Puff Pastry Breadsticks

Fluffy puff pastry breadsticks with parmesan cheese leave behind homemade dough but still provide something special as a side dish for your
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Cranberry Pie

Perfect for Christmas, this fresh cranberry pie recipe is a slightly tart (as all cranberries are) and savory dessert dish that will
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Perfect for Christmas, this fresh cranberry pie recipe is a slightly tart (as all cranberries are) and savory dessert dish that will

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Honey Wheat Bread

This homemade Honey Wheat Bread is soft, fluffy, flavorful, and perfect for breakfast toast and all of your favorite sandwiches.

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Grocery prices just keep rising and we’re all feeling it, so I decided to revisit some of my old bread recipes. Because if there ever was a time to learn how to make homemade bread, it’s now! It only takes a couple of dollars to make this super delish homemade honey wheat bread that is soft, fluffy, flavorful, and perfect for toast or sandwiches. And while it does take some time to make a loaf of bread, most of that is hands-off time that you can use to tend to other business. ;)

Front view of a loaf of honey wheat bread sliced.

What’s in Honey Wheat Bread?

This recipe starts with the basic yeast bread ingredients: flour, salt, and yeast. Then I added a little honey to give the bread just a hint of sweetness and a little olive oil which helps keep the bread (and the crust in particular) nice and soft. I’ve used a combination of whole wheat and all-purpose flour for this bread to keep the texture light and fluffy.

Can I use All Whole Wheat Flour?

While you can make bread with 100% whole wheat flour instead of a mix of white and wheat, that tends to produce heavier, dense bread. Whole wheat flour absorbs more moisture than all-purpose flour, so you may need to adjust the ratios in this bread slightly. I find that for the best texture, a 50/50 mix of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour produces the best results.

How to Store Homemade Bread

It’s very important to let homemade bread cool completely to room temperature before storing to prevent trapping steam and creating condensation. Homemade bread doesn’t contain preservatives like store-bought bread, so you’ll need to either consume the bread quickly or freeze it for longer storage.

If storing your bread at room temperature, wrap the bread in cloth or paper to allow just enough airflow to prevent moisture build-up. Homemade bread will last about 2-3 days stored at room temperature.

If storing in the refrigerator, keep the bread in an air-tight container. This is my preferred method because I don’t usually eat bread that quickly. Bread stored in the refrigerator will stay good for about 5-6 days.

If you need to store your bread for longer, freeze it. I suggest slicing the bread prior to freezing so you can thaw or use 1-2 slices at a time as needed without thawing the entire loaf. I often toast my slices straight from the freezer for convenience! Make sure to freeze the bread in an air-tight, heavy-duty, freezer-safe container (like a freezer bag).

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Honey Wheat Bread

This homemade Honey Wheat Bread is soft, fluffy, flavorful, and perfect for breakfast toast and all of your favorite sandwiches.
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine American
Total Cost $2.20 recipe / $0.12 slice
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 12 slices
Calories 156kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.25 cup warm water $0
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast or instant yeast $0.34
  • 2 Tbsp honey $0.50
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil $0.36
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour* $0.57
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour* $0.38
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt $0.05

Instructions

  • Stir the yeast and 1 Tbsp of the honey into the warm water until dissolved, then set it aside for about five minutes to allow the yeast to activate. A thick layer of foam should develop on the surface of the water.
  • While waiting for the yeast to bloom, stir together 1 cup of the whole wheat flour with the salt.
  • Once the yeast is foamy, add the rest of the honey (1 Tbsp) and the olive oil and stir to combine. Pour the yeast water into the bowl with the flour and salt, then stir until combined. Add ½ cup more of whole wheat flour and stir until combined again.
  • Now start adding all-purpose flour, ½ cup at a time, until you can no longer stir the dough with a spoon. At that point, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and begin to knead all-purpose flour into the dough, a little at a time.
  • Knead the dough for about five minutes, slowly adding flour as you knead, or until the dough no longer sticks to your hands, but is still fairly pliable. I used 1.5 cups all-purpose flour total, but the total flour amount will vary with the type of flour used and relative humidity in the room.
  • Place the kneaded dough back into the mixing bowl and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise at room temperature for about an hour, or until it has doubled in size.
  • Lightly coat a bread pan with oil. Punch the dough down to deflate, then take the dough out of the bowl. Shape the dough into a log about the same length of your bread pan.
  • Place the shaped dough in the bread pan and let it rise for anohter hour, or until it has risen about 2-inches above the edges of the bread pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Once fully preheated, add the risen bread and bake for 30 minutes, or until the bread is deeply golden brown and it sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool just a few minutes (to make it easier to handle), then carefully remove the bread from the pan to fully cool.
  • Once cool, slice and serve your delicious homemade bread!

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Notes

*The total amount of flour needed may vary depending on the brand of flour used and relative humidity. 
The crust of this bread will be quite firm when it comes out of the oven, but it does soften up considerably as the bread cools.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 294mg | Fiber: 3g
Sliced loaf of whole wheat bread viewed from the side.

How to Make Honey Wheat Bread – Step By Step Photos

Proofed yeast in a glass measuring cup.

Start by dissolving 1 Tbsp honey and 2 tsp instant yeast or active dry yeast in 1.25 cups of warm water. Set the mixture aside to allow the yeast to bloom. It should develop a thick layer of foam on the surface.

Flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.

While waiting for the yeast to bloom, add 1 cup whole wheat flour to a bowl with ½ Tbsp salt and stir to combine.

Yeast water being added to the flour mixture.

Once the yeast has bloomed, stir another 1 Tbsp honey and 3 Tbsp olive oil into the yeast water, then pour that mixture into the bowl with the flour and salt. Stir to combine.

More whole wheat flour being added to the dough.

Stir another ½ cup of whole wheat flour into the dough.

all purpose flour being stirred into the dough.

Now start adding in all-purpose flour, ½ cup at a time until you can no longer stir the dough with a spoon.

Shaggy dough ball in the mixing bowl.

When a shaggy ball of dough forms that can no longer be stirred with a spoon, it’s time to turn the dough out onto a floured surface to knead.

Dough being kneaded with a measuring cup of flour on the side.

Begin kneading in more all-purpose flour a little at a time. Knead for about five minutes, or until the dough no longer sticks to your hands, but is still pliable. I used about 1.5 cups all-purpose flour in total, but the total flour amount can vary depending on the type of flour used and the relative humidity in the room.

Kneaded dough in the mixing bowl half covered with a cloth.

Place the kneaded dough back into the mixing bowl and cover it with a towel. Let the dough rise at room temperature for one hour, or until doubled in size.

Dough being punched down.

Once doubled in size, punch the dough down to deflate. Remove the dough from the bowl and shape it into a log the same length as your bread pan.

Dough in a glass bread pan.

Lightly coat a bread pan with olive oil then place the shaped dough inside. Let the bread rise for another hour, or until it has risen about two inches above the top of the bread pan.

Risen bread in the bread pan.

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Once the bread has risen, transfer the bread to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the crust is deeply brown and sounds hollow when tapped.

Bread removed from the bread pan after baking.

After 30 minutes, remove the bread from the oven. Let it cool for just a few minutes to make it easier to handle, then carefully remove it from the bread pan to finish cooling.

Overhead view of sliced honey wheat bread.

Once cooled, slice and serve the bread, or store it for later!

Overhead view of butter being spread on slices of bread.

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Monkey Bread

If you’re looking for an easy, absolute knockout dessert, try making the buttery, caramelized, pull-apart cinnamon loaf known as Monkey Bread.

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When it comes to desserts, the easier, the better. Am I right? Well, if you’re looking for an effortless, absolute knockout sweet treat, you’ve found it in Monkey Bread. This buttery, caramelized, pull-apart cinnamon loaf can be made with a handful of ingredients and just a few minutes of work. Bonus: you’re supposed to eat it with your hands, so don’t worry about putting out any plates! It’s time to bring a new favorite to your table!

Side shot of hand pulling a piece of monkey bread out of a loaf.

What Is Monkey Bread Made Of

In its simplest form, Monkey Bread is chopped biscuit dough baked in butter and cinnamon sugar. Think of it like a pillowy, pull-apart, caramelized cinnamon toast. But, you know, without the crunch. In other words: pure, unadulterated heaven.

Why Is It Called Monkey Bread?

Some say Monkey Bread got its name because its texture resembles the rind of an African fruit often eaten by monkeys. Others say it gets its name from how you eat it- by picking off a piece at a time- which looks like the grooming rituals of primates. I prefer the fruit story. I don’t want to think about monkeys picking fleas off each other. But you do you.

Overhead shot of monkey bread on white plate with a few pieces picked out of it .

What Pans Can You Use For Monkey Bread

You can bake Monkey Bread in almost any oven-safe pan, but your choice of pan will definitely affect your results. The best option is a bundt pan because it allows hot air to circulate through the middle of the loaf and cooks the dense biscuit dough evenly. But a pie pan will also work, especially if you place a small, oven-safe ramekin in the middle to help the center of the loaf rise evenly.

What Do You Serve With Monkey Bread

Pair Monkey Bread with savory brunch dishes. Or serve it as a dessert with a strong cup of coffee, a floral tea, or a cold glass of milk. If you want something to break up the sweetness, serve it with salty fresh farmer’s cheese.

How To Store Leftovers

Keep any leftovers out of the fridge, as cool temperatures tend to harden and dry out the dough. Instead, store Monkey Bread at room temperature in an air-tight container. It will keep for a day or two. For more extended storage, freezing is your best bet. Portion it before freezing, as you only want to thaw it once. Wrap it in plastic, then aluminum, and then place it in a freezer-safe container. It should keep for about a month. Then warm it in a 250°F oven for about 20 minutes.

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Monkey Bread

If you're looking for an easy, absolute knockout dessert, try making the buttery, caramelized, pull-apart cinnamon loaf known as Monkey Bread.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Total Cost ($7.53 recipe / $0.63 serving)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 509kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter $2.40
  • 1 cup brown sugar $0.45
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream $0.55
  • 2 tsp cinnamon $0.04
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla $0.36
  • 2 cans biscuit dough, 16 oz each $3.38

Instructions

  • Set a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 375°F. Set a light-colored saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and reserve the wrappers. The butter will melt, foam, and then the milk solids will caramelize into light golden-brown specks, creating brown butter. Using a light-colored pan will help you see the color change as the butter browns.
  • Add the brown sugar to the pan.
  • Whisk until the brown sugar has completely incorporated with the brown butter and is no longer crystallized. It will form a caramel.
  • Take the pan off the heat and add the cream. Whisk until it has completely incorporated into the caramel.
  • Whisk in the vanilla and the cinnamon.
  • Grease a Bundt pan with the butter wrappers. Add more butter if necessary. While the caramel cools, quarter each of the sixteen biscuits.
  • Dip each biscuit piece into the cooled caramel, then layer it in the Bundt pan.*
  • Top the Monkey Bread with any remaining caramel.
  • Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top of the Monkey Bread springs back when touched.
  • Allow the loaf to cool before inverting it onto a serving dish.

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Notes

*Please allow the caramel to cool so that you don’t burn yourself when dipping the biscuits into it. Don’t let it get cold, but don’t get your skin anywhere near hot caramel. 

Nutrition

Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Sodium: 854mg | Fiber: 1g
Overhead shot of monkey bread on white plate.

How to Make Monkey Bread – Step By Step Photos

Overhead shot of butter browning in a pot.

Set a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 375°F. Set a light-colored pan over medium heat and add the butter. Reserve the butter wrappers. The butter will melt, foam, and then the milk solids will caramelize into light golden-brown specks, creating brown butter.

Overhead shot of brown sugar being cooked in a pot with butter.

Add the brown sugar to the pan.

Overhead shot of hand mixing caramel in a pot with a whisk.

Whisk until the brown sugar has completely incorporated with the brown butter and is no longer crystallized. It will have formed a caramel.

Overhead shot of hand mixing caramel and cream in a pot with a whisk.

Take the pan off the heat and add the cream. Whisk until it has completely incorporated into the caramel.

Overhead shot of hand stirring caramel with a whisk in a pot and a second hand adding vanilla to the pot with a measuring spoon.

Whisk in the vanilla and cinnamon.

Overhead shot of knife cutting canned biscuit rounds.

Grease a Bundt pan with the butter wrappers. Add more butter if necessary. While the caramel cools, quarter each of the sixteen biscuits.

Overhead shot of hand dipping a biscuit piece into a bowl of caramel with pieces of biscuits and a Bundt pant next to it.

Dip each biscuit piece into the cooled caramel, then layer it in the Bundt pan. Please make sure the caramel has cooled so you do not burn yourself.

Overhead shot of raw Monkey Bread in a Bundt pan.

Top the Monkey Bread with any remaining caramel.

Overhead shot of baked Monkey Bread in a Bundt pan.

Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top of the Monkey Bread springs back when touched.

Overhead shot of monkey bread on white plate.

Allow the loaf to cool before inverting it onto a serving dish. Serve as a whole loaf, and let your loved ones go to town!

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Pumpkin Bread

Lightly scented with warming pumpkin spice and moist throughout, this old-fashioned pumpkin bread comes together in minutes with just a handful of ingredients.

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Lightly scented with warming pumpkin spice and moist throughout, this old-fashioned pumpkin bread comes together in minutes with just a handful of ingredients. Bonus: the recipe makes enough for two loaves, so you can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and a snack. (If you have self-control around baked goods, I’m in desperate need of a tutorial.)

Overhead shot of sliced pumpkin bread with two mini pumpkins next to it on a dark background.

How To Make Tender Pumpkin Bread

For a crumb that’s as tender as a love song, don’t overmix. Mixing develops gluten, the protein strands that help give your bread structure. The more you mix, the more gluten you develop, and the tougher your bread becomes.

How you combine your ingredients is also important. Mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients in separate bowls, and then add the dry on top of the wet. Finally, fold the dry ingredients into the wet just until a batter forms. Don’t worry about lumps. Just don’t overmix.

What Else Can I Add?

This recipe is jam-packed with flavor, but it is bare bones. Add deeper flavors by substituting the water in the recipe for orange juice or apple juice. If you want to add a little texture, try mixing in a 1/2 cup of the following:

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Raisins
  • Chopped dehydrated apples
  • Chocolate chips (dark, milk, or white)
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Orange Zest (not a third cup, just two tablespoons)

How Can I Tell When My Pumpkin Bread Is Done?

Making a quick bread with a dense batter can be a little nerve-wracking. It can rise beautifully and look like it’s ready to serve. Then as soon as you slice into it, you find it’s underbaked. To prevent that kind of crippling letdown (I take pumpkin bread very seriously, ok?), follow these tips:

  • Place a rack in the center of your oven, so air can circulate around your pan, and bake your loaf evenly.
  • Use an oven thermometer to ensure you’re baking at the required 350°.
  • Don’t open your oven door during the bake. Opening it for even twenty seconds can cause temperatures to drop by up to 50 degrees.

To test if your loaf is done, remove it quickly from the oven and place it lightly on a heat-proof surface. Touch the top of the loaf. If the surface has a springiness to it, insert a butter knife through one of the cracks in the crust. When the knife hits the bottom of the pan, remove it and look at the blade. Is there wet batter stuck to it? Put your bread back in the oven. If it comes out clean with just a whisper of moisture, it’s ready to go.

Overhead shot of pumpkin bread in a loaf pan with two mini pumpkins next to it on a dark background.

What If I Don’t Have A Loaf Pan?

No worries! Use what you have, but be mindful that the type of pan you use will affect the baking time. You’ll need to rely on visual cues and the trusty butter knife trick. Whichever pan you use, make sure you don’t overfill it. Your bread needs room to rise. ( I feel like there’s a life lesson in there somewhere.)

How To Store Pumpkin Bread

If you have leftovers, wrap them tightly in foil, plastic, or beeswax and store them in an air-tight container at room temperature. They’ll keep up to 2 days. To store your pumpkin bread for up to 2 weeks, freeze it. First, let it cool completely, wrap it in plastic, then in foil, and place it inside an air-tight freezer-safe container.

What To Serve With Pumpkin Bread

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Pumpkin Bread

Lightly scented with warming pumpkin spice, this old-fashioned pumpkin bread comes together in minutes with just a few ingredients.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Total Cost $5.94 recipe / $0.37 serving)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 321kcal

Ingredients

  • 15 oz pumpkin puree $1.99
  • 2 cups sugar* $0.78
  • 2/3 cup oil $0.53
  • 4 eggs $1.10
  • 1 tsp vanilla $0.72
  • 2/3 cup water $0.00
  • 4 cups sifted flour $0.49
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder $0.08
  • 1 tsp baking soda $0.02
  • 2 tsp salt $0.08
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice $0.10
  • 1 tsp butter, for greasing $0.05

Instructions

  • Place a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 350°F. Grease 2 loaf pans with butter. In a medium bowl, mix the sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin spice.
  • In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, and water.
  • Add the dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients.
  • Mix the dry ingredients lightly into the wet, just until a batter forms. Small lumps are ok.
  • Split the batter between the two greased loaf pans and smooth the top.
  • Bake for about an hour, or until a knife inserted into the crack in the loaf's top crust hits the bottom of the pan and comes out clean.

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Notes

*While sugar is technically a dry ingredient, in some types of batters (like cake and quick bread batters), it is treated as a wet ingredient.  Dissolving the sugar in the wet ingredients helps to weaken gluten-forming proteins, so you don’t get chewy pumpkin bread. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 393mg | Fiber: 2g
Side shot of sliced pumpkin bread.

How to Make PumPkin Bread – Step by Step Photos

Overhead shot of dry ingredients in a white bowl.
Place a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 350°F. Grease 2 loaf pans with butter. In a medium bowl, mix the sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin spice.
Overhead shot of wet ingredients in a white bowl.

In a large bowl, mix pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, and water.

Overhead shot of dry ingredients being dumped on top of wet ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients.

Overhead shot of whisk mixing pumpkin bread batter in a white bowl.

Mix the dry ingredients lightly into the wet, just until a batter forms. 

Overhead shot of two loaf pans of pumpkin bread. batter.

Split the batter between the two greased loaf pans and smooth the top.

Overhead shot of two loaves of finished pumpkin bread.

Bake for about an hour, or until a knife inserted into the crack in the loaf’s top crust hits the bottom of the pan and comes out clean. Allow the loaf to cool before taking it out of the loaf pan. Slice it up and enjoy!

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Butter Board

Viral butter boards are a fantastic new trend that is perfect for fall parties and holiday get together. The latest food trend
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Hot Honey Cornbread

The days of dry, crumbly cornbread are over. Check out this recipe for succulent, sweet, and spicy Hot Honey Cornbread.

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Life’s too short for dry, crumbly cornbread. That’s why you need this recipe for succulent Hot Honey Cornbread. I know succulent is a word not usually used to describe a product that often feels like you’re gobbling handfuls of sawdust. However, this recipe has a triple threat of ingredients that add moisture and mouth feel: honey, butter, and sour cream. Beth and I worked our way through most of a loaf in an afternoon, so I speak from experience when I say it’s hard not to eat it all in one sitting.

What Kind Of Cornbread Is This?

Cornbread can go one of two ways- crumbly or cake-like. This recipe is for the latter. Sour cream and butter add moisture to the batter. As does the melted hot honey butter that’s drizzled over the finished cornbread. The results are a cake-like sweetened cornbread with small bursts of heat from red pepper flakes.

How To Bake Tender Cornbread

Follow these simple rules for a Hot Honey Cornbread you’re proud to serve to the VIPs in your life:

  • Dry goes into wet, always. Dry ingredients weigh less than wet ingredients, so you will have to mix less to incorporate them into wet. Dumping wet ingredients into dry results in clumping, which means more mixing, and you never want to overmix—more on that below.
  • Learn to fold. Folding is a simple technique that creates an airy batter. Use a large rubber spatula to cut down through the center of the dry mixture until your spatula hits the bottom of the bowl. Next, scoop the wet ingredients at the bottom of the bowl and bring them back up to the top of the dry mixture. Rotate the bowl a quarter turn, and continue folding until the mixture just barely comes together.
  • Don’t over-mix. Just don’t do it. Count out your strokes if you have to, and try to keep them under twenty. Overmixing develops gluten. Granted, the acidity of the sour cream helps create a tender crumb, so if you choose to ignore my warning, at least it won’t be a total disaster.
  • Don’t overbake. As soon as you see the sides of the cornbread pull from the pan, it’s overdone. The cornbread continues to cook once it’s out of the oven, so you must remove it before it’s done. If you have a thermometer, pull the cornbread once the internal temperature reaches 190°. If you don’t have a thermometer, insert a toothpick into the center. When you pull it out, if you see clumps of batter, it’s not done. But if you see a thin veil of moisture, it is ready to go.
Overhead shot of hot honey cornbread in a cast iron skillet with a wedge being taken out.

Store HOT HONEY Cornbread

Wrap leftovers tightly with aluminum, plastic, or beeswax. Then place in an air-tight container and leave at room temperature in a dark place (like a cabinet or a bread box) for up to 3 days. You can also refrigerate leftovers (wrapped and in an air-tight container) for up to 5 days. To freeze, wrap the cornbread in a single layer in plastic and then in aluminum. Finally, place the double-wrapped cornbread in an air-tight container. It will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

What To Serve With Cornbread

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Side shot of hot honey butter being drizzled on cornbread slice.
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Hot Honey Cornbread

This is the cornbread recipe you need to make! Hot honey, butter, and sour cream create a succulent cake-like crumb with just a touch of spicy sweetness.
Course Appetizer, Bread, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Total Cost $4.76 recipe / $0.59 serving)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 387kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 Tbsp butter, divided $1.78
  • 2 Tbsp honey $0.37
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes $0.09
  • 2 eggs $0.36
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream $1.49
  • 1 cup cornmeal $0.37
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour $0.13
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt $0.05
  • 2 tsp baking powder $0.12

Instructions

  • Set a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat to 400°F. In a microwave-safe bowl, add 4 tablespoons of butter, honey, and red pepper flakes. Microwave in 30-second spurts until the butter has melted, then mix.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, melt the remaining butter. In a separate large bowl, add the melted butter, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the cast iron pan. Add the sour cream to the butter and mix. Add the eggs and incorporate thoroughly.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold them together until a batter forms.*
  • Swirl the cast iron skillet to cover the bottom and sides with butter, and then add the batter.
  • Bake the cornbread until a thermometer registers 190°F or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with just a touch of moisture, about 25 to 30 minutes. Top with the hot honey butter.

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Notes

* Use a large rubber spatula to fold. First, cut through the center of the bowl with the edge of the spatula. When the spatula hits the bottom of the bowl, twist it to the right to scoop the wet ingredients, and bring the spatula back up to the top of the bowl, where the wet will mix with the dry. Rotate the bowl a quarter turn. Repeat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Sodium: 707mg | Fiber: 2g
Side shot of hot honey butter being drizzled on cornbread.

How to Make HOT HONEY CORNBREAD – Step by Step Photos

Overhead shot of a spoon mixing hot honey butter in a small white bowl.
Set a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat to 400°F. In a microwave-safe bowl, add 4 tablespoons of butter, honey, and red pepper flakes. Microwave in 30-second spurts until the butter has melted, then mix.
Overhead shot of dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking powder.
Overhead shot of wet ingredients.
In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, melt the remaining butter. In a separate large bowl, add the melted butter, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the cast iron pan. Add the sour cream to the butter and mix. Add the eggs and incorporate thoroughly.
Overhead shot of wet and dry ingredients being combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Use a large rubber spatula to cut through the center of the dry ingredients, scoop up the wet ingredients, then bring them to the top and fold the wet over the dry. Rotate the bowl a quarter turn, and repeat.

Overhead shot of cornbread batter in a cast iron skillet.

Swirl the cast iron skillet to cover the bottom and sides with the remaining two tablespoons of melted butter, and then add the batter. Use the spatula to smooth the surface of the batter.

Overhead shot of hot honey butter being drizzled onto baked cornbread in a cast iron skillet.

Bake the cornbread until a thermometer registers 190°F or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with just a touch of moisture, about 25 to 30 minutes. Top with the hot honey butter.

Overhead shot of cornbread in a cast iron skillet.
Finally, spread the hot honey butter over the top of the cornbread to glaze the entire loaf. Serve family style in the skillet. Or slice it and serve in individual portions.
Overhead shot of cornbread in a cast iron skillet with a wedge taken out.

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Sweet Cornbread

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Stromboli

Stromboli is a fun way to change up pizza night. Fill, roll, bake, then slice your pizza for the perfect finger food or appetizer!

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What’s better than pizza? Pizza in a different shape! 😆 Okay, so stromboli isn’t exactly like pizza, but it’s definitely in the pizza family. It’s like a sauce-less pizza rolled up into a delicious sliceable roll… and I have to admit, the roll makes it really fun to eat. You can eat it plain (like I do) or dip each slice into sauce. It’s a great party appetizer or something to snack on for movie night!

Overhead view of slices of stromboli next to a bowl of pizza sauce.

What’s In Stromboli

Traditionally, stromboli would be filled with a variety of cheese, cured meat like salami, and maybe some vegetables, but really it’s up to you! I say go for whatever toppings you like to add to your pizza. Just try to avoid anything super watery, like fresh tomatoes.

I used pepperoni, sautéed mushrooms, provolone, and mozzarella in my stromboli, but here are some other great ingredients to add to stromboli:

  • Olives
  • Banana peppers
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Onions

Keep it in Budget

To keep the cost of your stromboli in check, try making your own pizza dough and homemade pizza sauce for dipping! If you don’t have time to make your own dough, a store-bought pizza dough will also work.

Keep a close eye on the price of your filling ingredients, making sure to use a light hand with higher-priced items like meat and cheese. A little bit often goes a long way with those higher-priced items!

What to Serve with Stromboli

Stromboli is a bit heavy with all that meat and cheese, so make sure to lighten up your plate with a simple side salad, or if you’re feeling ambitious, go all out with an Antipasto Salad. You can even use some of the ingredients in the Antipasto inside of your stromboli!

A hand taking one slice of stromboli from the roll.
Overhead view of slices of stromboli around a bowl of pizza sauce.
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Stromboli

Stromboli is a fun way to change up pizza night. Fill, roll, bake, then slice your pizza for the perfect finger food or appetizer!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Total Cost $6.62 recipe / $0.66 serving
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 slices
Calories 237kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced $1.69
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced $0.16
  • 1 Tbsp butter $0.11
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper $0.05
  • 1 large pizza dough* $0.62
  • 6 slices provolone $1.50
  • 2 oz. pepperoni slices $1.00
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella $1.00

Seasoned Oil Topping (optional)

  • 1.5 Tbsp olive oil $0.24
  • 1.5 Tbsp grated Parmesan $0.17
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder $0.03

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Slice the mushrooms and mince the garlic.
  • Add the mushrooms, butter, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a skillet. Sauté the mushrooms over medium heat until they begin to release their water. Add the minced garlic and continue to sauté until all of the liquid in the skillet has evaporated. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Roll the pizza dough out to a 10×14 inch rectangle. Top the pizza dough with the sliced provolone, sautéed mushrooms, pepperoni, and mozzarella, leaving about an inch of space around three of the edges and 2-3 inches on one long side.
  • Roll the dough up starting on one long side rolling toward the opposite long side. After rolling, keep the seam side down and tuck the ends under to keep the sides closed. Transfer the rolled stromboli to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, Parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Pour the mixture over the stromboli, then spread it to cover the surface. Use a sharp knife to cut slits in the top of the stromboli about an inch apart.
  • Bake the stromboli for about 25 minutes, or until well browned and the cheese is bubbling through the slits.
  • Let the stromboli cool slightly before slicing and serving!

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Notes

*You can use homemade pizza dough or store bought.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 553mg | Fiber: 1g
Side view of stromboli slices on a cutting board.

How to Make Stromboli – Step By Step Photos

Sliced mushrooms in a skillet with butter.

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Slice 8 oz. mushrooms, then add them to a skillet with 1 Tbsp butter and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Sautéed mushrooms in the skillet.

Sauté the mushrooms over medium heat until they begin to release their water. Add the minced garlic and continue to sauté until all of the liquid in the skillet has evaporated from the skillet.

Pizza dough rolled out into a rectangle.

Roll one large pizza dough out into a rectangle about 10×14 inches.

Provolone and mushrooms on pizza dough.

Top the dough with sliced provolone (I used six slices) and the sautéed mushrooms. You’ll want to leave about one inch around three of the sides, and slightly more room on one of the long sides. That will be the last side to roll so you’ll need some extra empty space to keep it closed.

Pepperoni and mozzarella on pizza dough.

Add any remaining toppings. I added about 2oz. pepperoni and one cup shredded mozzarella, again, staying about one inch away from the edges.

Stromboli being rolled up.

Begin to roll the stromboli, starting on one of the long edges and rolling toward the edge that had extra empty space. Make sure the seam is facing down when you finish rolling. Tuck both ends of the roll under to keep the ends closed.

Seasoned oil mixture in a bowl.

Make the seasoned oil for topping the stromboli by stirring together 1.5 Tbsp olive oil, 1.5 Tbsp grated Parmesan, ½ tsp Italian seasoning, and ¼ tsp garlic powder.

Stromboli on a baking sheet seasoned and sliced.

Place the rolled stromboli on a parchment-lined baking sheet with the seam sides down. Pour the seasoned oil over top then spread it over the surface of the stromboli. Use a sharp knife to slice some slits in the top of the stromboli, about an inch apart. This is where you’ll cut it into slices after baking.

Baked stromboli on the baking sheet.

Bake the stromboli in the preheated 400ºF oven for about 25 minutes or until it’s well browned on the surface and cheese is bubbling through the slits.

Sliced stromboli on a wooden cutting board, viewed from above.

Let the stromboli cool until it can be easily handled, then slice and serve!

A slice of stromboli being dipped into a bowl of pizza sauce.

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