Loaded with sweet strawberries, these tender muffins with crisp, golden tops are perfect for a special breakfast or brunch. They’re a nice change from blueberry muffins — and as pretty as they are delicious.
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup
Here you have my favorite buttermilk pancakes studded with juicy fresh blueberries and topped with a gorgeous deep purple blueberry syrup. They’re like an explosion of intense blueberry flavor. Don’t be tempted to skip the syrup; it only takes a few minutes to make and is definitely the best part!
Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Glaze
These are the perfect cinnamon buns: light and tender on the inside, golden and caramelized on the outside and, best of all, quick to make.
Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread
This banana bread is tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of melted chocolate running through it. It’s fun to make: you spoon the banana and chocolate batters into a loaf pan alternately, then artistically swirl the two together with a knife.
Savory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is usually sweet, but it can be made savory too. This version, brimming with sweet pork sausage and sharp cheddar, is deeply flavored with a crisp, golden crust and tender, creamy interior. I love it for entertaining because it can be made ahead of time and feeds a crowd.
Peaches & Berries with Lemon-Mint Syrup
This fruit salad is delicious on its own but also pairs well with pound cake, vanilla ice cream — or both!
Spinach & Gruyère Quiche
Of all the spinach quiches I’ve tried over the years, this classic French version is my favorite. The combination of heavy cream and Gruyère makes it insanely rich. There’s also a good bit of spinach, which balances out all that richness and — dare I say — makes it just a little bit good for you.
Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts
Baked oatmeal is a traditional and comforting Amish breakfast casserole that has a consistency similar to that of bread pudding. There are endless variations — the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand — but this version filled with tart apples and plump raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is my favorite.
Light and Tender Cream Scones
Light, tender and biscuit like, these scones are delicious slathered with butter and jam.
Perfect for brunch, grand mimosas are festive cocktails made with orange juice, Champagne and orange liqueur.
Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake
This is the perfect cake for lemon lovers! Lemon zest and lemon juice are added to the batter, which lightly perfume the cake with lemon. Then, while the cake is still warm from the oven, it is doused with a lemon syrup to further enhance the lemon flavor. Finally, the cake is drizzled with a tart lemon glaze, which adds a pop of intense lemon flavor to every bite.
These Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are as good with your morning coffee as they are with dessert wine, afternoon tea or ice cream.
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