Parmesan Ham and Thyme Bread

Parmesan Ham and Thyme Bread

We recently have three new families that just moved in to our neighborhood this past couple of months.  So baking a batch of something was in order.  I had some ham and fresh thyme in the fridge that I wanted to use up.  Out came this bread.  Savory bread always needs some sort of cheese so my choice of cheese for this was Parmesan.  Chris and I sampled this for dinner last night and it was definitely worthy of giving away as a “welcome to the neighborhood” treat to one of the families.  Bake some for your neighbor today and save a couple of pieces for yourself!

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Italian Beer Bread

Italian Beer Bread

I discovered the beauty of adding alcohol into baked goods this year.  Initially, I thought it was a bit weird but the outcome was outstanding! This is my version of Italian beer bread.  It’s best when served warm.

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Roasted Tomato Pesto Sauce

Roasted Tomato Pesto Sauce

This sauce was so tasty in my pasta.  I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t because of the texture of the walnuts in this sauce.  But I blended extra long in my food processor so the texture of the nuts is less obvious in the sauce.  It would be an excellent spread in any sandwiches (Panini comes to mind).  Or an alternative to tomato sauce on pizzas.

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