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christmas morning (cranberry orange) muffins

December 23, 2014

Golden and aromatic, these Christmas morning muffins create cranberry-orange sugar clouds that waft through the house. Fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg, the scent may be enough to lure your family from their warm beds to the breakfast table, or at least to gather sleepily around ...

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cranberry orange snickerdoodles

December 18, 2014

Snickerdoodles are one cookie I find myself making every year; the pillowy puffs of cinnamon-sugar with slightly crisp edges and soft centers are my idea of cookie heaven. For a seasonal twist, I perfumed the batter with fresh orange zest and folded in plump dried ...

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cranberry-orange twists

December 1, 2014

When you think of Christmas, what comes to mind? A bedecked tree, a crackling fire, a fresh snowfall? For me, Christmas is anything cranberry-orange and these twists are just like Christmas dreams. I’m especially excited about this recipe because the idea came to me a ...

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orange rolls

March 31, 2014

What was the most memorable part of holiday meals for you as a child? At Easter, and only at Easter, my grandma made orange rolls. I looked forward to the sweet rolls for weeks in advance, dreaming of the citrus-flecked glaze. Is it any wonder ...

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batterway coffeecake

March 10, 2014

Now that we’ve sprung forward, I like to think that the extra hour of daylight means spring is upon us. With the new season comes wedding showers and weekend brunches, creating the need for a good coffeecake. My solution is this no-knead batterway coffeecake from ...

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orange-pecan tea bread

January 10, 2014

If I let myself spend winter afternoons however I wished, you’d find me curled up on a leather sofa pouring over a stack of cookbooks and magazines. A steaming mug of Earl Grey and a slice of orange-pecan tea bread fit in my vision nicely. ...

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overnight skillet french toast

December 22, 2013

We are now in the final countdown to Christmas. Wrapping paper and ribbon may be shuffling between rooms and your refrigerator may be bursting with anticipation. Though your schedule may be impossibly full, I have your Christmas breakfast covered: overnight skillet French toast. With a ...

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cranberry-orange biscotti

December 8, 2013

Biscotti are one of my go-to homemade gifts and when you start with a solid base recipe, the flavor variations are endless. Whether you crave double chocolate, classic almond, orange-pecan, or cranberry-orange, a jar filled with biscotti is always appreciated. The light and crunchy cookies ...