Breakfast/Brunch

almond flour banana muffins

Almond Flour Banana Bread/Muffins

Posted on Aug 29th, 2012

Remember those ads that began with the music to "It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year"? The mom would spin through the store on the back of a…

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apple buttermilk muffins

Apple Buttermilk Muffins with Coconut Crumble #MuffinMonday

Posted on Nov 7th, 2011

After being away from the house most of the week, my routine interrupted, my refrigerator having special needs, it's not easy getting back into the…

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Bacon Cinnamon Bun - Poet in the Pantry

Bacon Cinnamon Buns

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2014

Today was a wrap-yourself-in-a-blanket day. Not because it was a lazy Sunday. No, if only it were that easy. But rather, taking advantage of the time…

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Banana Coffee Cake

Banana Coffee Cake

Posted on Jan 21st, 2011

That went fast. Winter break, that is. Just as I was settling into a routine that made me happy, BAM!, time to go back to school. Here comes the end…

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Banana-Oatmeal Nutmeg Scones - poet in the pantry

Banana Oatmeal-Nutmeg Scones

Posted on Jan 13th, 2011

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Biscoff Danish

Biscoff Danish #sponsored #BiscoffSpreadsLove

Posted on Aug 9th, 2013

This may sound weird, but up until recently, I had never tried Biscoff before. I heard all the hub bub. I had seen it in the stores. But I just…

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biscuits

Biscuits (and how a Northern gal apparently can’t cook like a Southern gal)

Posted on Jan 20th, 2011

Last Friday's trip to BJ's was a serendipitous event. There on the shelves with the other produce--strawberries. Not the out of season tasteless…

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blueberry and white chocolate muffins

Blueberry and White Chocolate Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012

It's been a busy weekend for me. We closed on our new house Friday--the first house we've owned in over 8 years--and we've been busy packing, moving,…

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Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle

Posted on Jul 5th, 2013

My blueberry bushes are starting to ripen, green berries changing to shades of light pink to deep purple. I hope we can harvest some this year; last…

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blueberry muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Posted on Jun 25th, 2011

I realize I've been on a bit of a berry kick lately, but bear with me. It is, after all, summer. Berries are one of the best parts of…

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blueberry ricotta cake

Blueberry Ricotta Cake – Lost in Translation?

Posted on Sep 14th, 2011

Not every recipe works out the way we'd like. For the most part, I share only kitchen successes with you, as I want you to have the best possible…

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Brunch Casserole

Brunch Casserole

Posted on Jan 12th, 2013

I've never been much of an egg person: at least, not in my recallable life. I've been told I enjoyed them as a child in just about any fashion you…

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buttermilk coffee cake

Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Posted on Aug 28th, 2011

I needed to use up the buttermilk. Of all the things in the refrigerator, this is what had the strongest pull to be utilized before the storm, just…

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Canadian Bacon and Cheese Savory Squares - Poet in the Pantry

Canadian Bacon and Cheese Savory Tarts #sponsored

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2014

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by Jones Dairy Farm. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this…

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Finlandia Imported Butter is a premium butter made from humanely-treated cows raised on small Finnish family farms. Its rich and creamy taste is highly addictive! Try this new gourmet butter on your favorite baked goods, like these Candy Bar Muffins, and be wowed!

Candy Bar Muffins with Finlandia Imported Butter #sponsored

Posted on Apr 1st, 2015

Butter makes the world go round. It's love captured in a consumable. It enhances everything: the salve to a dry, forgotten piece of bread; the savior…

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Carrot Spice Muffins

Carrot Spice Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Sep 26th, 2011

Another week, another muffin. This time, we're eating Carrot Spice Muffins, which, while they may sound like dessert for breakfast, are packed full…

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cheesecake muffin cross section

Cheesecake Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Sep 5th, 2011

Time to get up out of bed, sleepy head, and beat those Monday blahs! Turn that alarm clock off--no snooze button for you!--roll on out of bed, and…

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Cherry Oatmeal Muffins

Cherry Oatmeal Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Jun 4th, 2012

I did it! I did it! I finally managed to get a Muffin Monday post ready in time for Monday! Woohoo! Let's celebrate! With some muffins, of…

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cherry shortcake muffins

Cherry Shortcake Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Jul 9th, 2012

This Muffin Monday is brought to you by my new kitchen, where I am beginning to work my way around it and learning to love it. Plus it's really nice…

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Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Oct 8th, 2012

Last week we missed out on Muffin Monday, seeing as it was very busy and I had a lot of other commitments that kept me from doing it. The kids seemed…

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chocolate brownie muffins

Chocolate Brownie Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Dec 5th, 2011

I have arrived at the point where it's just not Monday without muffins. The rest of the week doesn't feel right. This made last Monday a very sad day…

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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bun Cake

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bun Cake

Posted on Jan 16th, 2014

The cold continues...as in the one that's plaguing my head and chest. When I'm not wishing I could sleep myself into oblivion, I'm wandering around…

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Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread: Warm Spices of Fall

Posted on Sep 25th, 2013

Have you heard? Starbucks launched their new pastries from La Boulange this week! I stopped by my local shop on Tuesday--conveniently across the…

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Chocolate Granola Bars

Chocolate Granola Bars

Posted on Sep 11th, 2012

Another school year means another year of getting creative with lunchboxes. Granted, the little guy is in Kindergarten, so he's not technically there…

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Chunky Peach Muffins

Chunky Peach Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Jul 16th, 2012

Monday, Monday... Never the same without a muffin in hand and a coffee in the other! This week, An of Baker Street chose Martha Stewart's…

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churros

Churros #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Jun 1st, 2012

May is one of those longer months, graciously offering me 31 days to complete this month's First on the First Challenge. 31 days, and I waited til…

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citrus coconut muffins

Citrus Coconut Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Oct 24th, 2011

Muffin Monday is back! And I'm so happy to be baking with An of Baker Street and the crew again. :) This week, she gave us Citrus Coconut…

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Coconut & Banana + Cream Muffins

Coconut & Banana + Cream Muffins

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2011

More snow. Can you believe it? I can't remember the last time Connecticut got so much snow in one winter. Not that I dislike winter but unless I'm…

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cinnamon bun

Coconut Chocolate Cinnamon Buns

Posted on Oct 6th, 2011

The tastes of winter. We've already explored mint, but what about one of the other quintessential flavors? The warmth of cinnamon brings about…

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Coconut Pecan Overnight Oats

Coconut Pecan Overnight Oats

Posted on Nov 11th, 2013

Not being a morning person, breakfast can be a whirlwind in our home. Luckily, my kids have been making their own breakfasts for ages. Unluckily, it…

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Cranberry Horseradish Cream Cheese with Walnuts is phenomanl spread on a Toufayan Bakeries Smart Bagel. Try it today!

Cranberry Horseradish Cream Cheese with Walnuts #sponsored

Posted on Jul 24th, 2015

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries. As always, all opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make my…

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Cranberry Spiced Muffins - play with your food! - Poet in the Pantry

Cranberry Spiced Muffins

Posted on Nov 5th, 2012

{Edited January 9, 2015} Today, I am craving muffins. Not that such a thing is all that unusual, or varying much from any other day. But it's been a…

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basket of croissants

Croissants with Food Babbles #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Oct 1st, 2011

It's the first of the month and you know what that means: time to tackle another goal for the year. Kate of Food Babbles is joining me again in…

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Easy Made Granola Bars

Easy-Made Granola Bars

Posted on Feb 1st, 2011

Granola. As in the nickname for those moms who are die-hard fans of natural living. You know them. You may be friends with some of them. Heck, you…

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French Toast plated

French Toast

Posted on May 10th, 2011

So did you make the Cinnamon Raisin Bread from the other day? Good, because now you're ready for the next step: French Toast. French Toast:…

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gingerbread muffin

Gingerbread Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Nov 14th, 2011

We're starting to gear up for the holidays here at #MuffinMonday, bringing you Gingerbread Muffins this week. The Big Guy was less than thrilled,…

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Streusel Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Oct 29th, 2012

Sandy is coming and there's nowhere to hide. For the second year in a row, Connecticut will be receiving abnormal weather at the end of…

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Graham Cracker Cheesecake Muffin

Graham Cracker Cheesecake Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2012

Labor Day may be a holiday for you--a day when your contribution to the workforce is celebrated by giving you a day off from work--but muffins don't…

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basket of granola muffins

Granola Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Sep 12th, 2011

From the decadent Cheesecake Muffins of last week, we move on to the more health-food style Granola Muffins this week. Equal opportunity muffinry for…

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Homemade Super Crunch Granola

Homemade Super Crunch Granola

Posted on Jan 26th, 2013

My son is an early riser. Regardless of the day of the week, no matter what time he went to bed the night before, you can be sure he'll be up by 6…

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Hummingbird Cake Fruit Salad - poet in the pantry #stonyfieldblogger

Hummingbird Cake Fruit Salad #sponsored #stonyfieldblogger

Posted on May 31st, 2014

Disclosure: I am honored to be a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club. I received product or coupons for writing this post, but all opinions are…

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peanut butter and jelly muffins

Jam-Filled Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Sep 19th, 2011

Rise and shine! Another Muffin Monday is upon us! This week, we're making Jam-Filled Muffins. Well, we were supposed to. I couldn't help…

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Lemon Poppy Seed Mini Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Mini Muffins

Posted on Apr 18th, 2013

I'm a pretty casual kind of girl. I could live in my fleece bootcut pants and sweatshirts. In fact, I did when I was a stay-at-home mom. Ahhh....…

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maple sausage cornmeal muffins

Maple Sausage Cornmeal Muffins #Baketogether

Posted on May 31st, 2012

I'm really on a roll here this week. It's good to be back in action! When I happened upon the #baketogether tag earlier in the week on Twitter, I…

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Mini Quiche Bites

Mini Quiche Bites and A Baby Shower for Omeletta!

Posted on Jan 7th, 2014

Did you hear the news? Ruthy of Omeletta--one of my friends from First on the First--is having a baby! And today, we're throwing her a virtual baby…

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KAF Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

Posted on Feb 21st, 2013

Growing up in a house with a mom who bakes and blogs about it has really impacted my kids. Not necessarily in an abundance of goodies, though it…

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Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding

Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Oct 1st, 2012

When I briefly was employed as a baker's assistant to my aunt 14 years ago (eek!), at the end of the day, the day-olds would be divided up amongst…

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oatmeal cookie muffins

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins

Posted on May 30th, 2012

Looking at my calendar, I see it has been far too long since muffins have come out of my oven. And that's really sad, because they used to be a part…

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Orange Pumpkin Muffins

Orange Pumpkin Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Sep 24th, 2012

Pumpkin is a tough sell in our house. The kids love it but my husband is not a fan. Can't stand the smell of it, doesn't want to look at it, and he…

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PB and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Posted on Jan 4th, 2013

Bananas are the sore losers of the fruit bowl in our house. Last ones picked for the team, they wither away on the table, begging for affection that…

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Pear and Raisin Allspice Crumb Muffins

Pear and Raisin Allspice Crumb Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2012

Sometimes you need a little decadence in your morning. The ho-hum bowl of cereal just isn't enough. That's when you need Pear and Raisin Allspice…

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pear chocolate chip coffee cake

Pear Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake for #BakeTogether

Posted on Oct 25th, 2011

I haven't been able to get my act together to bake together with Abby Dodge for a few months now. I was pretty vocal about my approval of coffee cake…

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pineapple coconut empanadas

Pineapple Coconut Empanadas #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Aug 1st, 2012

Yet again, I waited til the last minute to complete the task. And sadly, it did not come out as expected. Case in point: Burnt around the…

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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins - Poet in the Pantry

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Posted on Jan 17th, 2015

Raspberry and chocolate is a smart and delicious idea. Intelligent words from my 9-year-old after sampling the latest concoction from the kitchen:…

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Rocky Road Muffins

Rocky Road Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Nov 21st, 2011

Mondays are rocky roads, aren't they? You just never know what kind of week lies ahead, but you do know one thing--no matter how difficult it is to…

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Stuffed Pancakes - Poet in the Pantry

Sausage Pancake Sandwiches #sponsored

Posted on Jan 20th, 2015

Sausage Pancake Sandwiches will put a smile on any face at your breakfast table! As a Jones Dairy Farm Blog Ambassador, I was compensated for this…

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Spiced Glazed Donuts - Poet in the Pantry

Spiced Glazed Donuts

Posted on Aug 19th, 2014

I am my own worst enemy. I haven't slept well in weeks. Part of it comes from my continuing battle with TMJ--which has been aided, somewhat,…

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strawberry shortcake muffin

Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

Posted on Jun 6th, 2011

Strawberries are the siren of summer. With their arrival, one can be sure that summer is here to stay. Red, plump, and juicy, what would summer be…

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strawberry coffee cake

Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Posted on Jul 31st, 2011

There are the days when you are eager to meet the world. Jumping out of bed, you are ready to greet the day. Then there are most mornings. The…

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Brioche Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French Toast #BrunchWeek

Posted on May 11th, 2013

Disclosure: California Walnuts provided me with a bag of walnuts for participating in #BrunchWeek, which were used to prepare this recipe. All…

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Sugar-Crusted French Toast Casserole

Sugar-Crusted French Toast Casserole

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2014

Recently, a co-worker hosted a chili cook-off benefit lunch to raise money for his nephew. His nephew has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and is…

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Sweetened Cream Cheese and Cherry Jam Turnovers

Sweetened Cream Cheese and Cherry Jam Turnovers #sponsored #SeriousSandwich

Posted on Oct 20th, 2012

One of the benefits to participating in the #SeriousSandwich challenge, cooking our way through Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches, is that we all had an…

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Thin Mints

Thin Mints Oven Strudels

Posted on Mar 17th, 2011

March: the bringer of longer days, emerging crocus, and melting snow. Also when little girls dressed in uniforms of brown and green can be spied at…

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Toffee Snickerdoodle Muffins

Toffee Snickerdoodle Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2012

Light and airy, sticky and sweet, these bite-sized morsels mimic snickerdoodle cookies, but are packaged as a breakfast food so you don't have to…

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Twix Muffins

Twix Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Sep 10th, 2012

When An sent us this recipe, I really wanted to make Peanut Butter Twix Muffins. Caramel Twix are just fine, but Peanut Butter Twix hold the key to…

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pancakes

Whole Grain Pancakes

Posted on May 12th, 2011

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Whole Grain Streusel Coffee Cake

Whole Grain Streusel Coffee Cake #sponsored #samplewholegrains

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2014

Disclosure: I was approached by Oldways to be a Whole Grain Sampling Day Ambassador for 2014. They sent me a box of samples for my participation. I…

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whole wheat waffles topped with banana, walnuts, and local raw honey

Whole Grain Waffles

Posted on May 13th, 2011

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Zucchini Lemon & Lavender Muffins

Whole Grain Zucchini Lemon & Lavender Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012

On the first try, I was a little too ambitious. I was stressed out from a last-minute need to bathe the dog (I don't want to talk about it). During…

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zucchini and sesame seed muffins

Zucchini and Sesame Seed Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2011

Even though I had a garden this summer--and grew zucchini--sadly, I had none of my own. I fed them, I watered them, but my stubborn plants insisted…

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