Black Bread (My Guest Post) and a Giveaway!

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I’m so pleased to be a guest blogger over at More Than a Mount Full today. When Chef Dennis contacted me about being a part of his Guest Post Friday series I just about passed out! Truly I felt like I had won the Blogging Oscars! I mean he’s a REAL chef and he invited me and my little blog to come over and hang out with the big kids. Chef Dennis has been a professional in the food industry for over 35 years. He has spent the last 6 years as the Chef/Director of Dining Services at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, Pa. He is an honest blogger and so very helpful to those of us who are still trying to figure this blogging thing out.

I could really go on but you’re here for the eats, so head over to More Than a Mount Full for some Black Bread.

Black Bread from @katrinaskitchen

This was a very tasty bread and it can be made sweet or savory. Stop by Chef Dennis’ and tell him Katrina sent you! Stay there and poke around for a while – you’ll like what you see!{Black Bread Printable Recipe Here}

Oh yeah I mentioned a giveaway, didn’t I? I have a set of 4 mini loaf pans so you can try your hand at this recipe. Any bread can be made into mini loaves, just monitor the baking time and adjust accordingly. I especially like making quick breads in mini loaf pans.

Just leave me a comment to be entered. If you want an extra entry go visit Chef Dennis and leave me a seperate comment letting me know you stopped by his blog. (He would love it if you left him a comment too!) The last day to enter the giveaway will be Wednesday, May 11th. Open to US residents only (sorry!). Thanks and good luck! This giveaway has ended.

- Katrina

104 Responses to “Black Bread (My Guest Post) and a Giveaway!”

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    Apron Appeal — May 6, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Bread is where I began too although slashing my perfect loaves scares the beetlejuice out of me….but yours is so pretty I just wan to see if I can do it. You’ve only been food bloggin since the beginning of the year? I swear I’ve seen you around the blogosphere since before then.

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    Betty @ scrambled henfruit — May 6, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Your bread is so beautiful! I love your heart shaped butter pats. 🙂

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    Christine's Pantry — May 6, 2011 at 4:02 am

    I love bread. I love the smell of bread baking. I visit Chef Dennis at lease 3 times a week. I love his blog. He’s very helpful. Congrats on the guest post.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — May 6, 2011 at 5:11 am

    That looks like such a nice hearty bread, I’d love a slice right now.

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    Cami — May 6, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Always great photos and great recipes here, I love it. I’ll have to check out Chef Dennis!

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    Ashley — May 6, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Really enjoyed your post on chef dennis website, can’t wait to try making some black bread.

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    Nami @ Just One Cookbook — May 6, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Congratulations on your guest post Katrina! Your black bread looks awesome! I’m going to Chef Dennis site now. 🙂

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    Suhaina — May 6, 2011 at 9:10 am

    This bread looks awesome. never heard of it before. look so yummy. I am lucky that I am following chef Dennis, so I could see such marvelous creations every Fridays. Happy to follow u dear. U have a lovely blog.

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — May 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Hey, Chef Dennis sent me! Your homemade bread looks delicious! There is nothing better then warm homemade bread!

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    Cassie @ Bake Your Day — May 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

    The bread looks delicious and the picture is so cute! Can’t wait to try this one!

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    Megan @ Pip and Ebby — May 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Katrina, I read your post on Chef Dennis’ blog and wow! What a gorgeous bread! It looks delicious. And I wanted to tell you….YES, I can relate to baking/cooking with a baby on a hip and a toy car in my hand. This is my life!

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    Parsley Sage — May 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I was so happy when I saw you over at Chef Dennis. I was like ‘I know her!’ Or at least…know the ‘blog’ her 😉 Awesome post over there, totally what we’ve come to expect. Well done!

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    Katie @ This Chick Cooks — May 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    That bread looks great!

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    Susan — May 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Katrina, Chef Dennis was wise in picking you for hisi guest blogger. Enjoy your writing and recipes.

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    Lizzy — May 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Nothing better than home baked bread…especially if it’s your gorgeous recipe!!! And what a marvelous give away for Mother’s Day…you’re so very generous!!!

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    Lizzy — May 6, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Oh, yeah, Chef Dennis sent me 😉

  17. #
    Katie @ This Chick Cooks — May 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Just visited Chef Dennis 🙂

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    April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears — May 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I would love to be entered! Sure could use these!

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    April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears — May 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Visited & loved his blog!

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    Brittney — May 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I’ve been searching and searching for a good black bread recipe…I’d love the chance to win some pans to bake it in!

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    Brittney — May 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Checked out Chef Dennis as well…he’s going to be in my reading rotation for sure!

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    URBakin'MeCrazyy — May 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I absolutely LOVE homemade quick breads, and I defintely will be making this yummy recipe.!
    [email protected]

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    URBakin'MeCrazyy — May 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I swung over to Chef Dennis’s blog, it’s fabulous 🙂
    [email protected]

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    Pretend Chef — May 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I go to steakhouses with the best of intentions to not touch the bread but that becomes an afterthought as I mindlessly grab the bread and butter. Sigh. This bread looks amazing and has me craving a juicy steak to go along with it. Yummy!

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    Pretend Chef — May 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Chef Dennis sent me to your blog! Gotta love “Guest Post Friday” and meeting other food bloggers. Your food looks amazing!

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    Brooks at Cakewalker — May 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Katrina, Loved your guest post from MTAMF! In particular, I like your use of coffee as the liquid to activate the yeast. Thank you for sharing a day in your kitchen.

  27. #
    spcookiequeen — May 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Love you yummy bread recipe and that butter heart is so cute. Enter me please. I hope you have a great weekend.

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    Angie — May 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Love the recipe.. found it on tastespotting. Great blog 🙂 heading over to see the Chef now!


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    Angie — May 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    wow just stopped in to see Dennis site too.. two new sites to add to my blog rolls.. eh.. roll 🙂


  30. #
    Emily — May 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I love homemade bread. The heart shaped butter is super cute.

  31. #
    Emily — May 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Chef Dennis sent me today but I frequent your blog anyway. Love your recipes!

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    Topher — May 6, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Love to try those pans out. thanks.

    Chris M.

    zekks at yahoo dot com

  33. #
    Topher — May 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Just stopped by Chef Dennis too.

    Chris M.

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    Jan — May 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Please let me win!

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    Jan — May 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Chef Dennis sent me!

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    Susie Bee on Maui (Eat Little, Eat Big) — May 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Beautiful and the heartshaped pats of butter are perfect!
    [email protected]

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    Susie Bee on Maui (Eat Little, Eat Big) — May 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, and Chef Dennis sent me over.
    [email protected]

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    Hester Casey - Alchemy — May 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Congrats Katrina – I’ve been over to visit Chef Dennis and it’s a lovely guest post. Delcious looking bread, and the heart-shaped butter pat is so cute.

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    Kneady Sweetie — May 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Oh this bread looks amazing! Congrats on the guest post. What a great giveaway!

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — May 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    This is a lovely bread, Katrina! Great job on it and thanks for sharing the recipe and giveaway! 🙂

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    Chris's Gourmet Fashion — May 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Katrina, Just saw your bread on Chef Dennis’s Guest entry. He could not have made a better choice than invite you on his blog this mother’s day weekend … anyone following you knows what I mean 🙂 I am curious to try this bread .. does it end up with a slight coffee taste?

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    Lindselicious — May 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Oooh black bread sounds so interesting. Love the heart butter in the pic too. Going to head over to Chef Dennis’ to read more!

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    The Mom Chef — May 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Holy cow Katrina. Fennel? Caraway? Coffee? In bread? I’m hooked and I haven’t even tasted it yet! I read the recipe at Chef Dennis’ and wanted to let you know that it’s a fantastic bread. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  44. #
    Elise — May 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    WOW LOOKS FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to try it. Thank you 😀

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    Julie — May 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I would love to win these mini loaf pans! The heart shaped butter is such a cute touch. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

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    Julie — May 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I visited Chef Dennis’s blog and also left a comment there.

  47. #
    Carolyn — May 6, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I already stopped by Dennis’s blog, telling him he was a smart, smart man to feature you, one of my fave bloggers! 😉

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    Carolyn — May 6, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Oh, and I guess I should just plain old comment too, so I can have 2x the chance of winning these pans.

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    Julia — May 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I feel excited with you for being asked to do a guest blog post, so great!

    Just last night my husband and I were talking about the bread at steakhouses and our deep love for them. Can’t wait to make this!

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    anniebakes — May 6, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    great post over at Chef Dennis’s! I get to guest post in a few weeks and I am so excited! anne

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    anniebakes — May 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    and I could use these pans really bad! Love your site, anne

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    Michael Toa — May 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Hi Katrina. Nice to be introduced to you via Chef Dennis. He’s just wonderful, isn’t he? I really enjoyed reading your post at Chef Dennis’ blog. The bread looks fab! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Have a great weekend.

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    Erin — May 6, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Congrats on your guest blogging invitation!!!

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    lauren — May 6, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Congrats on the guest post….awesome!!! This bread sounds incredible and a must make.

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    Andrea @ strawberry-chic — May 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    That bread looks delicious! And I am definitely in need of some new mini bread pans, my 15yr old son just broke my last of 4 ceramic ones.

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    Wendy Irene — May 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day, Katrina! I have never made a mini loaf. I think that is a great idea so you can freeze extra ones.

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    Wendy Irene — May 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    p.s. Chef Dennis sent me, and I am sure glad he did! 🙂

  58. #
    Samantha Angela — May 6, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I’d like to win!

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    Samantha Angela — May 6, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Oh, and Chef Dennis sent me!

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    Elin — May 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Katrina…love your blog and all the wonderful food here 🙂 Chef Dennis sent me here to drool over your wonderful food 🙂 Even though I am not eligible to enter for the giveaways…I heart the ceramic loaf pan 🙂

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and have a wonderful day with your family.

  61. #
    Lizzy Mae — May 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    You know I love some great banana bread!

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    Lizzy Mae — May 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I stopped by Chef Dennis as well!

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    karen — May 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I love bread and I would LOVE to win these baby pans! Thanks!

    [email protected]

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    karen — May 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Visited Chef Dennis’ site. Now I want some pineapple cake.

    [email protected]

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    Jennifurla — May 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I am your newest follower, nice to meet you.

  66. #
    Happy When Not Hungry — May 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Love your black bread!!! Wonderful guest post 🙂

  67. #
    Erin — May 6, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Ooohhh, I wanna win! =o) How cool is this giveaway?!?!

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    gastronomic nomad — May 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Good lord that is some fluffy bread!!! I’m so jealous of your bread making abilities. But it sounds so good that I will have to give it a go.

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    trooppetrie — May 7, 2011 at 12:24 am

    oh man,I can never have enough pans, mini pans are the hardest to find. this woul be great

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    Simply Life — May 7, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Oh these are adorable and look delicious!

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    SuzyEats — May 7, 2011 at 1:32 am

    looks great katrina 🙂

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    Holly — May 7, 2011 at 2:24 am

    This bread sounds delish! Congrats on guest posting over at Chef Dennis’! : )

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    cakewhiz — May 7, 2011 at 5:46 am

    congratulations on your guest post… it was a lovely read 🙂

    and your bread looks remarkable! lovely pictures too!

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    Lisa — May 7, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Awesome guest post, Katrina! I have to say, I’ve been a quiet gawker for a while now,and your talent knows no boundaries! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous and delicious recipes! Oh, I have a tub of cream cheese-lox spread that needs this bread desperately! 😉

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    Elin — May 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Katrina….congratulations ! You are on Top 9 #1 Well done !

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    Love the photography. My father is a good baker so will get him to try this recipe. Oh and the wonderful and talented chef Dennis sent me.

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    The Baker Bunch — May 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I just baked my first loaf of amish friendship bread…YUM! Hoping my friends that I gave the starters to will give me one back! I’d love to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

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    The Baker Bunch — May 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Just went over to Chef Dennis’ site…so neat and now it’s bookmarked so I can visit it often! Congrats on your guest post! :o)

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    Francesca — May 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    This bread looks perfect! And I can’t lie, I’d love a set of mini loaf pans…getting my first apartment soon and I’ll need to stock up my kitchen ware! 😀 [email protected]

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    Lynda — May 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I always look forwards to receiving your posts by email. Those Black Bread loaves look wonderful. I would love to win the loaf pans.

    [email protected]

  81. # — May 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    WOW!! That is just GORGEOUS!!!! SOOOO deserving of today’s Top 1 spot on Foodbuzz!!! Beautiful job, my dear friend. xoxo

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    Jeanne — May 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I love bread – there’s something to be said about it being called the staff of life. And the little pans are adorable!

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    keiko — May 7, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    bread for the win!

  84. # — May 8, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Yummy…I am intrigued? Black bread? I have to check this out! 🙂

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    Calamity Kate — May 8, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Katrina you are a super busy guest blogger! Hugss… and I love those pans, Kate

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    Torviewtoronto — May 8, 2011 at 3:50 am

    congrats on top 9 checked out the guest post

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    A little bit of everything — May 8, 2011 at 4:07 am

    i go to steakhouses just for the bread, oh man, it’s so good. thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Katrina

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    baking.serendipity — May 8, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Found you from Chef Dennis’ blog and am glad I did. This bread looks wonderful!

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    sheila @ Elements — May 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Congrats on making a guest post for Chef Dennis who sent me here by the way. 🙂

    I’m so looking forward to making this bread because it looks so good, and I’ve never made a savory bread with coffee and cocoa powder in it. I’m so curious what it tastes like! 🙂 Can you taste the coffee or cocoa powder in it?

    The heart shaped butter is adorable! What a great idea! 🙂

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    TheChocolatePriestess — May 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I just said on another food blog that I would love to have mini-loaf pans.

  91. #
    Megan — May 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    1. love the bread
    2. love the heart-shaped butter
    3. love the blog
    4. love the loaf pans

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    Heather Lynne — May 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    there is nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking. It’s amazing!

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    Anonymous — May 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Love baking bread! I use my lof pans alot, so I could use some new ones…especially the mini kind!

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    Lionmb — May 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Chef Dennis sent me your way…great Guest Post!

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    Martha — May 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I saw your guest post…am drooling at the thought of a taste of that AMAZing dark bread!

    [email protected]

  96. #
    Martha — May 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    So glad Chef Dennis sent me. I am now following your blog.

  97. #
    Allison S. — May 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Love your blog.
    Great idea on the breads!
    [email protected]

  98. #
    Danielle — May 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I love the mini loaf pans, how cute! And the bread looks quite delicious too!

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    Whatcha Makin' Now? — May 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    This looks so good! This would make good bread for sour cream dips…but then I would eat the whole loaf.

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    Whatcha Makin' Now? — May 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Popped over to Chef Dennis too…he has a great blog!

  101. #
    Christina — May 11, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Love your blog! Those mini loaves are just too cute. 🙂

  102. #
    Amber @ Caleigh's Kitchen — May 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Love the loaves!

  103. #
    Gloria — May 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Katrina I love your dark bread! Im coming from Denis blog! love your blog! gloria

  104. #
    Gloria — May 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Love yours pans for bread are amazing!! gloria

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