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We 3 gmas ... made pasta salad ETC...

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We 3 gmas ... made pasta salad ETC...

Let me start off by saying... Barb bakes a lot of bread!!! She has many blessed friends, family and apprentii (is that a word?)... The ingredients above went into her pasta salad...

All those good things with a great dressing... that had cheddar cheese cubes, parmesan cheese, mayo etc... AND she baked the following breads...

Okay... so that was some baking... somehow I knew on a "bake-less" week, baking would still be going on in our kitchens... 

Helen... made her pasta salad... 

Gorgeous... she subbed celery for the cucumber listed... 

What a great looking salad... AND...

Awesomely wonderful Sourdough loaves... there is chicken sandwich written all over these... or ANY sandwich... with pasta salad as a side, of course.

Me... uh... I made pasta salad... 

I will claim bragging rights to the wedge of watermelon that I iced to look like a cake... iced with Cool Whip and topped with berries... (really have to paper towel dry that watermelon!!!)

 

So, it was quite a week... again we had a great time chatting and planning and sharing... Barb is the "picker" this next week... I am thinking some kinda of awesome artisan...

Happy Baking from the 3 gmas

Barb, Diane and Helen

 

 

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is finally here to the Northwest US and with it comes a whole new baking/proofing routine. I was not prepared for the Tartine bread to move along so fast and as you can see it didn't rise to the height that is typical. Great taste though and nice even crumb.Since it is already well into July and I am at the beginning of the learning curve, I figure I'll understand summer baking just in time for the first frost of Fall! As long as my sister gma's put up with me I guess that will be okay too.

It was a fun pasta making day, this is the first I've seen that watermelon cake. Looks like fun to make and to eat.

Barbra

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PaddyL

Those salads look wonderful!  You're making me hungry.

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dabrownman

knew pasta salad went so well with bread and who knew 'Watermelon Cake' went with just about anything!  Hot dog and hamburger buns are all the rage and perfect for the summer grilling season and grilled meats are perfect when topped off the watermelon cake i'm guessing .  Very nice, and tasty looking, baking, salading and watermelon caking :-)

You know I think my apprentice has half a watermelon in the fridge....

Happy baking

 

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gmagmabaking2

cut a ring of that watermelon and go for it... hindsight and all that I thought later it would be good to put a hole in the center and add extra berries and whipped cream... it was a nice chilly treat and looked so pretty. Tasty too with the cream and watermelon together. Who'da thought?