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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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Cranberry Bread with Buttermilk

With a lightly sweetened crumb, this Cranberry Bread with Buttermilk yields a tender loaf dotted with tart cranberries. It’s perfect sliced for breakfast or snacks. Halloween is gone. Election day has passed. Now we’re well into November and … it’s cranberry season! But cranberry sauce isn’t the only way to enjoy fresh cranberries. Tart, firm …

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread recipe yields a moist loaf with a crisp crust. Dotted throughout with chocolate chips and brimming with pumpkin flavor, it’s a favorite. When my son, Will, started middle school a few years back, I was so nervous. I’d never attended middle school myself so I had no idea what to …

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Blueberry Streusel Muffins Recipe

Soft, tender Blueberry Streusel Muffins are easy to bake and perfect for breakfast. The crunchy streusel topping, made with brown sugar, butter and more, makes them extra special. This recipe first appeared on Sarah’s Cucina Bella in August 2007. Just saying that makes me take a little pause. A little context: When I first published …

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Homemade Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

With swirls of airy dough and fragrant sweetness topped with a thick, vanilla-y icing, Homemade Overnight Cinnamon Rolls taste of sweet love and relaxed mornings. It’s been months since we moved, but boxes stubbornly remained around our house until recently — a reminder that we’re still making this our home. Little by little, the paintings, …

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Sweet Potato Avocado Hash

Sweet peppers, sweet onions, sweet potatoes and creamy avocado combine in this easy, satisfying Sweet Potato Avocado Hash breakfast dish. Perfect served with eggs (and perhaps a sausage or two). Last fall when I was teaching two morning classes at two different universities, I ate breakfast on the go more often than I ever thought …

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