Brown Soda Bread is pantry simple and a quickly-made perfect complement to soups, stews, or even breakfast. Visit to learn more.

Brown Soda Bread

One of the kids calls my brown soda bread the “not pretty bread” or the “soup bread.” (That last one because it’s not really best for sandwiches. For that try muffuletta bread!)

But everyone loves it and their eyes light up when they see it resting on the board. Granted, any homemade bread tends to make that happen.

Myself, I like it best with a small pat of real salted butter, maybe a spoon of local jam or some local honey, and a bracing cup of coffee. It’s the simple joys.

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So many quick bread recipes are often too sweet for us but this one is simply outstanding with the nuttiness of the rye flour and using olive oil instead of butter. Visit to learn more.

Pumpkin Rye Bread

The danger (?) of buying ingredients at stores like Costco is now you own A LOT of whatever. This year I came home with a goodly amount of organic canned pumpkin. A very tasty pumpkin, I might add. So I went in search of some new ways to use it and I found this recipe.

And as you know, I love using rye flour! This is similar to my banana bread recipes too.

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