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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

There’s something about short days and cold weather that make cake seem like a reasonable breakfast option. Especially if said cake generously spiced, laden with pumpkin (vegetables!) and sprinkled with a cinnamon-scented brown sugar pecan streusel. I’m usually more of a savory breakfast person, but I just love this pumpkin coffee cake. It’s just the …

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Buttermilk Waffles, light and custardy

These buttermilk waffles are just the thing to make when you want a breakfast that feels special but doesn’t require too much work. There’s no separating of egg yolks and whites. No beating of egg whites. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It can produce great waffles. But I am way too lazy to …

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Buttermilk Biscuits; easy, flaky, buttery goodness

As a northerner, I may not be allowed to have a say about buttermilk biscuits. So I want to be upfront, in case any southerners are lurking, that I am coming at this without having grown up on biscuits made with White Lily (which, for the uninitiated is a low protein flour made with soft …

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Coffee Cardamom Morning Buns, gooey goodness

Here they are. Warm, soft whirls of dough. They’re coffee cardamom morning buns. And they’re just the thing for a weekend brunch. When you want something sweet but not too sweet. And familiar and comforting but not boring. And special but not too much trouble to make from start to finish in one morning. These …

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Raspberry Lemon Muffins, jammy and light

There are those who dismiss the muffin as a cupcake without frosting. But, well, they’re wrong. And they’re missing out. Muffins are a similar-looking but entirely different creature. Muffins have a craggy, irregular crumb structure unlike the aerated, regular, sliceable cupcake interior. And muffins tend to have significantly less sugar and sometimes they have whole …

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Orange Ginger Scones with Crème Fraîche Icing

Sometimes you want a special breakfast. Something that feels like it came from a bakery. But you don’t want to put your shoes on and you want to be able to eat it before your mind wanders to lunch. That’s where these orange ginger scones come in. They’re dead simple to make. The dough comes …

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