Some of my favorite foodie items that I love to splurge on at the grocery store is good bread and good cheese. It’s never easy to find a ‘good‘ loaf of crusty french bread, and by ‘good‘ I mean an artisan style bread. Alot of time, grocery stores sell those spongy loafs in their deli section and call it french bread, but I’m not sold. The kind of bread I crave when I think ‘French bread’ is a hard crispy outside shell against the soft, fresh doughy inside. Now that’s bread!

So I headed out to my local walmart Neighborhood Market to pick up a few needed dinner items. I eneded up coming home with his:

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A sandwich cutter, because it’s so cute!

…and… some color bath dropz!

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view the entire shop on google+ here.

I decided to make a batch of my ricotta cheese because it sounds sooo good slathered across some of this Ecce Panis bread. This Neo-Tuscan mini Boule tastes just like it’s from the bakery when it gets out of the oven! It definately falls into the category of ‘good’ bread imo!

Ecce Panis is made by Pepperidge Farm, you may visit their facebook page here

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Ever try making your own ricotta cheese? It’s ridiculously easy – once you try this recipe, you’ll never buy the store-bought kind again!

Ricotta Cheese
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Jayna Denbow
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4
How to make your own ricotta cheese
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of milk (I used whole)
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • Cheesecloth
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a pot, Bring to a boil on the stove top. Be careful not to let it boil over. Boil until you begin to see the curds forming. Pour into cheesecloth lined bowl. Let it sit for about 5 min and lift the cheese cloth out of the liquid and let it drip dry for 10 min. You may let it drip dry longer if you want it to have a more firm consistency.

 

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Easy peasy!

It made the PERFECT afternoon snack!

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YUM!

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This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias. All opinions are 100% my own.

Jayna

Hi, I’m Jayna, a Wylie mom blogger living near Plano, Texas. I’m a Dessert love & recipe maker. Mom to a rowdy little boy. Coffee lover. Beloved wife and creator of Bellabyte Design Studio. Connect with me, I’d love to hear from you!

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10 comments

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I always thought it was so much harder than that to make your own cheese. I have to try this-I love ricotta!

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This looks so delicious!!! I love Ricotta and bread… oh I am hungry noW!!!

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Sweet, I was just looking at some cheese recipes to make myself, it looks so great!

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How very cool is that? I buy ricotta and never even thought about making my own! I am going to try this!

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Wonderful tutorial! I’ve never tried this before!

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It never occurred to me to even attempt to make my own cheese. I’m SO doing this!!

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I love how simple you make it look, gives me the confidence to give it a try myself, thanks for the inspiration darling, Coryanne

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hubby and I just made mozzarella! Ricotta is next on our list!

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I too have never made my own cheese. This looks like fun and delicious to boot!

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