I received The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook as a gift. Talk about a nice present! The book is HUGE and has 300 recipes.  There are recipes for white breads, wheat breads, egg breads, sourdough breads, chocolate breads and more.  Continue reading →

 

Sandwiches

  • Rye Bread for Corned Beef Sandwiches - On Saint Patrick's Day our house will be filled with the lovely aroma of corned beef and cabbage.  The next day we'll be enjoying corned beef sandwiches on rye bread. Here's a collection of rye bread recipes, and a few rye bread mixes, for your Saint Patrick's Day leftovers.
  • Super Bowl Sandwich - Around our house the Super Bowl is a big event.  The halftime sandwiches are a matter of great discussion and planning.  Over the years these have been our favorite sandwich breads for the mighty Super Bowl sandwich ...
  • Sloppy Joe Recipe - Always remember that hamburger buns can't be used for things other than hamburgers? For example, how about making Sloppy Joes for lunch or dinner. Yum! You'll love this easy recipe that does NOT require any special mixes or spices.
  • Tuna Burger Recipe - Who says you have to make hamburgers with your hamburger buns. Give tuna burgers a try! They're comfort food in a bun!
  • Sandwich Sauce - Another blog I read recently had a debate about sandwiches.  Is packing a few sandwiches a valid way to save money on a road trip or is it torture disguised as frugality?  Maybe it depends on who’s making the sandwiches.  Continue reading →

Bread Mix Reviews

 

Recipes for Leftover Bread

  • Easy, Tasty Peach Cobbler Recipe - This is not your typical cobbler. And yet it's very tasty and super easy to make.
  • Homemade Stuffing from Leftover Bread - Making stuffing is one of the ways that I use up leftover bread. I’m talking bread heels, those last slices of milk bread or bread that didn’t quite turn out.
  • Bread Pudding Recipe - Some people like eating bread heels and others don’t.  At our house, they’re not very popular.  So we put ours in the freezer and when we have enough we make bread pudding.  It’s a wonderful breakfast treat.   Note the raisins Continue reading →