Sunday Bakeday

It was beautiful here today-bright sun and low temps-perfect weather for staying inside and baking up a storm. Which is exactly what I did. A big shout-out to Katie over at for the fabulous bread recipes; my husband is a very happy man!

Cranberry Walnut Bread
adapted from The Silver Palate by


2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp grated orange zest
2/3 c. juice from an orange
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 c. shelled walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 1/4 c. fresh cranberries

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a standard loaf pan.
-In a small mixing bowl, combine orange juice, eggs, butter, and stir to combine thoroughly; set aside.
-In large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add orange zest and stir to combine.
-Add wet ingredients to well in dry ingredients and mix until just combined (don’t over mix).
-Fold in walnuts and cranberries and transfer mixture to prepared loaf pan.

-Place into oven and bake until knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 50-55 minutes.
-Remove bread from oven and cool in pan for 15 minutes.
-Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
-Wrap and put away for 1 to 2 days before serving.*
*note that I completely disregarded this part of the directions, and suggest you do too!!

Cheesey Beer Bread
adapted from

2 c. all purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar
12 oz. bottle of lager or stout (Don’t punk out and use something like bud light)
2 Tbsp butter, melted

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare loaf pan for baking.
-In large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder.
-Whisk to combine well.
-Add cheese and whisk to combine.
-Slowly add beer to dry ingredients and stir lightly until combined.
-Knead dough lightly until it just comes together.
-Place into prepared loaf pan and pour melted butter over top.
-Place in oven to bake for 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.

This bread is a guaranteed man-pleaser!!!! 🙂

Peach Cranberry Pie

I don’t have a recipe to share for this one because I just threw the filling together as I went. I used a combination of peaches, cranberries, sugar, almond extract, vanilla, cinnamon, and tapioca for thickening.


  1. Wow! What a busy day! Everything looks amazing and I’m so glad you liked the recipes! Guick breads and I have been bff lately. lol! 🙂

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