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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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Homemade Strawberry Sauce

Fresh strawberries, sugar and lemon juice are all that’s needed to make a batch of this sweet strawberry sauce — perfect for spooning onto waffles, pancakes, angel food cake and more. If early summer has a flavor, it might just be strawberry. It’s the fragrant reminder of childhood treks through strawberry fields and trips to …

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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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Sweet Chestnut Scones

These sweet, tender baked goods are dotted with chopped chestnuts for a lovely holiday flavor. Sweet Chestnut Scones are great served hot from the oven. Use what you have. That’s advice my mother shared with me when she visited for Thanksgiving. It came from her friend, who was referring to crystal glassware. The friend, a …

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Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Got pumpkin puree? Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Coffee Cake uses one cup of pumpkin puree to make a tender, fragrant coffee cake with a sweet cinnamon layer. This is the breakfast you didn’t know you were missing. There’s something magical about the combination of cinnamon and sugar. On toast, it’s transformative, turning regular bread and butter …

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Cranberry Coffee Cake made with leftover cranberry sauce

Cranberry Coffee Cake

Use leftover cranberry sauce to make this tender, sweet-tart breakfast masterpiece. This recipe for Cranberry Coffee Cake is delightful. After Thanksgiving, the leftovers loom. We devour plates of reheated foods, make sandwiches, craft turkey enchiladas and so much more. But despite all the leftovers we eat, it seems we never can quite finish all the …

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