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Buttermilk Spice Muffins

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These great muffins are quite possibly my kids' favorite breakfast treat, and we make them often, especially during the colder months. Topped with sugar and spice, their tender crumb is not unlike a moist and wonderful cupcake, but the secret addition walnuts in the topping and whole wheat flour in the muffin adds some extra nutritional value too.

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Cinnamon Rolls

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The promise of freshly baked goodness will surely draw those sleepy heads out of bed and into the kitchen, especially once they catch a whiff. Because you make the dough the night before and allow it to rise slowly in the fridge overnight, in the morning, all you have to do is pop them in the oven. Though many are intimidated by making yeast dough, you'll find that this one is soft and yielding and so easy to handle. I enjoy the work of kneading dough by hand, but if you don't have the time or inclination, the "dough" setting on your bread machine will work just fine, as will a dough hook attachment on a stand mixer.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cheesecake Bites

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There's no busier time of year for many moms than the Winter Holidays. While most of the treats I make are the baked kind, I like these because they're completely no-bake but every bit as decadent as anything else I make. Setting time is important, so don't skimp on the 4-hour refrigeration time -- you'll be glad you waited.

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Red and Green Quiche Bites

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These one-bite quiches are perfect Holiday appetizers. Studded with red and green peppers and flavored with Parmesan cheese, they are the perfect little bite for your next party. Get Anne Coleman's terrific recipe here.

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English Muffins

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These scrumptious breakfast treats are so simple to make that you'll wonder why you ever bothered with the store-bought kind in the first place. Try Alison Needham's delicious recipe.

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Kitchen Sink Cookies

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Kitchen sink cookies are packed with sweet and salty goodies and made from all the treats in your pantries. The kids will have a blast helping you make these, then gobbling them up. Try Alison Needham's irresistible recipe today.

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Beignets

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New Orleans beignets are world-famous, and these sweet, deep-fried fritters make a winning breakfast, especially at Mardi Gras. Get Anne Coleman's yummy recipe here.

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Yamberry Muffins

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If you've mashed your sweet potatoes with, say, bacon and chipotles, skip this recipe (and invite me over). But sweet potatoes made with butter, maple syrup, or even marshmallows will work beautifully in this, as will any type of sweet cranberry sauce.

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The Best Blueberry Muffins

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Whether you eat them for breakfast or dinner, these are the only blueberry muffins you should make from now on.

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Cheesy Corn Bread

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Sitting on the back porch shucking corn on a heavy summer evening is a universal family ritual. Put the results to good use with this delicious, sweet and savory bread.

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