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Orange Scones with Rhubarb and Cherries

Last week’s CSA share contained four large stalks of rhubarb. I wanted to use them, but not in a pie, crumble or bar. So I adapted a recipe for moist scone, mixing the rhubarb with orange and cherries. The main flavor in the resulting scone is orange, but the rhubarb gives each bite a little […]

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Coffee-Nut Scones

These are I-can’t-believe-how-moist-these-scones-are scones. They’ve got a good coffee flavor, but as someone who likes sweets, I’d probably add an additional 1/3 cup of sugar. Three tablespoons of nuts doesn’t do too much either. Still, this would be an easy recipe to adapt: take out the coffee granules, cinnamon and nuts, and toss in orange […]

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New York Style Crumb Cake

When I was very little, I would ride with my parents from Long Island to NYC; my parents would go to work, and I would stay at my grandma’s house until they returned. We’d usually stop at a coffee truck pulled over on the side of the road and grab breakfast: for me, a carton […]

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Cinnabons™: Not Just at the Mall Anymore!

Mmm, Cinnabon™. A few weeks ago, I got an invite from Lis — did I want to join her and several other food bloggers in a live baking project? Um, yes! Lis purchased a “Top Secret” recipe for Cinnabon’s™ cinnamon rolls to compare with the results of our recent DB cinnamon roll/sticky roll challenge. After […]

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My First Daring Bakers Challenge:Cinnamon Rolls & Sticky Buns

Cinnamon rolls. Sticky buns. Click here for the recipe. I was so excited (and, um, nervous) about participating in my first Daring Bakers Challenge, I decided to cover it “live blogger” style. Of course, that doesn’t really work when you publish the coverage almost a month later … so, suspend disbelief people! Put yourself into […]

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Cinnamon Rolls & Sticky Buns Recipe

Click here for photos and a discussion of making this recipe. Cinnamon and Sticky Buns(from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice)Daring Bakers Challenge #10: September 2007Host: Marce (Pip in the City) Days to Make: One (1)Active/Resting/Baking Time: 15 minutes to mix, 3 1/2 hours fermentation/shaping/proofing, 20 – 40 minutes to bakeRecipe Quantity: Eight(1) – twelve […]

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La Festa al Fresco Submission: Honeyed Zucchini Muffins (or Cupcakes?) with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Once again, Lis from La Mia Cucina and Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice have teamed up to host La Festa al Fresco. The event is a celebration of fresh, seasonal (and preferably local) ingredients. Such a good idea, no? So, armed with plenty of zucchini from my neighbors’ garden plus 2 lbs of fresh, […]

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Faye’s Monkey Bread

This recipe comes from Faye, a women whom Shane used to work with. Faye’s monkey bread never failed to be appreciated — and devoured — when she brought it in to work. This isn’t your typical monkey bread recipe. Faye’s recipe is closer to caramel cinnamon rolls, all grouped together for a delicious, sticky unravelling. […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Marvelous Muffins

I picked up a copy of Joan Donogh’s recipe for rhubarb muffins with a bunch of rhubarb at the Canandaigua Farmers’ Market. I’d also picked up some strawberries so, with a couple of minor changes (can you guess the biggest one?) these became strawberry rhubarb muffins. Extremely moist and flavorful, these muffins have a sweet […]

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Vegetable-and-Cheese Strata

This is very tasty and simple to make, especially because all the prep work is done ahead of time. Don’t worry if it looks as if there’s very little egg compared to the veggies, cheese and bread: it all bakes up nicely. One note: I substituted a few shallots for the onions in the recipe […]

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