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Apple Blackberry Cardamom Muffins

Got apples? Grate some to make these fragrant, lively Apple Blackberry Cardamom Muffins for breakfast soon. They’re delightful! If I had to sum up this week in a single word, it would “off.” The whole week is off. There’s been drama and rescheduled appointments and a general feeling of disrespect. It’s been hard and painful …

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Farmer’s Market Panzanella Salad

This easy Panzanella salad recipe combines fresh flavors of farmers market vegetables with toasted bread and a red wine vinaigrette. A delightful dish! Torn bits of toasted bread. Fresh tomatoes, corn, peppers, carrots, cucumbers, basil. A red wine vinaigrette. This salad is simple but comes together in the most extraordinary of ways. And with many …

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Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake

This sweet Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake features an airy banana cake dotted with sweet wild blueberries and topped with a buttery sugar-cinnamon topping. A delight. This is it. The wind-down of summer. In one week and two days, school will be in session again. So will dance school for my daughter, and a hefty meet …

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Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Cake

Lightly sweetened, this breakfast cake has a springy texture and is easy to make. Why not bake a Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Cake today? A few months back marked five years since we moved to Maine. Leading up to it, I thought about it often. Five years is a long time — longer than I lived …

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Blueberry Pecan Scones

Quick, easy and low-mess, these Blueberry Pecan Scones have a one-bowl preparation and bake for only 20 minutes. Why not try these for breakfast soon? Like much of the country, Maine has been in a heatwave for days. It’s meant I haven’t felt much like cooking and have avoided the kitchen. But when I stumbled …

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Light, moist Apple Cinnamon Muffins are dusted with coarse sugar for a lovely breakfast muffin with a nice crunch. There are certain things we almost never buy. Cookies, for instance, unless they are a special variety that we don’t or haven’t made at home. Taco seasoning is another good example (why buy when it’s so …

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Banana Toffee Bread

Sweet, tender, buttery banana bread is dotted with toffee pieces in this lovely loaf — perfect for breakfast or a snack. If you’d told me 10 years ago today that I would move to Maine for a dream job at a newspaper, get divorced, raise two kids solo and adopt a kitten, I would have …

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