Breaking Bread

Simple Breads for the Season

Try these recipes for savory and sweet breads. They’ll fill your home with heavenly scents and make your family and friends feel loved.


Whole Wheat Flat Bread

These savory Moroccan rounds need to rise several times, but your kitchen time will be worth it. Serve them warm with dips or with cheese.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This is art director Diane Kolak’s family recipe–it bakes up like a rich, moist brownie.

Judy’s Cranberry Bread

Make this ultra-moist bread from scratch or take the shortcut that my sister, Judy Perricone, loves. Every year she makes 12 loaves for her appreciative friends at work.

Michigan Balaton Cherry Focaccia

Mouthwatering and festive, this recipe from my Cherry Home Companion cookbook is killer for breakfast or dessert.

Cheddar Dill Puffs

We found this recipe in the August 2003 issue of Gourmet, and the puffs are perfect as appetizers. You’ll need parchment and a pastry bag with a half-inch plain tip (or a plastic storage bag with a hole cut in one corner).

This article first appeared in the November 2006 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Click the link below to view this entire article in PDF format.

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