Terry Stotts Expected To Remain With Blazers In 20-21

Terry Stotts won’t be in danger of being fired as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers this offseason regardless of whether or not they make the playoffs, according to a source that spoke with Sam Amick of The Athletic.

Stotts led the Blazers to the Western Conference Finals last season and was subsequently signed to an extension through the 21-22 season.

Stotts became head coach of the Blazers in 2012.

No Knead Bread

No-Knead Bread was all the rage back in 2011 when I was new to blogging. Minimal ingredients and lots of waiting results in a magnificent loaf!

Simple and rustic, this is an Easy Bread Recipe you’ll want to make again and again. This craggy loaf is perfect to serve with soups, stews or any dish where you’re dying to soak up a delicious sauce with a slice of bread. Plus it makes delicious croutons!

Slices of this Easy Bread Recipe with a pat of butter on a small white plate

No-Knead Bread

Jim Lahey, of Sullivan Street Bakery, was the brainchild of this unusual no-knead bread recipe. All my foodie friends were buzzing about this recipe after it appeared in the New York Times. It’s unique as the dough is wet and bubbly after resting overnight, the long fermentation time allows for more flavor development, and the baking technique in a Dutch oven traps steam in the pot. You’ll notice a slightly more yeasty flavor and a nice coarse, open crumb. You’ll definitely love a warm slice with a smear of cool, creamy butter!

What Is No-Knead Bread?

The name says it all.  The ingredients in a no-knead bread are stirred together instead of kneading by hand or with the dough hook of a stand mixer. There are two resting periods, the first being up to 20 hours. The second is a short two hours before the loaf is baked.

No-Knead Bread in a blue Dutch oven

What Supplies Are Needed for This Bread Recipe?

The list isn’t too long, but you may not have all of these ingredients on hand.

  • Bread flour – it has a higher gluten content compared with All-Purpose Flour
  • Instant yeast – PRO-Tip: I use Red Star Platinum Yeast, do not use Rapid-Rise yeast as it doesn’t work well with this wet dough.
  • Kosher Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Instant Read Thermometer – helpful for testing the water temperature and bread for doneness, but not necessary to purchase just for this recipe
  • Large Cast Iron Pot with a lid, 5 quarts or larger – I use a Le Creuset pan I’ve had for over 20 years
  • Non-terry cloth towel – to wrap dough for the second resting period

How Do You Make No-Knead Bread?

Plan for the first, longer, resting period to be done overnight. The dough should rest in a bowl covered with plastic for a minimum of 12 hours, but up to 20 hours. So mix up the dough ingredients in the evening, place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and let rest on the countertop overnight.

Using only a fraction of the yeast used with a bread you’d knead, the dough is given ample time for the yeast to activate with an overnight resting. Next is the 2 hour “rising” time nestled in a flour-coated towel, before being dumped in a super hot Dutch oven and baked.

How Do You Store This Easy Bread Recipe?

Due to its high water content, no-knead bread is best on the day it is baked.  You may want to cut the loaf in half after it’s cooled, and freeze half if you’re unable to finish the loaf within a couple of days. I added a tablespoon of olive oil to Jim Lahey’s no-knead recipe as the added fat helps keep the bread a little moister, but it will still get dry pretty fast.

If you want to keep the integrity of the crust, just place the cut end down on a cutting board and cover with a paper sack. Storing in plastic will soften the crust, but it can be re-crisped in the oven at 350º for 10 minutes.

No-Knead bread slices on a cutting board

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No Knead Bread in a Dutch Oven
This recipe was first shared in January 2011. Photos and text were updated in 2020.

No Knead Bread

No Knead Bread

The easiest bread you'll ever make! Only time needed, no actual kneading!


  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast (use Red Star Platinum Yeast or King Arthur Flour’s Instant Yeast, other “quick-rise” yeasts will not work well)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (70-80 degrees)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for greasing the bowl


Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl with a wooden spoon until they come together.  It will not be a cohesive dough. It will actually be pretty messy looking.  Transfer to an oiled bowl. Cover with plastic and let sit for 12-20 hours on the countertop.

After the waiting period, the dough will be wet and bubbly. Dump the dough onto a floured surface.  Then with a wet spatula or wet hands, shape the dough into a ball.  Set the dough ball onto a well-floured cotton towel (do not use terrycloth), seam side down.  Fold the towel over the dough.  Let rest for two hours at room temperature. It should double in size.

When the dough has risen for about 1 1/2 hours, put a 5 quart or larger cast iron pot into the oven and preheat to 450º.  Cover the handle of the lid with aluminum foil if it’s not heat-safe at that temperature. If you’re unsure, just do it for peace of mind. You can use any pot that size with a lid that can withstand that temperature. 

Remove pot from oven and dump the dough into the pot, seam side up. Shake the pot a bit to help distribute the dough evenly.  Cover and bake 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake another 15-20 minutes, until the crust is golden. 

If you’re new to baking yeast bread, You can use an instant-read thermometer to see it the interior of the loaf is up to 200º if you’re unsure if it is done.  Remove the loaf to a rack and allow to cool.


Recipe slightly adapted fro Jim Lahey

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 134Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 310mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

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Cannoli Cake

Sweet ricotta cheese filling separates three moist yellow cake layers in this Italian pastry-inspired cake. It's frosted with a duo of mascarpone buttercream and rich chocolate ganache, and crowned with six irresistible mini cannoli.

Cannoli Cake
One of my favorite jobs as a recipe developer is planning a new layer cake. Although I love pies, cookies, and pastries, for me, cake has always provided a very rich well of inspiration from which to draw. I can piece together my favorite components and flavors, stack them high and make them pretty with swirls of frosting. Sometimes those flavors come with the added ingredient of nostalgia, and that is the case here; mascarpone buttercream I once tasted on wedding cake and orange-ricotta filling from a cannoli enjoyed while on vacation.

The finished cake is rich yet deceptively light, and its ricotta filling speckled with mini chips makes the inspiration unmistakable. One thing is for certain, there can be no improvement upon classic Italian cannoli, but we can celebrate the pastry in a larger and more slice-able way with this delicious cake.
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Shooting Guard Rankings 2019-20

We rank the shooting guards into tiers based on who we’d want to have for a regular season and playoffs that started today.  Where do James Harden, Devin Booker, CJ McCollum, Bradley Beal, and Donovan Mitchell place? How to deal with the injury returns of Klay Thompson and Victor Oladipo? And which players are the biggest risers and fallers from last year to this?

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With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).

Strawberry Cheesecake Entremet

This gorgeous Strawberry Cheesecake Entremet is a multi-layered mousse cake that is perfect for a holiday or party. It has a thin layer of cake on the bottom and sides, a layer of creamy lemon cheesecake, a layer of strawberry mousse and finished with a clear strawberry jelled layer on top. 

What is an Entremet

An entremet is a French term for a fancy dessert with many different layers of cake and pastry creams, created in a mold and served cold. Essentially a trifle that is layered and molded instead of tumbled together in a glass bowl.


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Four Cheese Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Homemade thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza with red onions and seasoned shredded chicken. A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!

Thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!

I’m always amazed how hooked on a storyline or character we can become. How attached to them and how much we can care about them. I know I’m not the only one that has cried while reading a book. In fact, I’ve literally bawled my eyes out while reading some, not many… but a few definitely stand out in my mind. So devoted to the story that I’ve become emotionally invested and attached to them. The Notebook and Marley & Me were definite tear jerkers for me. I’d of course rather not have those experiences but it says a lot about the writing.

Only my most recent experience wasn’t with a book. A show. A fictional character I’d watched for seasons passing suddenly. Making it worse, I was on the treadmill fighting back emotions while all of this happened. You know that awful feeling you get in your throat when you’re getting emotional and are trying to fight it. Working out amplified that. So bad. Again – great that the writers pulled me in so much, but I’d rather not be crying at a show. It almost feels silly.

So tell me…have you experienced this too? And which shows or books did it to you? I can name a handful of shows I’m willing to be have brought many to tears. This Is Us, Parenthood and Grey’s Anatomy… to name just a few. I’m positive there are many more, but those are definitely up there at the top of the list for pulling at the emotional heartstrings.

Thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!

Switching gears… with the big game coming up I knew a new pizza recipe was a must!

There’s one food combination that always comes to mind when I think of game day. Buffalo chicken.

Whether it’s classic wings or some other twist with those flavors, it’s an essential addition to any game day menu… football, baseball, basketball etc… any and all sports. I’ve made and shared my fair amount of buffalo chicken recipes over the years. From soup and chili to deviled eggs and much more! Of course, I’ve also shared two different buffalo chicken pizza recipes as well: whole wheat buffalo chicken pizza and classic thin crust buffalo chicken pizza. But, there’s always room for twists and improvements on classics.

In comes this pizza…

I paired my favorite thin crust pizza dough with not one or even two types of cheese but four! A batch of seasoned shredded chicken and thinly sliced red onions are a must! And of course, a buffalo chicken pizza wouldn’t be complete without buffalo sauce and a creamy addition. A thickened spicy buffalo sauce acts as the base and drizzle of creamy ranch (or blue cheese) dressing completes this recipe.

This isn’t your standard buffalo chicken pizza. There’s lots of extra flavor hidden in there, from the cheese to all of the spices on the chicken. I highly recommend sticking to the recipe as is for best results and a full flavored slice of happiness.

This easy thin crust four cheese buffalo chicken pizza is hands down a must make for your next pizza night or game day menu. It’s guaranteed to be a hit with anyone who loves a spicy kick! Be sure to add this to your menu asap!

Thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!

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Video: Archie Miller, IU players preview Iowa

Archie Miller, Al Durham Jr. and Armaan Franklin addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon to preview Indiana’s matchup on Thursday with Iowa. Watch both press conferences below:

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6 the Hardaway

I love rolling them dice in Vegas. There is no better game than craps……when there’s a hot shooter. Everyone is laughing, shouting, high-fiving, and having an awesome time. If you’re the hot shooter, then you are freaking Nick Papagiorgio! The ladies wanna sleep with you and the men? They wanna sleep with you too. Unfortunately, there’s a reason why Vegas is adorned with bling and has lights shining from corner to corner. 7 out!!!! But it’s okay, because the memory of those hot runs are seared into our memories, which keeps us returning back to the tables, time and time again. Well, that is the Tim Hardaway Jr. experience. He shoots. He mostly craps out, but every once in a while, he will get hot, which keeps us coming back for more and more. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what never craps out and is always hot? The Stocktonator. Last night, he was even hitting the Hardaway 6 bets…over and over again.

33 3 3 1 0 0 5/10 12/18 4/5

On the season, THJ is a top 150 player, as he’s shooting 43% from the field and doesn’t contribute much outside of points and tres. Buuuuuuuuuuuuut…….he gets hot from time to time and keeps shooting…then making…then shooting….then making….then shooting….then making. There’s high-fiving, laughing, screams of joy, and overall adoration. Just remember that the good times never last. As long as you know that he will crap out soon, and probably more often than you want to believe, then you will be fine.

Here’s what else I saw last night: