Tag Archives: make-ahead

Cranberry-Pecan Jumbo Muffins

I love the ease of these muffins. Make up a few mixes ahead of time, and you can have them on your brunch table in 35 minutes. How’s that for making breakfast easy?? These are jumbo muffins because they’re absolutely … Continue reading

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Maple Chai French Toast Bake

My family loves French toast. But I don’t love all the messy dipping, attempting to get the soaked bread to the griddle without creating a lake of egg and milk on the counter, and how making French toast inevitably means … Continue reading

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Baked Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs has always seemed like a restaurant-quality meal to me. (Probably because I can’t recall my mother ever making meatballs, so it’s something I liked to order at restaurants when given the chance.) I always thought it must … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork for sandwiches (and six other ways to eat it all week!)

Pulled pork is one of those things that I just cannot fathom buying pre-made. I mean, I get the appeal of a no-work dinner…but pulled pork is about as close as you can get to doing no prep. The slow … Continue reading

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3-Way Cincinnati Chili

This is not your typical chili recipe. It is Cincinnati chili, which is a huge deal in southwestern Ohio, and not very well-known elsewhere. I grew up with this recipe. It’s full of spices and seasonings, which makes for a … Continue reading

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Homemade buns in under an hour (hamburger, sub roll, or hot dog)

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: didn’t we already post a homemade bun recipe?? (Yes, we did.) But that recipe requires a respectable rising time, and so there’s no last-minute switching possible: if you haven’t started the dough several hours … Continue reading

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Family-Favorite Recipe: Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

I bake a lot, and I love to try new recipes. But I can always tell when I’ve found a keeper recipe – one that’s my standard against which all other recipe versions are compared (usually unfavorably!). When I make … Continue reading

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