Baked Cider Pumpkin Doughnuts

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When I promise an all desserts week I mean it. Here’s installment #2! There are foods that I will beat down the door and jump over an old lady to get. Doughnuts are not usually one of them. I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth (contrary to what you might think considering the…

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Individual Garlic Bread Braids

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Bread makes me happy. Garlic bread makes me happier. Individual garlic bread makes me even happier than that, but individual garlic bread that is braided makes me happiest of all. They hit all of the food points that make me nearly weepy*. You have a.) bread, b.) extra tasty bread, c.) cute bread, and d.)…

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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AH- HAHAHAHAHAHAAH! Bwahaha-HA! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.  HA-ha! Evil laughs are so hard to put into words, but I really have to give it a shot here. I have three reasons to guffaw as though I’m the baddie who conquered MetroCity. I’ve discovered (or rather I discovered that King Arthur Flour discovered) the secret to a super moist…

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Bacon Cheddar Bubble Bread

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I’ll be honest with you. You’re probably certifiably loony if you make the recipe I’m about to give you during this heatwave. Wacky. Nutso. Your cheese has slid off your cracker. …Like me. There are some days when -no matter what the temperature is- you just need something cheesy, bacony, bready, gooey, salty, savoury. You…

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Homemade Hamburger Buns

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Would you believe I’ve been writing here for three years?  Three years! I can hardly believe it. So much has changed over these years both in the ‘real world’ and here at my home on the internet. We moved to an Amish farmhouse, grew a teenager out of a little boy*, saw the end of…

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Cinnamon Rolls on a Stick

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Why is it that when you put food on a stick it tastes better? This isn’t just a Minnesota/Midwest thing. This is worldwide. Every country on earth has a favorite food-on-a-stick. Is it that we all secretly want to be Paul Bunyan, able to uproot pine trees and use them as toothpicks? Do we all…

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Homemade Hot Dog Buns

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I make my own hot dog buns. I’ve had a couple friends tell me -in the most loving way possible- that I’m off my nut for making hot dog buns. “You can get them anywhere! You’re certifiable!” Why in heaven’s name would I make hot dog buns when there are so many available to buy?…

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Ham and Cheddar Stuffed Pretzels

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This recipe ran as part of my column in today’s Traverse City Record-Eagle. Yes I am obsessed with soft pretzels. And with shoving ham and cheese into things. Why do you ask? Is it because of this? Or this? Maybe this, this, this, this or this? Okay, that last one is bacon, but really? It…

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Bunny Bread

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Let us observe the Easter Bunny in his natural habitat… See how relaxed he is in the vegetable patch? The serene  -if vacant- look on his face?  He is surrounded by his favored nourishment; cucumbers, peas, carrots and his own entrails.  Wait. His own entrails? How can this be? The Easter Bunny’s tummy has been…

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