Nothing beats the smell of hot bread, just out of the oven.I use Laukie Bread Mix for my bread machine. Mixed Grain and Soft White are good mixes to have on hand and are available in larger sized bags making them more economical choices. Laukie Bread Flour is preferred, then you have most of your bread baking covered.
The bread mixes come with packets of dry yeast which you should remove and keep in the fridge. Remember that mixes have bread improver, salt, sugar and some oil added so adjust recipes accordingly.
If you use plain flour, you'll find that your bread has a cakey texture. Bread flour is made from a harder grain so the results are better.