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Monkey Bread Pull Apart Loaf

Monkey Bread Pull Apart Loaf

There are times when we all want a little shortcut in the kitchen. Sometimes, this takes the form of an overnight recipe¬†that can be prepared in advance and sometimes it takes the form of a recipe that starts with some store-bought ingredients. This¬†Monkey Bread Pull Apart Loaf starts with a tube of refrigerated biscuit dough that really streamlines the baking process. With minimal prep time, ... Read More »

Espresso Bear Claws with Chocolate Chips

Easy Espresso Bear Claws with Chocolate Chips

I can’t remember the last time I had a really good bear claw. A bear claw is a type of pastry that originated in the US sometime in the early 20th century, getting its name from the partial slices made along one side of the curved pastry that resembled the claws of a bear (particularly if you squint). There are actually several styles of bear ... Read More »

Bakery-Style Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Bakery-Style Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are probably the most popular muffin flavor in the US. The muffins can be found at almost every market, bakery and cafe that sells pastries. The muffins that come out of commercial ovens at bakeries are sometimes almost too pretty to eat. They have perfect tops and are packed with fresh blueberries. I know that I have made my share of disappointing blueberry ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

I can’t resist a good brunch. It’s an excuse to make up some fun drinks – both alcoholic and nonalcoholic – and make a variety of sweet and savory dishes to entertain friends and family with. I often make baked egg dishes because they can be prepared in advance and are large enough to serve a crowd. If you’re looking for a more unique egg ... Read More »

Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

Easy Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

There are two types of cake that I will serve at breakfast: streusel-topped coffee cakes and moist, fruit-laden cakes. The fruity cakes could certainly be considered as dessert options, but when cakes are loaded with fruit I tend to feel that they don’t need frosting and that frosting-less cakes are very valid breakfast options (even though they’re still technically cake). This Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake ... Read More »

Tequila Sunrise

How to Make a Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

I love making Tequila Sunrises when I’m entertaining for brunch. While champagne cocktails and bellinis have a festive carbonation to them, I like the colors and the simplicity of these a bit better. Plus, I feel obligated to use up the whole bottle of champagne when I’m making cocktails with it because I don’t want it to lose its carbonation. That means that when I’m ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pancake Cups

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pancake Cups

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods and while I love classic buttermilk pancakes, I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy them. These Pancakes Cups – and you can get the recipe on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) – are currently at the top of my “most fun way to eat pancakes” list. The pancake cups are like individual dutch babies that are ... Read More »

Tequila Sunrise Muffins

Tequila Sunrise Muffins

A Tequila Sunrise is a classic brunch cocktail and one of the most popular uses for tequila outside of a margarita. The cocktail is easy to make, with a combination of fresh orange juice, tequila and grenadine – with the grenadine playing a key part by adding both color and sweetness to the drink. These Tequila Sunrise Muffins are inspired by the cocktail and use ... Read More »

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