Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday.   It is the Christian holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels. “And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, Behold, we … Read more

Morning Fruit and Yogurt Shake-Up

I get bored with oatmeal.  Especially when the weather is hot and humid like is the norm at my house in the summertime.  This summer when berries were fresh and I wasn’t feeling good about my swim suit I started drinking fruit and yogurt shakes for breakfast. I didn’t go all out and add protein … Read more

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Do you have a favorite banana bread recipe?  I don’t. At least I didn’t until recently.  I’ve made a lot of banana bread through the years.  Mostly crumbly, sometimes overly dense, occasionally dry, and always leaving me wishing I just hadn’t bothered. Then my friend Opal called asking me if I have a recipe for … Read more

Sausage Pinwheels for Community Bible Study

If you have followed this blog very long you will know that I am a BIG fan of Community Bible Study.  Their website tells us “Community Bible Study is an interdenominational Bible study for the community. We offer a wide range of courses in classes throughout the United States and welcome people from all backgrounds … Read more

Blueberry Waffles and Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Can anyone tell me why 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, and a piece of bacon typically cost $3.99 or $4.99 at a restaurant and ONE WAFFLE will set you back $5.99? Recently we were at our favorite breakfast place and my sweet-lovin’ husband said, “I think I’ll have a blueberry waffle today.”  Since we typically order … Read more

July 4th Menu Planning

With the 4th of July celebration sneaking up on us this week I have seen all kinds of yummy and sometimes really cute menu items. From the website Real Women of Philadelphia comes these cute little marshmallow pops that feature a Tub of SNACK DELIGHTS Dark Chocolate.  Occasionally I post recipes on this site and … Read more

Overnight Egg, Sausage and Cheese Casserole

Two years ago today I wrote and posted my first blog post on My Daily Bread Body and Soul. 421 posts later I realize I have never shared my favorite, “go-to” breakfast casserole!  How can that be?  I have made this casserole over a hundred times …. and that isn’t even an exaggeration! 🙂  When … Read more

Company’s Coming Cinnamon Roll French Toast!

On the heals of my recent debacle with my Kitchen Aid mixer, my long-time friend and often-times adviser Sue, wrote to me saying, “Any luck getting your Kitchen Aid fixed?  You make waaay too hard recipes.  Your equipment is telling you something.  Well, trying anyway.”  I will pretend I didn’t see that “well, trying anyway” … Read more

TWD: Baking With Julia: Croissants

From Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking With Julia, comes this recipe for that famous French pastry – croissants, even though France is not where croissants originated.  This week’s recipe is actually two recipes.  First, the making of croissant dough.  Second, turning that dough into croissants.  The contributing baker for this recipe is Esther McManus.  Here is … Read more

Crunchy Pecan-Banana Coffee Cake Muffins

When my birthday rolled around in February my neighbor, Gaye, brought me this beautiful plate of Crunchy Pecan-Banana Coffee Cake Muffins! She is not only a really good cook and baker she is also very thoughtful.  So along with this lovely plate of muffins she brought the recipe!  (Knowing I would probably ask for it!) … Read more