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Du bon pain blanc / Good white bread

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This enriched white bread is reminiscent of eggless challah or French pain au lait. It’s a great white bread to eat on its own, as toast, and, perhaps best of all, cut into slices and left out to dry overnight for pain perdu, also known as French toast. Yields 1 loaf

Cornmeal and Molasses Sandwich Bread

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The amount of flour required here is more open-ended than other recipes because of a few variables in making this bread. Depending on how long the cornmeal is left to absorb the water, you will need more or less flour for kneading. Yields 2 loaves

Cheddar and jalapeno bagels

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These hefty bagels are perfect with a dab of butter. They also make perfect BLTs. Yields 18 bagels

Rustic round seeded loaves

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Bowers measures his ingredients by weight, a preferred method for many big-volume bakers. You can find a basic kitchen scale at most department or dollar stores. Yields three loaves

A house with good bones

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A century-old home in rural Prince Edward Island gets a much needed restoration

The quest for a perfect yard

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A little bit of landscaping can help you create an outdoor oasis you can call your own