Hear ya - but with a 21 mth old running around, this is the only chance I get to bake LOL
i can relate to that!!!!
i use my machine loads for the same reason, but tend to bake in the oven and just use dough cycle.
i have this book and its really good.
Amazon.co.uk: Bread Machine Cookbook: Books: Donna Rathmell German
Its also a myth you cant use freshyeast in bm, just make sure its fully disolved in the water before you add it.