The Daily Bread

Breaded Chicken

Breaded Chicken

September 29, 2021

 Breaded chicken breasts are not only delicious when fried, but also very simple to prepare.   Every single bite is accompanied by a mouthwatering and crunchy exterior as well as a delightful sense of freshness emanated from the lemon juice and the chopped parsley.  These morsels of goodness can be accompanied by your favorite side dishes or tucked inside a crunchy baguette for a delicious sandwich.  Let's get started!
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Feta & Tomato Confit Dip

Feta & Tomato Confit Dip

September 24, 2021

For a super easy yet very colorful and flavorful dip, here is a delicious Feta and Tomato Confit recipe that you will want to make over and over again.  Topping the creamy dip with the sweet tomatoes and salty olives makes every morsel an experience to remember.  Let's get started!
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Tomato Confit

Tomato Confit

September 22, 2021

Tomato Confit is an incredibly simple and easy condiment that can be put together in less than 5 minutes.  Slowly cooked in olive oil at very low temperatures is the secret to an unforgettable confit.  These tiny morsels of goodness will elevate just about any meal to a whole new level.  With every bite, the symphony of flavors that explode in your mouth are truly hard to forget.  Absolutely delicious over pasta, perfect in a sandwich, and mouthwatering when served over fish.  Drizzle any leftover oil over salads, pasta or even a fried egg.  Let's get started!
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Homemade Breadcrumbs

Homemade Breadcrumbs

September 15, 2021

Leftover bread must never be waisted.  So many wonderful ways to repurpose this ancient staple, even if it is stale bread.  Perfect for bread pudding, croutons, as well as something simple, and basic as bread crumbs.  Dry the leftover or stale bread inside the gas oven or the wood-fired oven, and in no time at all, wonderful breadcrumbs are ready to be used in a variety of favorite recipes.  Let's get started!
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Gaby's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Gaby's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

September 09, 2021

How is it possible that Summer is already soon coming to a close?  With the leaves beginning to change and the temperature slightly dropping, Autumn is right around the corner.  Gaby's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars seemed just the perfect, seasonal thing to bake in the wood-fired oven.  A perfect medley of spices combined with pureed pumpkin and chocolate chips, created delectable morsels of goodness perfect not only for a dessert or snack, but also delicious for breakfast, or ideal to offer as a gift.  Let's get started! 
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Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

August 31, 2021

Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil and a quick drizzle of good olive oil. Few and simple are the ingredients, but the Pizza Margherita is to this day the most loved.  Many claim to know the true birth of this iconic Pizza, but one version claims that in the summer of 1889, when the King of Italy, Umberto I of Savoia and his wife Queen Margherita of Savoia came to visit Naples, Chef Raffaele Esposito dedicated this special pizza to her.  He chose the colors of the Italian flag by topping the flat bread with red tomato sauce, white mozzarella, and green basil leaves and called it Margherita.  Could this possibly be the most plausible beginning of the humble Pizza Margherita?  Who knows!  Let's get started!  
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Couronne Bordelaise Bread

Couronne Bordelaise Bread

August 27, 2021

Bread in the shape of a stunning crown is just one of many creative ways to express not only a baker's signature, but also a culture's traditions.  The ancient art of bread making is once again so uniquely evidenced with simple steps of shaping, and molding this stunning French bread called Couronne Bordelaise.  Definitely a beautiful and delicious showstopper to serve at any occasion or  meal.  Let's get started! 
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Potato Crusted Red Drum Fish

Potato Crusted Red Drum Fish

August 24, 2021

Potato Crusted Red Drum is definitely a most delicious way to prepare a mouthwatering main course in no time at all.  Inspired by Chef Jacques Pépin we decided to adapt the dish with what we had on hand, and put together this very simple yet delicious dish.  Let's get started!  Thank you Chef.  You always inspire us.  
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Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

August 10, 2021

When the summer months generously gift the markets with fresh, juicy, full of flavor peaches, it is always a perfect time to make a delicious Peach Cobbler.  My husband is known for throwing this dish together in no time at all.  The cobbler is then placed in the oven where the magic of this delicious dessert is perfectly done.  What a glorious moment when the cobbler is finally pulled out of the oven as the aroma permeates the kitchen.  For a finishing touch a round scoop of ice-cream is placed on each serving as the symphony of flavors explode with every bite.  Let's get started!
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Rosemary Croutons

Rosemary Croutons

August 05, 2021

Oven toasted Croutons are one of the most addictive small morsels of goodness, simply prepared in no time at all.  These tiny and perfectly toasted cubes will bring any creamed soup or salad to a totally and delicious new level.  All that is needed is day old bread, oil and salt!  Why waist leftover bread just because it is no longer perfectly fresh?  So much can be done with it!  Today it will be croutons, but also Pappa al Pomodoro, Panzanella, bread crumbs, bread pudding and so much more.  Waisting bread is no longer necessary!  Today it will be croutons prepared to perfection in the pizza oven.  Let's get started!
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Spicy Boiled Peanuts

Spicy Boiled Peanuts

August 04, 2021

Spicy Boiled Peanuts are a must to prepare when one finds a stand at the market with perfectly fresh, green peanuts.  We simply placed them in a terra-cotta pot, seasoned them with Cajun spices, added some heat from cayenne peppers, and sea salt.  After several hours of gentle simmering inside the wood-fired oven, the most delicious, soft and flavorful boiled peanuts were ready to be enjoyed by the entire family.  Let's get started! 
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Creamed Zucchini Soup

Creamed Zucchini Soup

July 30, 2021

Creamed Zucchini Soup, or in Italian Vellutata di Zucchini, is a perfect way to transform a humble and overgrown zucchini into a delicious and velvety, creamy soup.  This is just one simple way to make some culinary magic in the wood-fired oven with this versatile vegetable during the summer months.  Let's get started!  
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