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FLUFFY OMELETTE

I love a Breakfast Presentation. You know what I mean – you’re sitting stoop-shouldered at the kitchen table, sleepy and cranky and feeling as if you’ve lost the power of speech, and then someone places a fluffy omelette in front of you and everything changes. These omelettes are so beautiful and easy (basically you’re just adding one step in separating the eggs and beating them to peaks before cooking the omelette.) It emerges as a light, soft, soufflé-like creation, topped […]

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CHOCOLATE CINNAMON ROLLS

What’s better than a warm, gooey cinnamon roll on Christmas morning? A warm gooey cinnamon roll with slivers of chocolate melted through it, that’s what. This is the stuff Christmas memories are made of, and I only make them once a year because they are truly irresistible. If you’re leery of working with yeast, be reassured – as long as your yeast is fresh they will come out looking like a bakeshop dream. Enjoy! Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls Makes 10 medium-sized […]

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OVERNIGHT QUINOA OATMEAL

OVERNIGHT QUINOA OATMEAL Anything I can do that allows me to sleep in is worth the effort, so of course I’m embracing all the overnight oats recipes that are popping up everywhere. Oats are better with quinoa though, because quinoa has a nice long nutritional burn that keeps you from getting hungry for hours and hours. It’s the perfect food before a long hike or an extra-busy day when lunch might get postponed until dinner. Add fresh or dried fruit […]

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BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT MUFFINS

BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT MUFFINS These muffins have a lot going on – blueberries, grapefruit juice (with a little pulp thrown in for texture), poppy seeds, and yogurt. I was feeling experimental, and this is one of those recipes that makes me think I should follow my instincts more often. It’s breakfast in a muffin tin: juice, fruit, and carbs, and there’s no need for butter because they already have so much flavor. These were gone in a few seconds, though I […]

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YEAST BISCUITS

YEAST BISCUITS These lovely, light yeast biscuits are a memory from the first and only time I met my Great Grandmother Rogers. She made fried chicken and biscuits in honor of our visit (I still have the recipe in her slightly wobbly handwriting), and they were a revelation. I was six, and the whole experience was wonderful – to meet a total stranger who was a family member, and so loving and kind as she welcomed us into her little […]