Ever Think About Warming Your Buns With a Terracotta Warming Tile Bread Warmer?

When I was young, only yesterday, I never thought about using a bread warmer. You know , something to keep my bread always ready to melt the butter regardless of how long we sat at the table.  I always put it back in the oven or nano seconds in the microwave and hoped it would not get hard.

Today I opened a package that had my new cooking toy.  It is a Bread Warmer on a Terracotta warming tile.  Terracotta, Terra cotta or Terra-cotta (Italian: “baked earth”, is  from the Latin terra cocta) is a clay-based unglazed ceramic. Without getting super technical I found out that Terracotta holds heat a long time so my buns on top of a terracotta stone will keep them toasty and tasty for a long time.

Now I plan to do more gluten free cooking for myself and wonderful traditional rolls for hubby and guests. So I am looking forward to using this beautiful basket on my dinner table from the folks at Crabby Nook.

This is a great gift for yourself or anyone who loves to put pretty things on their table plus smiles on the faces of everyone at  the table. You put this stone in the oven then place it in the round basket under that decorative towel that will hold your buns.   So click this link if you want to order a beautiful Bread Warmer for your buns. Enjoy!

Busy Baby Boomers Find Time to Explore Cooking Passions

I just read a post from one of the busiest baby boomers I know about cooking roasted broccoli. Now this baby boomer, Heidi Caswell, is not a professional chef and does not cook for a living. But in her living she cooks for family and friends. I hope that made sense. You see, I know Heidi as an entrepreneur, super  blogger and blogging mechanic.

I say mechanic because if your blog is broke she helps you fix it. If you need blog training she will train you. And if you want to send a special card to a love one she will help you do that also.But in t he midst of her busyness she finds time to work her other passions.

So, take a few minutes to explore two of her blogs. The first one to grab her insights on roasting broccoli on her blog Boomer Empowerment.  And if you want to see some great videos and glean gems on the art of blogging visit WordPress101.

And if you want to make that very special connection that goes beyond the text send that special recipe to a friend in a card. Visit Connect Simply.

Now, I must say that Heidi did not endorse this message and I only decided to post about it on impulse and impression after seeing her Facebook post about the vegetables in her garden. I was actually in between a marathon posting on Ebay and looking at the post about the recipe was a true boomer break.

I guess what I am learning more  and more is that we must take time to explore our passions. And since I am a baby boomer I am not surprised.

Is Baking Your Passion? Eating Good Baked Items Your Passion?

If cooking or eating good, oops I mean great food is your passion then you simply must visit Cooking With Deney.

Ok, let me back up a bit. I went to Beverly Mahone’s blogtalk radio show today. After listening to a great show, I decided to see what I missed last week. It was all about starting your home-based bakery. Now, it just so happens that I know a lot of great cooks. Sometimes I use my imagination and pretend but more often I am on the eating side.

It was awesome to hear a baby boomer who is still doing, teaching and empowering others like Denay. Her site provides opportunities to learn in person, private or online. In addition, she has a place to ask questions. Yes, I asked about my hairdresser who has a great Chile dish  and wants to market it.

She also has a blog where you  can get even more insight into her cooking, philosophy etc. I especially liked what she had to say about the Food TV Network.

So visit when you get a chance. I am going back. Thanks Denay!

PS You must meet a personal friend of mine, named Chef Jesse!

I do believe when I can afford it I want you to do the baking and Chef Jesse  to do the cooking as a meals on wheels for folks sick and shut in and seniors I know. It is one of my dreams.

Wanted-Stories For Cookbook Just For Dads Who Can’t Cook In Time For Fathers Day!

A special blogging boomer buddy is doing a cookbook! Betty Lynch, the blogging genius behind My Country Kitchen, is looking for writers. Please read and circulate the request below. Thanks

My Country Kitchen is desperately in need of your help!!  I’m writing a cookbook for the 99 Series.  This cookbook is for DADS who don’t know how to cook, but want to spend valuable time with their children.  Food is an awesome way to spend quality time together.  I want to add stories about Dads and kids cooking together in the kitchen.  It can be funny, kitchen disasters, or inspirational stories of what went on with Dad and kids in the kitchen.  If your story is selected to be in the cookbook, we will put your name and website address with your story in the cookbook in hopes to give you some exposure.  Please email me at betty@mycountrykitchen.com.  I need these stories as soon as possible.  Our goal is to have this cookbook out by Father’s Day, 2009.