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One of my new rules for happier living is:
Try to cook something every day that makes the house smell good. This can encompass a lot of things, from chili to bread to cookies to (if you want the simple option) popcorn. Today I chose Lazy Irish Beer Bread.

I used this recipe, which I've shared before as an inclusion in my best recipes of the year. You can use pretty much any type of beer, and any type of flour instead of self-rising, as long as you add 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bread tip: letting the dough rise for a little while on the counter, though not strictly necessary, makes a tastier finished product.