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Breakfast

These are some of my favorite recipes for breakfast and brunch, mostly on the weekends with time to enjoy.

Sliced loaf on blue serving platter with powdered sugar.

Pumpkin Praline Bread

Pumpkin Praline Bread, delicious pumpkin bread with a sweet and crunchy praline topping, a perfect treat to usher in autumn.  Great for breakfast, snacking or dessert. Fall has officially arrived and that means I can start making pumpkin stuff.  You all know I’m not the best baker but I make a great pumpkin bread and …

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Overhead of slices of coffee cake.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake, buttery and tender with a pecan-cinnamon-brown sugar streusel filling and topping. Warm and comforting on a weekend morning. My best friend from college and I try and visit each other once a year. Sometimes by ourselves, sometimes with our husbands and kids.  We have so much fun and gab away and …

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Classic Bran Muffins

Easy, classic bran muffins made with bran, whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt.  The best part?  No raisins! I love bran muffins, and I used to eat one every day for breakfast.  Seriously, I did.  I didn’t make them, I got them at a local French bakery in St. Paul, Minnesota.  In fact, I would …

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Cornmeal Blueberry pancakes, side photo of stack of pancakes with syrup being poured over them.

Cornmeal Blueberry Pancakes

Cornmeal blueberry pancakes are what weekends are made for!  Buttermilk pancake batter with cornmeal and fresh blueberries. I don’t make pancakes often, mainly because they’re not Meathead’s favorite and because I think they’re a lot of work first thing in the morning.  Maybe that’s why pancakes are for weekends.  Still, I’m not one to rush …

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Apricot jam in glass jar.

Apricot Jam

Simple apricot jam with seasonal fresh apricots and sugar, small batch recipe for a jar or two that’ll keep in refrigerator for several months, if it even lasts that long!

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Café Au Lait

A little odd for me to write about my coffee preference.  But stay with me, it will make sense. I love a good latte, and for several years I had an espresso machine.  Every morning I made myself two lattes and often made one or two for my husband.  Then the darn machine up and …

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am not a very good baker.  My friend Beth is though.  I already shared her coffee cake recipe in an earlier post.  I was up in the Twin Cities recently and stayed with her a few days.  For breakfast each morning, I had one of her muffins.  Pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips and walnuts. …

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