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Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars, sweet and crunchy

These crispy-topped brown sugar bars are at once familiar and surprising. The ingredient list is short and grocery store and pantry-friendly. The combination of Rice Krispies (or whatever puffed rice cereal you choose) and chocolate is reminiscent of a Nestle Crunch bar. But this particular arrangement—a layer of crisp and buttery brown sugar cookie covered …

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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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Momofuku Milk Bar Pie [formerly Crack Pie]

This pie is a homely little dessert. But there’s a reason it was formerly named crack pie. (And there are reasons the name was problematic.) It’s since been renamed simply Milk Bar Pie, which is a fine name for a pie that’s come to be synonymous with Momofuku Milk Bar itself. It is rich and …

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Brown Sugar Oat Flour Banana Walnut Bread

Another banana bread? Yeah, I know. I just wrote about the double chocolate one last week. But this one is different. It’s more of a breakfast bread. It eschews chocolate in favor of whole grain oat flour and toasted walnuts and a more restrained use of butter and sugar. It fits a classic banana nut …

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