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Bran Muffins

I’ve tried a million different bran muffin recipes over the years, most of which were really just cupcakes masquerading as health food. (Cupcakes are delicious, of course, but I don’t always want one for breakfast. Sometimes, but not always.) There … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Tea Cake

Fall is my most favorite season for baking. I love brown sugar, and spices, and a warm kitchen on a crisp day. I love heading out for a morning hike with a mug of hot coffee and an apple spice … Continue reading

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Peach-Blackberry Cobbler

For the rest of the country, summer means sticky heat waves and swimming pools, lightning bugs and sunburn cream. We San Franciscans have a slightly different way of looking at summer, bundled up against our “June gloom” as the marine … Continue reading

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

As the product of a sound Catholic school education (plaid kilts from kindergarten to 12th grade), I’m an inveterate rule follower. I make full and complete stops at all stop signs. I return my library books on time. I find … Continue reading

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Lemon Yogurt Poundcake

I’ve been coming back to this recipe every spring and summer (over and over again for half a decade) and though many, many praises have already been sung for Ina Garten’s lovely, versatile tea cake, I’d be remiss if I … Continue reading

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Asparagus Soufflés

My annual asparagus kick is in full and mighty swing, and among my usual favorites, I’ve been wanting to try a new recipe, something Easter-ish and brunch worthy. When I think Easter, I think eggs, so why not a soufflé? They’re a delicious … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea & Leek Pancakes

This was another one of those Goldilocks recipes, where it took a little bit of work to find the perfect fit. I love the pea pancakes at a cool little German eatery nearby, where they serve them with chive-flecked sour … Continue reading

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Doughnut Muffins

The stomach flu descended on our house with biblical force this week, and by Valentine’s Day, the living room was littered with blankets, plastic bottles of candy-colored sports drinks and packages of water crackers, ignored and uneaten. (I can tell … Continue reading

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Clementine Muffins

Clementines are a type of mandarin orange, a botanical cousin (or sibling, maybe? Biology 101, anyone?) to both the satusma (Japanese mandarins) and tangerines (Mediterranean mandarins, named for the Moroccan city of Tangier). The modern orange, with a tangled family … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Scones

With origins in Scotland, scones got their start as humble griddle cakes (by some accounts, they get their name from the Gaelic sgonn, or “shapeless mass”) made from barley meal, oats and/or flour. While they’ve maintained their slightly rough-hewn texture … Continue reading

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