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.

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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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

As you may have noticed, I love to make breakfast items. This may have to do with the fact that brunch is my favorite meal, but really I just love having delicious smells in the apartment on Sunday mornings. The following is one of my most recent endeavors. And I have to say, it was one of the messier ones.

I tend to find a lot of my recipes on Pinterest. I love this because it helps introduce me to new things that I wouldn’t otherwise think of. But there is a downside – people always manage to show perfect, beautiful pictures of their items, and this is not always easy to recreate. As many of you may have learned, a lot of the work in baking is not pretty, and quite often, your items do not end up quite as pretty as the ones in the picture. But this is ok. You have to learn to just keep going, because quite often, it all works out in the end.

For me, this was one of those situations. The bread was delicious, but I struggled to get it to look as nice as the recipe I adapted. But here’s the good news, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that those you’re sharing it with, enjoy it. So go on, get flour on your hands and apron, and make a mess of your kitchen!


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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If there is something that I have made most in my baking career, it is definitely banana bread. While yes I do love it, that is not why I end up making it all the time. Really, it comes down to the fact that I hate wasting food. And nine times out of ten, I (or my roommates in the past) do not get through all of the bananas before they go brown. My solution is to freeze them until I have enough to make banana bread (3-4).
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