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Mmmm, fresh bread

When I was growing up, we spent a few years in Minnesota when my dad was stationed in Minneapolis for recruiting duty.

My dad was a native Minnesotan and my grandparents still lived in the town of Tyler, down in the southwest corner of the state. So when we moved there, we had the opportunity of spending time with my grandparents.

One of the things I remember very clearly was Grandma's fresh-baked bread. She baked big loaves of bread that made the BEST toast because it was crunchy all the way through. I'm sure it was because there were big holes (or whatever they call them) in the bread, but have no idea how to make that happen myself.

Grandma's bread came to mind this morning while watching "Good Morning America's" segment on saving money by baking your own bread. It's a little time consuming, but I think I'm going to give it a try.

Besides, who needs all those extra preservatives from store-bought?