3 Bread Machine Recipes to Try with Your Family

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Have you tried making loaves with your family? If you haven’t, you better consider it! Bread making is an effective way to connect with your family members while on vacation. You can also enjoy eating bread after. What’s not to love about it?

Nutty Banana Bread

Have some great family bonding time with this recipe perfect for 12 people!


  • banana and nut bread1 .25-oz. package of active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. white sugar
  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe sliced bananas (small)
  • 2 tbsp. softened butter


  1. Put all the ingredients (except fruits and nuts) in your bread machine pan. Follow the order suggested by the manufacturer. Usually, wet ingredients go first, followed by dry ingredients, then the yeast.
  2. Choose the Sweet Bread option and start the machine. Wait for the signal (beep) before you add the bananas and nuts. If your bread machine doesn’t come with an alarm, then wait for five minutes after the kneading cycle has finished then add the fruits and nuts.
  3. Allow the bread to cool, cut it evenly, and eat!

Cranpine Bread

Cranberries and pineapple in a bread? Why not?

Good for: 12 people


  • 1 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1 1/8 c. water
  • cranberries and wooden spoon1 c. dried cranberries
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 tbsp. dry milk powder
  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mace
  • 2 1/2 c. bread flour
  • 2 finely chopped, dried pineapple rings
  • 2 tbsps. honey
  • 2 tbsps. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsps. active dry yeast


  1. In your small bowl, combine the bread flour, wheat flour, milk powder, ground cinnamon, salt, mace, pineapple, and cranberries.
  2. Put all the ingredients in the pan.
  3. Select the Basic Loaf setting and check the dough; it should appear like a ball without excessive moisture. If there’s a bit of moisture, add no more than a tablespoon of bread flour.
  4. Let the machine do its job, wait for the bread to cool, and indulge!

Nutty Cranberry Bread

Your family deserves another cranberry recipe, so here’s one that’s ideal for 15 servings.


  • 1 1/2 tbsp. softened margarine
  • 1 c. buttermilk, at room temperature
  • walnuts1 egg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. rolled oats
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsps. active dry yeast
  • 3 c. bread flour
  • 3 tbsps. honey
  • 3/4 c. dried cranberries


  1. Except for the fruits and nuts, put all the ingredients in your bread machine pan.
  2. Select the Sweet Bread cycle and Light Crust. Start your bread machine.
  3. Add the fruits and nuts once the bread machine beeps. If it doesn’t, add them five minutes after the kneading cycle has completed.
  4. Take the bread out from the pan, give it time to cool, and serve!



Five Myths About LED Grow Lights

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It would challenging to find any industry, that doesn’t come with its own sets of myths. Myths are prevalent, they are everywhere, so much, that we even have a show called, Myth-Busters. However, certain myths can damage a reputation, a product’s integrity, and serious financial ruins can come from it. That’s why it’s always good to address claims and accusations. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some myths circulating on the net about LED grow lights. Some of the best LED grow light brands can be found by clicking on the link I created.

Myth 1: You don’t save that much over time

This claim can’t be substantiated at all, which is good indicator that it is a myth. As one expert says, electric efficiency and productivity have long been established. By these facts, on average LED’s, will save the consumer as much as 30,000 to 50,000 hours of bulb time. You have approximately 10 years or better before you need to replace LED grow lights.

Two, LED’s continue to produce, as the technology and innovation gets better. LED’s can generate three times the yield power than that of a HPS bulb.

Myth 2: LED’s can’t hurt plants, LED’s are bad for plants

So, a rumor per group. One for the grow light enthusiast, and a rumor for detractors. First, LED’s can hurt plants, but that’s typically because of beginner’s luck or neglect. When the light is too close to the plant, your chances of harming the plant due to heat are great. It isn’t uncommon for that to happen either. Also, if your plants maintain too much heat, this can be bad for it as well. The name of this is called, Photoinhibition. Photoinhibition is not good for plants because it bleaches the tips and tops of it white.

LED’s aren’t bad for plants if you know what on earth you are doing. As a matter of fact, LED’s are great for plant growth.

Myth 3: LED’s produce little heat

This can’t be true, scientifically, according to experts, one watt of electricity produces 3.41 BTU’s of heat. As we know, LED grow lights have much more than one wall, therefore, there’s much more heat being generated.

Also, refer to above, heat can be harmful, if the light is too close to the plant.


As the LED grow light industry continues to get bigger and better with technology and product innovation, well, so what the haters, or the myth-artists. Some people want to live in their old ways, but the problem is, they don’t like to see other people or different ideas flourishing. That’s fine, but for every one person that spreads a myth, there’ll be another debunking it.