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Black Raspberry Muffins

Guess what? This is post #501. What a long, strange trip it’s been… “If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one food,” said Sadie, “it would be these muffins.” You will have to make them yourself to see if you agree. Black Raspberry Muffins (adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, via The […]

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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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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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Cinnamon Raspberry Muffins

This is a slightly adapted muffin recipe and, if I do say so myself, they came out very nicely. The flavor is gently sweet with a nice contrast between the warm, spicy cinnamon notes and the bright and fresh flavors from the raspberry jam. The crumb is tender and moist and the sugar topping even […]

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Coconut Chai Breakfast Cake

I am not becoming a vegan. I am not becoming a vegetarian. I like meat and dairy way too much. (In fact, I’m thinking about getting this t-shirt.) But maybe — once in a while — I can dabble with recipes from the veggie side. I’d wanted to make a cake using chai (inspired by […]

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Sugar Spot Banana Muffins

This is my second submission to Weekend Breakfast Blogging and it’s another banana recipe. What can I say? I like bananas. And the name of the recipe — “sugar spot” in reference to the little brown dots bananas get when they’re sweet and ripe — I couldn’t resist. I was hoping for something reminiscent of […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Sadie’s second grade class is a cornucopia of parties, games, and field trips. Sure, they’re forced to do work between recess, but by and large, it’s a fun place to be. Her teacher is nice, the kids are nice, the school is nice. Today, her class is having an end-of-the-year breakfast party, catered by parents […]

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Pecan Cinnamon Muffins

(Check out Retro Recipe Challenge #1!) I was cleaning out my kitchen cabinets – more of an archeological dig, really – and rediscovered the “Totally Muffins Cookbook.” Sue, my mother-in-law, picked this up for me at a garage sale (along with two sets of pristine, still-in-the-wrapper giant muffin tins. It was awesome. I later went […]

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Buns, Part II

Read Part I. The Raspberry Cream Cheese Breakfast buns, both large and small. (They look like they’re getting ready to face-off, don’t they? “RUMBLE IN THE KITCHEN!”) I suspected that these “buns” would be more like muffins (that is, more cakey and less bready) and, as it turns out, I was right: they’re basically muffins. […]

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