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I recently did five days with NO SUGAR. You guys ... that was hard! I love a good treat at the end of the day and I love a fun breakfast to start the day. But recently it's been sugar overload with parties and more parties and lots of time to bake. I needed those five days to de-sugar my body. But the night before my sugar-free stretch ended I was already thinking about how to reward myself the next morning. And these blackberry scones were the perfect way to to do it. The right amount of flaky,...

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These aren't hit-you-in-the-face pumpkin. But they are light, airy, fluffy, creamy and fulfilling. Long pillows of fall-spiced flavor to start off a beautiful, lazy Saturday.     Recipe from Simplistically Living. Click HERE for recipe. Add new comment...

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I love a good coffee cake in the morning. Or sometimes at 10 at night. Because coffee cake is pretty satisfying then too.   This one would be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning. Or any morning when you have a few extra minutes and the leaves outside are crunchy brown and orange.       Recipe from Bake or Break. Click HERE for the recipe. I recommend using more chopped pecans than what the recipe calls for. Mine is a bit sparse and I measured what the recipe said. A...

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When I used to work at a domestic violence agency, I was part of a coalition to stop violence in the neighborhood. We met monthly and more often than not the facilitator would have a box of bagels from Panera. The Cinnamon Crunch Bagel was always my go-to and sometimes I'd eat two just because they are so good!     Clearly I have no Panera close to me now so I decided to try my own hand at a good substitute.     I obviously need to work on my hole-making skills in the bagel w...

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Festivity. Even sitting in my shorts with my green, green grass outside this cake can make me feel just like Christmas. The gorgeous ruby Christmas color. The tangy cranberries we don't often eat fresh any other time of the year.    This coffee cake is about as simple as homemade can get with just five ingredients. And isn't that just what you want in the midst of the present wrapping, nightly events, frantic cookie decorating? So take a load off for a minute. Practice being present ov...

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Oatmeal raisin rolls. A sweet treat on a lazy day. Not overly indulgent. You can feel a bit better about these than a cinnamon roll. But still that belly-comfort feeling of soft, warm, fresh bread kneeded by your own hands and going into your mouth.       Taken from Averie Cooks. Recipe found HERE. Add new comment...

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S'mores is such an iconic, American flavor profile. Who can resist it in any different version? The original over a campfire, thrown in an icecream, made into a pie or cupcake. I've tried it all. But in a scone? Of course I had to try that too.     Of course the original is always best. These scones don't quite replicate the taste of melty, gooey chocolate in your mouth. But fun to eat, able to be considered breakfast and oh so cute? Absolutely! Who can resist that beautiful, bruleed t...

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Not a traditional scone. A bit chewier due to the oatmeal. Possibly a bit healthier too ??   A maple glaze is always worth it though.     This one is rich and buttery. See for yourself ...         Recipe taken from How Sweet Eats. Found here. Add new comment...

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What? This is breakfast?   We can't possibly consider this breakfast, can we?   Oh yes we can! Thanks to the word pancake in it.    But be prepared because this is outrageous breakfast. Over the top breakfast. On another level and can your stomach handle it breakfast?       Hearty pancakes, homemade pastry cream, ganache. Woah.   Dripping, sliding, melting, gushing down the sides. Woah.       Boston Creme Pie Pancakes recipe taken from Count...

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Little french donut muffins were one of my favorites growing up. They were always a lot lighter than your average muffin and I was always a sucker for a good butter-cinnamon-sugar bath.   So combine that with some homemade pastry cream piped into the middle and I'm golden! These were totally delightful if just a bit finicky. ... But could someone please explain to me how to eat one of them without a steady dribble of pastry cream flowing down my face?       Recipe taken from ...

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