Buttermilk Scones with Jam

Have you ever experienced a proper tea? Like the kind you have in England with mini sandwiches and amazing scones with cream and jam? Well if not, go online right now, book a ticket to England, and experience a proper British tea. If that’s not an option, then find your nearest fancy hotel that offers a tea. But find some reviews online first to make sure they do it up right. Because the best part of a tea, is not actually the tea. Well at least not for me. It’s the scones with the cream and jam. OH MY GOD. So amazing. Just thinking about it now is making me hungry. Sadly, I don’t do heavy creams or dairies anymore, but I can still get down with a scone and jam. I tested these bad boys out last month for my anniversary. I wanted to surprise Dave with breakfast so I made these and served them with three different fruit jams.

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

There was this place growing up called Muffins, etc. that had the best muffins. It’s probably been at least 15 years since I went there, but I still remember the atmosphere in that place, and the amazing muffins. If I could get a place like that in DC, I would be so incredibly happy. But in the meantime, I guess I just have to make my own muffins. I made these back in July to eat on a drive up to Hamilton for a friend’s wedding. We were going to be in the car for 7 hours each way, so I figured we could use some sustenance. These treats served their purpose quite well.

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Strawberry Sour Cream Scones with Crumble Topping

I had to share the recipe for these scones because I used them as a bribe to get my awesome friend Sarah to help me with the redesign of my blog. So, since these scones benefited all of my faithful readers by giving you a much better blog to look at, here is the recipe. And seriously, they’re delicious.

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Glazed Donuts

I am on a mission. I want to recreate the classic Entenmann’s glazed donuts. I have so many fond memories of eating these guys in the back of my parent’s car on the way to ski trips, or sitting around the campfire on family camping trips!

So what this means for you is that I’ll have a lot of donut adventures coming your way. For our Easter brunch last month, I tried these guys. They were good, light and fluffy, but not like the Entenmann’s ones. I prefer the heavier cakier donuts, but for those of you who like the lighter fluffy ones, here’s a great recipe.

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Maple Honey Granola

For those of you who read my Easter brunch post, you know that I served mini yogurt and granola parfaits. I decided to do them because I felt like I had to have at least one healthy breakfast item, just in case anyone didn’t feel like indulging. Below is the recipe for the granola. It was delicious, and I even made it again this weekend. I love taking a little bag of it to work to munch on.

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Streusel Topping

I’ve made these muffins twice, and both times, they have been delicious. Most recently, I served them at our Easter brunch (see this post). There are a couple of things that make these more interesting than your average blueberry muffins. First of all, they have a yummy crunchy lemon streusel topping. Secondly, they involve blueberries in two forms- whole and then also a blueberry jelly of sorts that is swirled through the dough.

If you’re a muffin fan, I definitely recommend making these.


My Favorite Meal of the Week – EASTER Edition

Last year, we had a last minute Easter brunch for a few friends and had so much fun that we decided to do a bigger (more official) one this year. As you know by now, I love brunch. But it is also the hardest meal to host because it requires a lot of last minute things being done in the morning. And after throwing a brunch at the holidays (and being in sweats when the first people showed up), I was determined to get things done on time for this one.

Our menu involved the following items (and was written out on a sign for our guests to see):

– Scrambled eggs wrapped in bacon (see recipe here)
– Blueberry muffins with lemon streusel topping (see my recipe here)
– Mustard potatoes (see recipe here)
– Mini yogurt parfaits with homemade maple granola and strawberries (see granola recipe here)
– Buttermilk donuts (see recipe on the blog next Sunday)
– Chocolate chip banana bread (see recipe here)
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Sticky Buns

As I’ve mentioned many times on my blog, one of the reasons I love to bake is so that on the weekends you can wake up to delicious home baked goods. These sticky buns are a perfect example of this. You do all the work the night before, and then just bake them the next morning.

Homemade Pop-Tarts

Growing up, I thought Pop-Tarts were the coolest thing ever. My mom wouldn’t buy them for us, and so I always loved going to friend’s houses who had them. And now I know, I could have been making them for myself all along. Turns out, they’re super easy!

For Valentine’s Day, I decided to make Pop-Tarts for breakfast. And seriously, they took 15 minutes to prep. So easy!!

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Buttermilk Pancakes

My hands down favorite breakfast is pancakes. They are easy, fast, and seriously delicious. But here’s the thing, not all pancakes are alike. The ones you see all the time are the monster IHOP style ones that take up an entire plate and weigh a pound each.

Well, I’m here to say mine are far superior to those! When I say mine, I really mean the ones that have been made by generations of women in my mom’s family (and maybe a few men too in the more recent generations).


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