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10 Delicious Bread Recipes You Can Easily Try At Home

10 Delicious Bread Recipes You Can Easily Try At Home

Is there anything more delicious and versatile than bread? Seriously, think about it. Bread goes with everything and is appropriate for all meals. If you’ve been thinking of bread in simple terms of toast and sandwiches, it’s time to expand your repertoire with some of these amazing bread recipes. Oh, and if you’re more inclined to be carb-conscious, I have one thing to say to you:

    1. Apple-Herb Stuffing

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      This stuff is the business. I made an offensive amount of it for Thanksgiving last year and was literally scooping it directly out of the fridge. I’d be ashamed, if it wasn’t so delicious.

      2. Skillet Cornbread

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        I may have also been eating fistfuls of cornbread at the aforementioned Thanksgiving. Bonus tip: use this cornbread recipe to make up half of the bread for your stuffing. You won’t regret it.

        3. Savoury Cheddar and Cranberry Soda Bread

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          Not only does this bread contain my boyfriend, cheese, it sweetens the deal with nuts and cranberries. You’re welcome.

          4. Potato and Rosemary Foccacia

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            Because bread didn’t already have enough carbs, so we need to add some potato.

            5. Mocha Hot Cross Buns


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              It may be too early to think about Easter, but it’s never too early to think about chocolate.

              6. Peanut Butter-Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

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                I can’t even believe that this actually exists. Here I was, thinking that banana bread couldn’t get any better. This mana from heaven could make me dump cheese as my boyfriend. Maybe they can be combined, like some type of culinary ménage à trois.

                7. Bretzel Rolls

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                  Bread and soft pretzels, together at last. I don’t even care if they make me thirsty.

                  8. Pumpkin Bread

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                    Why have plain old bread when you can add pumpkin? I’m glad you agree.

                    9. Garlic Knots

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                      I love garlic. My love is so deep that I grow my own, cure it in my laundry and don’t even care that the pungent aroma permeates my clean clothes. If you’re as big a fan as I am (if there even is such a person), this is definitely the recipe for you. I’d recommend adding some parmesan for extra flavour.

                      10. Blueberry Bagels

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                        This would be a sad and incomplete list without a bagel recipe, especially one that includes blueberries!

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                        Last Updated on January 11, 2021

                        11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                        11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                        Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                        Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                        1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                        Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                        2. Stress Relief

                        Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                        3. Improved Sleep

                        Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                        4. Appetite Control

                        Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                        5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                        When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                        6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                        Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                        7. Mosquito Repellant

                        Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                        8. Pain Relief

                        While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                        9. The New Anti-Viral

                        Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                        10. Improved Cognitive Function

                        Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                        11. Money Saving

                        With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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