Category “Brunch”

Monday, 21 September, 2009

Pumpkin Bread

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I couldn’t have said it better than my mom did: It’s fall!! It’s time for Pumpkin Bread!

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Monday, 29 June, 2009

My Best Banana Nut Bread

Banana-Nut Bread

Dear readers, this past weekend was my very first farmers market selling bread on our town square. It was so much fun! The whole experience was an all-around success. I made new friends, got to know some local farmers, and even traded a few loaves for some fresh produce for next week’s baked goods!

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Tuesday, 21 April, 2009

God Save the Queen

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Today is Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II’s actual birthday, and my mom and I decided to make some truly authentic English scones in celebration!

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Wednesday, 15 April, 2009

Amish Baked Oatmeal, with a Modern Twist

Baked Oatmeal

I always eat breakfast, every morning. You’ve got to. Mom says. But I usually eat it on the run.

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Tuesday, 14 April, 2009

Outrageously Moist Banana Bread

Banana Nut Bread (4)

Banana bread should be many things. It should be very banana-y. It should be a beautiful golden brown. It should be studded with toasty nuts or melty chocolate chunks. It should be fresh, flavorful . . . homey. Must most of all? Banana bread should be outrageously, unbelievably moist.

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Monday, 6 April, 2009

Southern Gal’s Breakfast

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My Grandpa, my dad’s dad, grew up in Augusta, Georgia – an interesting spot for my original Irish ancestors to wind up. This is my main claim to being actually southern. After attending Georgia Tech and becoming a hell of an engineer, this southern boy moved to Detroit.

And even in Detroit, my Grandma managed to find grits to cook for her husband. My dad grew up with grits as a breakfast staple, and to this day he makes the best grits I’ve ever tasted.

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Sunday, 15 March, 2009

Doing small things in a great way . . .

Banana Nut Muffins 1

Here is a fun mini-muffin recipe that I made with some more ripe bananas I wanted to use up. It is based on my Banana Cake recipe, but I’ve added nuts and spices to make a tender, hearty, cozy morning treat.

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Thursday, 5 March, 2009

And you thought coffee was addictive…

Buttermilk Coffee Cake

. . . wait until you try this coffee cake! I wanted to use up some buttermilk that was going to expire, so I came up with this moist and fluffy morning treat. We cannot stop eating it – morning, noon, and night! The buttermilk adds just the lightest touch of tangy flavor to the delicate cake, and the toasty spiced nuts that make up the topping are just delicious.

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Tuesday, 24 February, 2009

Mardi Gras with Danish Ebelskivers

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So: Ebelskiver. Say it with me: “able-skeever” – yes!

These delightful little pastries are actually spherical Danish pancakes that have a filling in the middle. Ebelskiver means “apple slices” in Danish, and you will sometimes see it spelled “aebelskiver.” As you might have guessed, apples are one of the traditional fillings that you will find inside an ebelskiver.

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Thursday, 19 February, 2009

Auntie Heather’s Apple Cake

This is the most wonderful, moist, dense, and deliciously cozy cake you have EVER put in your mouth. The perfect end to a hearty winter meal.

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