Category Archives: breakfast


Ok it’s been awhile, between the baby and work, everything just got crazy. But I want to start getting stuff back up here, so I’m going to begin with something short and simple. See nutella is yummy, so I bought some at Costco. So now I have a lot of nutella. One good thing about this, I also have a great and easy recipe for crepes! Now if only I could keep bananas in the house with two kids…

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Ginger doughnuts!

I love ginger. Love love love it. I also love doughnuts. Together? One of the greatest thing ever. I’ve made this a bunch and I love them every time. They were also a big hit with my son’s preschool class. Don’t be intimidated by the recipe, it’s easier than it seems!

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Strawberry (or any berry you like) Muffins

Cooks Illustrated gives me a lot of my recipes, partially because they are mostly all fantastic, and partially because it comes to my house in a pretty magazine and there are only a few recipes in each so it is less overwhelming than a full cookbook.  This is one of their recipes that has stuck, it makes a great muffin, and while the recipe in the magazine is for blueberry muffins (and it is good with blueberries), I like to use it for strawberry muffins.  It even makes good muffins with less than great strawberries, including frozen ones.  I think it would work well for any berry actually.

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Pumpkin Muffins and Ginger Frosting

So it’s fall, and Halloween-y, which means time for pumpkin muffins. These things are very tasty and allow me to frost things in a ginger frosting, which makes me happy. Plus they are relatively straight forward. Plus, they allow Xander to help “clean” the beaters afterwards, and that makes him very happy as well.

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