It’s that time of year when I march into my basement pantry and pull out the bread machine. I know why I do it. It’s because the weather is cooler, and I’m starting to cook heartier meals– soups, lasagna and other pasta dishes. Just as it begins to turn dark outside, I generally start a fire and open a bottle of red wine. But nothing warms the soul more than the smell of freshly baked bread, and nothing compliments a hearty meal more than a loaf of bread made fresh in your kitchen. Here are three of our top-rated bread machines to get you through the winter, along with a few delicious bread machine recipes you’ll want to save.
You might have just over a week to finish up your Christmas shopping but if you’re hoping to hit up Wal-Mart sales without having to actually step foot in the store you only have four days left to get free shipping by Christmas, on purchases of $35 or more. And word is, Wal-Mart might be the best place to stock up on your Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice winners before free shipping ends on the 20th. But which winners are seeing sales right now? Let’s take a look.