Breakfast/Brunch

Overnight Belgian Waffles + a Waffle Skillet Giveaway!

August 15, 2011
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Not a week after receiving a sample tub of Land O Lakes¬†cinnamon sugar butter, I went to the refrigerator to see if there was enough left for the caramelized cinnamon apples I wanted to make with it. Nope. Not even close. My husband and our two kids, breakfast by breakfast, had made their way through […]

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Blueberry Rice Muffins

June 23, 2011
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I noticed three interesting phenomena as I made this rice flour recipe for blueberry muffins for the first time: Rice flour expaaaaands…just like how your stomach feels full after eating rice. I scooped some of the batter into my muffin pan, turned away for a minute, and by the time I came back to the […]

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Friendship Bread ~ Novel Review & Giveaway!

April 18, 2011
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For the past month or so I’ve been stirring, mashing and feeding a bread starter every day. It’s a bit of a commitment to maintain and it looks and smells a little gnarly on the counter along the way…all sour, bubbly and pasty. But after a while my efforts are rewarded with the opportunity to […]

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The Results Are In: Which Flour Made the Best Biscuits?

February 14, 2011
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A number of you expressed an interest in seeing a “biscuit bakeoff” after last week’s Southern-Style Biscuits recipe from the back of the White Lily self-rising flour package. Does White Lily flour really make a better biscuit, as so many southern bakers claim? How do biscuits made with White Lily measure up to those made […]

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Southern-Style Biscuits

February 8, 2011
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When our plates arrived out at breakfast a few weeks ago, our eyes shifted immediately to the enormous biscuits. Lori (RecipeGirl) and I could not have been more eager to break ours open, explore the flaky layers and dollop on some mango preserves. Amanda (Kevin & Amanda), the Alabama girl that she is, took a […]

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Heart-Shaped Baked Chocolate Doughnuts (+Seattle’s Best Coffee Giveaway!)

January 27, 2011
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This has to be the best bad idea I’ve had in a while: buying a doughnut pan. I resisted and resisted for as long as I could, knowing that once I had one of these things in my house I’d have no choice but to bake doughnuts as often as I wanted (could I handle […]

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Holiday Q&A with Lucinda Scala Quinn + Panettone French Toast

December 21, 2010
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Holiday entertaining tips and traditions were the topics of a lovely conversation I had last week with Lucinda Scala Quinn, Executive Director of Food & Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, cookbook author and host of Hallmark Channel’s Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn. Whether you’re attending a holiday party this week and need ideas […]

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Multigrain Pancakes

November 10, 2010
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A few weeks ago, after dropping off our little kids at preschool, a group of friends and I convened at a long reserved table at a quaint local breakfast spot. The occasion: a baby shower for our friend Chelsea, who is expecting her fourth and fifth! People often ask me whether we’re looking to grow […]

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Maple Cinnamon Granola

November 8, 2010
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I don’t consider myself to be a picky eater in the least…except when it comes to breakfast. And particularly when it comes to breakfast cereals. The bottom line: I just can’t handle soggy cereal. That means anything with flakes or puffs is automatically out. The presence of the words “crunch” or “clusters” in the name […]

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Quiche Lorraine…and Recipes With Vague Directions

October 27, 2010
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Do you know what it means to “Scald cream”? Would you know what to do if a recipe said to “Saut√© onions – set aside”, with no advice on type of pan, amount of oil, degree of heat or markers to know when it’s done? If you read, “lightly beat eggs then add to [scalded] […]

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