Pumpkin and Orange Breakfast Cake

There’s a lot more orange-fleshed squash than pumpkin out there. This page lists a bunch of them. With hunks of leftover butternut and Kabocha squash in the fridge, I made this breakfast cake to rave reviews.

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Apple Muffins (King Arthur)

After our annual apple picking trip, I had a fridge downstairs full of Golden Delicious and Cortland apples. We were in the mood for muffins, and were pleased to discover that this recipe made a pretty decent breakfast treat.

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Baklava (Cook's Illustrated)

Living so close to several Middle-Eastern groceries like Marché Adonis and Arz Fine Foods, and even closer to the restaurants of Greektown, it’s pretty easy to get baklava. But, my ideal baklava isn’t so easily store-bought: fresh, crispy, not too syrupy, and bulging with nuts. Fortunately, it’s not too hard to make at home.

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Freeform Peach Pie

This past week, I bought a 3L container of peaches from T&T which were unexpectedly good (I associate this Asian grocer with produce variety, more often than produce quality). My family really wanted a pie, but I kept procrastinating until finally I had to bake something. It turned out to be a hit with everyone, and was pretty easy to make.

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Crisp Buttermilk Granola

Browsing through my Twitter food list, the first post to pop up was a crispy granola recipe. That was enough to catch my eye, but opening the article hooked me even further: soaking the rolled oats in buttermilk!

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