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Stress Baking: recipes for the days ahead of us

When you’re stuck at home, there’s little that’s more soothing and rewarding than engaging in some stress baking. Baking is predictable. If you follow the instructions things turn out pretty well. There’s nothing scary about it. The stakes are low. No one will die if you screw this up. And, unless you have a major …

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Quiche with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Are there still people out there pretending that quiche is some kind of effete food? Because that’s bosh. When done well, quiche makes for a delightful savory breakfast or brunch (or even a mean lunch or dinner alongside a simple green salad). It’s rich with egg-and-dairy custard that makes for a lovely contrast with a …

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Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Christmas and New Year’s mornings are perfect times to enjoy a special breakfast. Here is a collection of some of my favorite holiday breakfast and brunch recipes. They are mostly on the sweeter side, though there are bagels and buttermilk biscuits and bacon cheddar scones if you’re more of a savory fan, and they are …

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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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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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