Kneading Novice

After reading a little too much about grocery store loaf bread, I decided 2015 is the year to tackle homemade sandwich bread making sans bread machine.

Buying organic bread would assure I'm not feeding the kids GMO or Round Up desiccated wheat with their sandwiches. As a one income household, buying organic bread every time would put a terrible dent in the budget.

Organic isn't the only issue; have you heard that flip flops and loaf bread have a common ingredient? Azodicarbonamide. Or you can look into bromated flour. Either way, the stuff is just plain weird, so I'm spending my days elbow deep in organic and unbromated flour slowly progressing in my bread making ability.

Are you a loaf bread wizard? Any tips or tricks for this kneading novice?