This smokehouse cranberry cheese bread is an inspired and spirited recipe. It is packed with smoked cheese, dried sweetened cranberries and a touch of black pepper. This old world European style bread is perfect for your holiday dinners. Read on for recipe inspiration.
This week I believe I was brushed by an angel’s wing; one belonging to my dear, sweet mother in law, Renetta. Monday was her birthday and on that day the finalists in the 2015 National Festival of Breads was announced. And, yes, yours truly is among them with the best smokehouse cranberry cheese bread.
It's an honor. What touches my heart about this whole thing is not so much that I won, but that the recipe I created is actually inspired by Renetta and days spent visiting her in Vermont. Is it just coincidence or is it Renetta continuing to comfort me? Are there angels among us? What do you think?
Will and Grandma Keys. They were thick as thieves.
Update alert. I am just thrilled and honored to tell you that I am the 2015 Grand Champion of the National Festival of Breads. Thank you to all the judges, Kansas Wheat, Red Star Yeast and the other fabulous sponsors. My dear sweet mother in-law Renetta was definitely present and continues to rest peacefully in my heart. I love how she has inspired my antics in the kitchen. I know she is incredibly proud.
Click here for all the bread winners.