Never Buy Bread Again – The Bread Book for Beginning Bakers

We give you easy to follow recipes for some of the most popular yeast breads and quickbreads – from sandwich bread to pancakes.

We self-published the book, so buying a copy is a great way to support the work we do here on the website.

Sure, you can find tons of recipes online – but what happens if the internet is down? (I'm personally getting hard copies of reference books with all the weirdness going on.) And isn't it annoying to keep tapping the screen while you're cooking so the recipe stays up?

This book will help you bake a amazing homemade bread, even if you've never baked before. Includes online baking tutorial and best bread storage tips.

You can bake delicious homemade bread – with no weird ingredients or preservatives – to nourish your family.

Once you’ve mastered this book, you’ll never be one of those folks scouting store shelves for bread when a storm is on the way.

Tried baking and failed? We have troubleshooting tips for the most common baking problems.

Bonuses with Your Purchase

With your purchase of a print copy of “Never Buy Bread Again”, you get over $30 worth of bonuses!

The digital (ebook) version of the book, so you can start baking right away!

Two free ebooks:

Jams, Jellies, and Other Yummy Spreads ($7.95 value)

Easy Desserts: From Gluten Free Goodies to Old Fashioned Family Favorites ($9.95 value)

10% off any ebook package from Traditional Cooking School, including their Sourdough A to Z eBook & Video Package.

A discount code for 15% off Homestead Honey's “Backyard Bread & Pizza Oven eBook”.

The Backyard Bread and Pizza Oven ebook

What's in the Bread Book for Beginners?

Never Buy Bread Again – 20+ Homemade Bread Recipes is the bread book designed for those who enjoy quick and easy homemade breads.

It’s also fun for those who remember recipes “like grandma used to make” and want to recapture that flavor in their own kitchen.

In this book you’ll find:

  • Troubleshooting tips so you can bake without worrying about screwing it up
  • Easy everyday breads such as sandwich bread and crusty French bread
  • Quick breads such as buttermilk biscuits, corn bread and pancakes
  • Gluten free breads
  • How to Make a Sourdough Starter and Basic Sourdough Bread
  • Holiday and special occasion breads, like fruit filled kolache, Polish doughnuts and pretzel bread
  • How to store and freeze breads (before and after baking) for best quality
  • Tips for adjusting bread recipes for high altitude baking
  • Fun bread “go alongs” like flavored butters and cheese fondue
  • Recipes to make with leftover bread

The book includes full color photos, so you know what the finished bread should look like, and stories from our family about the recipes and baking traditions.

It has a spiral binding so that it lays flat on the kitchen counter for easy reading while cooking. Some of these recipes have been featured on the website, others are exclusive to the book.

Free Bread Baking Video Tutorial – The book includes access to an online baking tutorial video to take you through the basics of bread making.

Purchase a Spiral Bound Copy

Never Buy Bread Again is available in print and digital formats.

The spiral bound print edition is available only in the United States.

International readers can order a print version (not spiral bound) via

This book will help you bake a amazing homemade bread, even if you've never baked before. Includes online baking tutorial and best bread storage tips.

Print copies are spiral bound so they lay flat for easy use while baking.

The price for the print version is $19.95 (+ sales tax in Wisconsin) and $3.99 shipping and handling.

The mailers I have will fit up to 7 copies. If you would like to order more than one copy, shipping is $1 extra per copy, up to seven copies. (More than 7 will take another mailer.)

To buy multiple copies:

  • Type in the desired number of copies in the Quantity box.
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Bulk Pricing Available

For groups or retailers (or generous gift givers) wishing to purchase 10 or more copies of the book, contact me for bulk pricing. If you purchase 10 or more books, it's only $9.95 per book, plus shipping. Get your Christmas shopping done in one stop!

Email me at laurie at commonsensehome dot com to make arrangements.

Purchase the Ebook Version

The ebook (digital) version is $9.95, and includes downloadable PDF, epub and mobi versions of the book.

Digital version does not include bonus items.

About the Author

Laurie Neverman is the creator of Common Sense Home, where she shares practical information on self-reliant living.

She was a featured speaker for the Naval War College Strategic Studies group, Search for Sustainability Summit, Home Grown Food Summit and other events.

She and her sisters and mother operated Irene's Custom Cakes and Catering for nine years. Her writing has been featured in Permaculture North America, Taste of Home, and Countryside magazines.

This book will help you bake a amazing homemade bread, even if you've never baked before. Includes online baking tutorial and best bread storage tips.

Here's what our Readers are Saying about the Recipes in the Bread Book…

On the Basic Sandwich Bread:

“Easy to make, I can pronounce all the ingredients, and it is a family favorite!”

“I just want to thank you for this recipe. We make it all.the.time. I made the rolls 2 days in a row this week. It is a favorite in this family! Thank you!”

“Made bread and rolls for the first time today using this recipe. Lets just say YUMMY!!”

easy sandwich bread recipe
Easy sandwich bread

 On the Potato Bread:

“This is the best bread ever!!!!!!! I mixed the ingredients in my bread machine and put it on the dough cycle, then I took the dough out and let it rest for 20 minutes. Then I put the dough into 2 loaf pans and let rise until doubled and baked them in the oven. The bread was soft and it stayed soft. This is the only bread recipe that I will use. I did freeze one loaf and when I thawed it out it tasted like I just made it 🙂 YUM! YUM!”

“Made this yesterday – what a lovely loaf! No need to change a thing; this one’s a keeper!”

potato bread
Potato bread

On the Crusty French Bread:

“Just tried this recipe. I had my bread machine make the dough. I had never used bread flour before, only all purpose. This was AMAZING! The family polished off the loaf, still warm with butter. This recipe has gone into My Favorites!!”

“I made this last night & It was a complete hit!!! First time making bread & it came out beautiful & delicious!!! Thank you for the recipe & easy to follow instructions!”

French bread
French bread

On Betty’s Buttermilk Rye:

“Thank you for sharing your recipe as this is the 2nd time in a week I have used it.

So delicious, I love rye bread and this one made with buttermilk is the best:)

I used my Breadman machine on #1 setting and 1% buttermilk and came out with

A light crunchy crust with perfect texture and easy slicing.”

Betty's buttermilk rye bread
Betty's buttermilk rye bread

On Gram Irene’s Corn Bread:

“This is seriously the best cornbread ever! I am now famous at family gatherings for using this recipe :-). Thank you!”

“This recipe SAVED me! I'd just made a total flop on cornbread muffins from a recipe. I know it's foolish to try a new recipe last-minute, but I couldn't find my old standby. So right before a luncheon, I made these after throwing the other “bricks” away. This turned out great!

Gram Irene's cornbread
Gram Irene's cornbread

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