There's something essential about bread-especially, warm, spread with butter-that most of us are powerless to resist (carb cutters, how do you do it?). The variety of bread recipes is endless: dark, nutty rye, tangy sourdough, pillowy dinner rolls, crusty baguettes - you could sample a different type of bread every day for a month and still not make a dent in the options. Don't let a bread machine do all the work. There's something comforting about baking artisan homemade bread - the smell of yeast in the air, and the act of kneading dough to the smoothness of a baby's bottom feels like exactly what it is: a ritual that's been done for thousands of years.

How to Make Bread Pudding

Learning how to make bread pudding gives you a rich, delicious, old-fashioned dessert, and also turns stale bread into something satisfying!

How to Make Garlic Bread

No matter how fresh the pasta, how rich the sauce or how crisp the tossed salad, many people feel an Italian feast falls short unless there's hot, buttery garlic bread. Never fear, we're here to teach you how to make garlic bread, so your meal will always be complete.

How to Make Bread in a Bread Maker

The smell of fresh bread might be one of life's greatest joys, so why not bring the scent into your own kitchen and learn how to make bread in a bread maker? A bread maker takes the guesswork out of the process. Simply gather the ingredients, follow a few directions, and a homemade loaf is ready in no time.

How to Make Monkey Bread

Learning how to make monkey bread will give you an alternative to cinnamon rolls the next time you're looking for a home-baked breakfast.

How to Make French Bread

There are few smells better than that of freshly baked bread, and knowing how to make French bread will cause your kitchen to smell just like the bakery down the street.

Tuscan Polenta Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

Cornmeal is the basis for this Italian-inspired quick bread recipe that's best served warm with melted butter.

Cloverleaf Rolls

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Peach of a Bread

Midwest Living

Peaches add moistness to this quick bread.

Mom's Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

This healthy bread is loaded with whole grains and is delicious for sandwiches or toast.

Spicy Salt Twists

Better Homes and Gardens

These breadsticks, made with puff pastry, are filled with cheese, sprinkled with more cheese and a few spices, then baked crisp to munch as appetizers or to serve with soups.

Poinsettia-Shape Fruit Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

The sprinkling of dried fruits adds an extra touch of holiday magic to this yeast bread.

Cheddar-Herb Bread Mix

Midwest Living

Ideal for Christmas gifts, the Basic Mix recipe can be made ahead and stored up to 1 month. When you're ready to bake the bread, add fresh herbs and cheddar cheese for a flavor-packed option.

Holiday Stollen

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Rosemary Biscuits

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How to Make Banana Bread

Got overripe bananas? Before you toss those brown-spotted specimens in the trash or compost bin, you might want to dig out your loaf pans. If you're not sure how to make banana bread, you might not know that the ripest bananas--even those that have already turned brown--are the sweetest. That makes them hidden gems when it comes to baking. Many a banana bread aficionado has purposefully resisted eating perfectly good bananas for the purpose of saving them for this moist, delicious treat.

How to Make Pumpkin Bread

We can thank Native Americans for helping make pumpkin bread a fall classic. Native Americans commonly used pumpkins for food and pumpkin vines as a material to make woven mats, and they were the ones who introduced European settlers to pumpkin. The settlers combined Old World cooking ideas with the new ingredients they encountered in the New World, leading to a variety of new dishes, pumpkin bread among them.

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