apple crumb cake

Coffee cake is a staple in my family’s brunch meal. We make the same one every time, this delicious one from chef Sara Foster, a local to our area of NC , but this apple crumb cake is so good that it might just replace our classic version this year. The version we usually make…

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zucchini bread

I love quick breads. I eat them for breakfast, mid-morning snack, afternoon snack, and dessert. No matter the flavor – banana bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, carrot cake loaf, cranberry streusel quick bread – they never last long in our house. This healthier version of zucchini bread is no exception. Not only do I love…

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DIY Instant Oatmeal

Keeping on theme with easy breakfasts for back-to-school (and really every day in between), these DIY instant oatmeal jars are the perfect healthy breakfasts that will keep you full until lunch. They take only minutes to prepare, cost less than individually packed instant oats, and allow you to control what other ingredients you add to…

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toast toppings, four ways

Each year as students head back to school, I find myself thinking about my own back to school memories. Some of the memories that stick out the most are the dreaded early morning wake-up calls and the bus and carpool rides that were always accompanied by a paper towel wrapped slice of toast. Toast has…

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pistachio cinnamon morning buns

I realized last night that after the long weekend last week, I never got around to posting. Whoops! We were on the road on Tuesday and it felt like our routine was totally off until the weekend came and we got a reset. While I missed you last week, these pistachio cinnamon morning buns were…

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eggnog cinnamon rolls

Our tree is up, there is a mess of Christmas decorations all around the house – it seems like the perfect time to break out the eggnog. I can’t imagine a better way to have my eggnog than ooey gooey cinnamon rolls filled with nutmeg and cinnamon swirl and eggnog in the batter and in…

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cranberry quick bread

Welcome aboard the Thanksgiving Express! I was going to name this Leftover Cranberry Sauce Quick Bread, but Cranberry Quick Bread had a slightly better ring ;) Unlike some bakers and cooks who love the food-centric day, Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. I enjoy spending time with family and relaxing in the midst of a…

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brown butter scones with apple cider glaze

The other day when I was describing these brown butter scones to Lane, she said, “brown butter is your thing.” It caught me off guard. While I do love the uniquely delicious nutty flavor brown butter provides, and some of my favorite recipes on this blog incorporate it (hello, brown butter ginger cookies), I had…

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peach, basil, honey, and whipped ricotta toast

I can’t believe I’m giving you a “recipe” for toast. I’m almost sorry, but the flavors of this peach, basil, honey, and whipped ricotta toast are so good that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it before the summer stone fruit disappear. There is a coffee shop nearby that has a toast bar…

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fig and almond overnight oats

I am on a quick weekday morning breakfast kick right now. First, healthier banana muffins, now, an even quicker and healthier breakfast: fig and almond overnight oats. With just two bowls and a few ingredients, you can prep breakfast for the week in 5 minutes or less. Yes, please! Our typical evening routine is to…

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