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Cinnamon-Sugar Coffee Cake, A Vintage Recipe

Cinnamon-Sugar Coffee Cake, A Vintage Recipe

| January 20, 2012 | 9 Comments

Coffee cake is one of those things. It’s comforting and familiar and perfect for breakfast. This one, made from a recipe from the 1930s, has a dense crumb and an irresistible buttery cinnamon sugar topping. No, it’s not that impossibly fluffy and almost-dessert-sweet coffee cake from the grocery store. But it doesn’t want to be. […]

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Baked Eggs with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes and Basil

Baked Eggs with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes and Basil

| January 16, 2012 | 12 Comments

These eggs remind me of summer. Sweet fresh tomatoes are encircled with the brilliant flavor of fresh basil. There’s slightly sweet roasted garlic, which I have been obsessed with lately, blended with rich heavy cream — a nod to winter. And the warmth of the baked dish make it perfect for a chilly morning. Or […]

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Chocolate Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait

Chocolate Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait

| January 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

Do you ever peek in other people’s baskets at the grocery store? It’s probably a little voyeuristic, but I totally do. I just find it fascinating what people buy. I notice the folks who buy a ton of frozen meals and the ones who stock up on meats. I notice the ones with tons of […]

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Maple Corn Muffins

Maple Corn Muffins

| December 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s a muffin! It’s a corn muffin! It’s a maple corn muffin! And it’s amazing. Filled with maple-y goodness, these easy muffins aren’t overly sweet, which makes them so versatile. You can enjoy them warm with a pat of butter (my favorite way!) for breakfast or a snack. Who doesn’t love butter? They are tender […]

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Buttery, Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

Buttery, Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

| December 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Biscuits didn’t make frequent appearances on our table when I was a child. No, we were more of a grocery store bakery Italian bread family — always purchased fresh that day with a crusty outside and a soft, airy inside. Since I wasn’t a fan of the crusty outside, I would tear out the insides […]

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Roasted Two Potato and Chicken Sausage Hash with Poached Egg

Roasted Two Potato and Chicken Sausage Hash with Poached Egg

| November 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

When I look at this photo, all I can think is good morning. It’s so inviting. All the contrasting textures and flavors … Wait. Let me tell you about it. Looking is one thing, but hearing is a whole other. The simple roasted potatoes — both russet and sweet varieties — seasoned only with a […]

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How to Bake Bacon: A Less Mess Method

How to Bake Bacon: A Less Mess Method

| September 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

When my power went out on Sunday and I couldn’t work on Monday and Tuesday, it wasn’t a restful few days vacation. There was the stress of having no power and no running water, the worry about the kids safety and health and the extreme concern over my job and freelance writing. It was unsettling, […]

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Banana Toffee Pancakes

Banana Toffee Pancakes

| August 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

The days are quickly ticking by until school begins again. And while I am excited for the start of school — all the new supplies, the fresh start, the new teachers — I am sad that this summer is almost over for us. I am mourning a little. But, there are highlights … the kids […]

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Simple Blueberry Muffins

Simple Blueberry Muffins

| August 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

This simple blueberry muffin recipe is easy to whip up in the morning and will have everyone clamoring for more. Whenever my daughter and I walk by the bakery area of our local grocery store, she always says the same thing: “Mommy, can I have a muffin?” For someone who really isn’t into sweets (she […]

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Banana Blueberry Pancakes

Banana Blueberry Pancakes

| July 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s not often that overripe bananas find their way into my kitchen. Between Shawn and the kids, we easily plow through a dozen or more a week. But a couple times a year, I get way too overzealous buying bananas or the kids just get tired of them temporarily, and a few of those bananas […]

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