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Maple Bacon Biscuits

Maple Bacon Biscuits

I’m ready for 2013. Like ready ready. I stepped onto the bathroom scale this morning and it said “error.” It’s such a jerk sometimes. Like when it randomly tells me I weigh 10lbs less than I did the day before… and then 6lbs more 8 seconds later. But it does have a point. So all [...]

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Pecan Pumpkin Butter Rolls with Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

Pecan Pumpkin Butter Rolls with Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

Remember that pecan pumpkin butter? Today I’m going to how you to use half of it and, at the same time, take care of breakfast (or dessert) for the week. These non-cinnamon “cinnamon” rolls use pecan pumpkin butter, brown sugar, and roasted pecans for the filling. After baking, the warm rolls are topped with a [...]

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Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Jack Daniels-Cream Cheese Icing

Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Jack Daniels-Cream Cheese Icing

It’s September! The 9th month of the year is the gateway to sweatshirts, chili, football, and all things pumpkin. But before there’s pumpkin and Halloween candy, there are apples. This month, Rachel is throwing an Apple a Day party – a group of fabulous bloggers sharing their favorite apple recipes. And my contribution? Breakfast. But [...]

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PPQ: Ham and Cheese Kolache

Ham and Cheese Kolache

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Emily of She Makes and Bakes. And it’s one of my very, very favorite recipes in the entire book: Kolache. Kolache are czech breakfast pastries that are very popular in Texas. While traditionally topped with a cream cheese or fruit mixture, it was the savory versions [...]

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Braided Pesto Bread

Braided Pesto Bread Wreath

Fresh bread? 10-minute pesto using a bunch of basil from the garden? Let’s be totally honest, there’s zero chance that something like this ever lasts more than 24 hours here. The basil in the garden is really, really thriving. And so are the weeds. 12 days of rain out of the last 15 makes everything [...]

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Everything Burger & Slider Buns

Red Wine Burgers

We’re big, big fans of homemade hamburger buns around here. Peek around and you’ll find Chipotle Buns, Jalapeno Cheddar buns, and Shiner Bock buns. Buns are more than just a vehicle to get from plate to mouth, although that’s their most important job. They’re also an excuse to add another layer of flavor to your [...]

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Jalapeno Cheddar Burger Buns

Jalapeno Cheddar Hamburger Buns

We baked up our share of popular dinner and sandwich rolls at my parents’ bakery but one menu item in particular had a small, cult-like following: golden brown loaves of Jalapeno Cheddar Bread. It was your classic soft, fluffy white sandwich bread, but loaded with shredded sharp cheddar and fresh jalapenos. And they had to [...]

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Sausage Kolache

Texas-Style Homemade Sausage Kolache

Near the top of my list of reasons why I could never move away from Texas, right under “free grandparent babysitting,” is kolache. That list also includes other things like the Texans, quick access to beautiful grapefruit from the Rio valley, homemade tortillas from any number of nearby Mexican markets, Hill Country barbecue, a nearly [...]

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