Breakfast

Dulce de Leche Donuts

October 25, 2011

If you’re going to have a donut, then have a donut! That is a baked cake-style donut, flavored with dulce de leche, studded with pretty flecks of vanilla bean, and covered in more dulce de leche. It’s borderline dessert wearing breakfast camouflage. But at least it’s not fried, right? I took the spiced cake donut [...]

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White Chocolate-Mango Muffins

October 17, 2011
White Chocolate-Mango Muffins

I grew up in a small town. We had a Dairy Queen, a McDonald’s, and a Hartz Chicken. And a restaurant called the Hot Biscuit. We also had a single small grocery store. If they didn’t have it, you didn’t need it. And if you did, you were still out of luck. That small town [...]

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Chocolate Gravy

October 12, 2011
Chocolate Gravy

Don’t wrinkle your nose. Just hear me out first. I’ve actually posted this recipe for chocolate gravy before. 5 (5!) years ago, one of the very first posts on a little website that three people knew about (and we were two of them). Way back before I knew that a Point & Shoot camera came [...]

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Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

September 20, 2011
Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

I bought a donut pan last week. And it is the funnest $10 I’ve spent in a while. Donuts are one of the most inexpensive foods you can buy so why make them at home? Because around here, they don’t sell Pumpkin Donuts I took the basic cake donut recipe that came with the pan [...]

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Peach Freezer Jam

August 25, 2011
Peach Freezer Jam

Current favorite breakfast? Biscuits & jam. Homemade peach jam. Peaches are one of the best things to come out of summer. With the end of the season nearing, they’re amazingly fresh, incredibly juicy, and super inexpensive. We took advantage of the sales and made peach freezer jam to stretch out peach season a little longer. [...]

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Homemade Croissants

August 10, 2011
Homemade Croissants

We have mornings around here that feel more like a poorly scripted sitcom than real life. Eleventy billion toys scattered in a path of hard plastic destruction across the living room and to the kitchen. The sharpest toy always seems to lie in wait at the center of the doorway to our bedroom. Pointy end [...]

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Project Pastry Queen: Whole Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

July 17, 2011
Whole Lemon Muffins with Blueberries

It’s Wildcard Weekend for Project Pastry Queen. We get to go back and make any recipe that we missed along the way. I chose to make the Whole Lemon Muffins that Tara hosted a few weeks ago. The recipe is unique in that you take an entire lemon, remove the seeds, and then throw the [...]

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Blackberry-Lemon Scones

June 22, 2011
Blackberry Lemon Scones

Blackberry and lemon are two of those flavors that are great on their own but almost magical when paired together. The blackberry-lemon combo is in heavy rotation at breakfast, getting mixed into muffins, pancakes, and scones. I tried to come up with a way to get blackberries into a scone without completely demolishing the berries [...]

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