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Sifted: Tax Day Cocktails, Triple Berry Dutch Baby + More

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

1. Get your morning off to a delicious start with Joy the Baker’s puffy triple berry dutch baby.

2. Drink away your IRS woes — or celebrate your imminent refund — with tax day-themed cocktails on Flicks and Food.

3. Girl Versus Dough swirls creamy Nutella into her showstopping, streusel-topped babka.

4. There’s more to chickpeas than hummus, like these hors d’oeuvres-sized patties topped with harissa aioli from A House on the Hills.

5. Pass the Sushi blends together fresh peas and sprigs of mint to form a bright, springy sauce for grilled king salmon.

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Sifted: Hot Cocoa Cookies, Chocolate-Guinness Waffles + More

Hot Cocoa Cookies from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

1. Turn your favorite mug of hot chocolate into a batch of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen’s soft, chewy hot cocoa cookies, each fittingly topped with a gooey melted marshmallow.

2. Just a Taste brilliantly reinvents the concept of boozy brunch with these chocolate-covered Guinness waffles.

3. Skip the wait at your local dim sum hall this weekend and recreate fluffy Chinese BBQ pork buns at home with this recipe by China Sichuan Food.

4. Make the most of citrus season with these bright blood orange and cinnamon vanilla tarts from Chasing Delicious.

5. We’re unabashed fans of the comfort food mash-up, so Electic Recipes caught our eye with this marriage of a classic French dish with traditional Italian ingredients — the dough-topping trinity of basil, mozzarella and pepperoni — to form a cheesy pizza quiche.

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Comfort Fest: Bobby’s Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyere Cheese Strata with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes

After a polar vortex you might be tempted to hunker down and order delivery instead of bundling up to shop for groceries. But many of these comforting recipes from Bobby Flay rely on staples you’ll likely have on hand. Even better, they ensure that you can have the most important meal of the day even after 5pm.

1. Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyere Cheese Strata with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes (pictured above)

A strata is a breakfast casserole featuring bread, eggs and cheese. Bobby’s version is filled with sauteed cherry tomatoes and spinach. This big batch dish serves eight, but you’ll definitely be tempted for seconds.

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The Most Basic of Breakfast Sweets: Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

I had a forehead thumping moment recently when a friend asked me for a blueberry muffin recipe. In all the years I’ve been running zoebakes.com, I’ve never posted the most basic of breakfast treats. How did I get away with this, especially when they are one of my favorites?

For me the perfect blueberry muffin is light, fluffy and bursting with blueberries. I add a touch of ginger because it perks up the flavor of the berries, but not so much that it’s overpowering. The topping is buttery, sweet and bakes into a lacy crust.

I like to bake them in large “Texas-sized” muffin cups, so there is lots of muffin top and just as much of the berry center. They are great small, but I am always left wanting more and for some reason, I feel less guilty eating one big one, instead of two little ones.

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One Quick Bread Recipe, Two Versions

Pear Bread

As bosc pears ripen the texture is as soft as a ripe banana, so I got the idea of making my banana bread recipe with chunks of pear. I added a bit of homemade granola, instead of the toasted coconut I usually put in the banana bread. It is essentially the same recipe, but the result is completely and wonderfully different, with a sweet spice flavor.

The trick to this recipe is using the pears when they are very ripe. This means they are at their sweetest and will breakdown when baking. Unlike other banana recipes, this one calls for chunks of fruit, instead of a puree. Try both the banana and the pear versions and let me know which is your favorite. See the banana bread at the bottom of the post.

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Fuel Your Marathon (Or Your Day): Amaranth Pancakes

Amaranth Pancakes Recipe

The New York City Marathon may be 26.2 miles, but runners rack up many, many more during training. Carbo-loading, the guilt-free consumption of rice, pasta and bread in the days leading up to it, can seem like a reward for months of dedication and hard work. Done properly, you’ll have enough stored energy to see you through to the finish line. Overindulge, though, and you’ll get to race day feeling like someone’s handed you a sack of potatoes and asked you to run it through the five boroughs.

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Sifted: Pub Food at Home + Sweet Apple Recipes

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. Enjoy pub fare at home with The Tart Tart’s matchstick fries. Douse them with salt and grab yourself a nice cold beer.
  2. It’s apple picking season, folks. Filled with creamy caramel and topped with cinnamon-pecan streusel, you’ll want to make Full Fork Ahead’s apple coffee cake soon.
  3. On days when the warm weather is lingering, enjoy How Crazy Cooksapple cider granita. Even if the crisp air hasn’t set in yet, you can still enjoy the taste of autumn.
  4. We love the idea of turning our favorite cookie dough truffles into truffle pops.  Sally’s Baking Addiction shows you how.
  5. This weekend, try The Kitchn’s kale, bacon and egg sandwich. Infused with garlic and smoky bacon, you won’t regret adding some green into your morning.

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Happy National Waffle Day

Corn Waffles with Blueberry Syrup

Today is National Waffle Day, and what better way to celebrate than firing up the ol’ iron, getting out the syrup and serving up a plate full of the breakfast favorite? And even though the breakfast hour has long passed, you can still join in the fun at dinnertime. Breakfast for dinner is our favorite meal of the day.

Five Favorite Waffle Recipes:

Corn Waffles With Blueberry Syrup (pictured above)

Though this recipe is a little labor intensive, the results are worth the effort. In addition to keeping them from being too sweet, the cornmeal also adds nice texture to the waffles. Blueberries in the sauce are a nice finishing touch.

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Sifted: Decadent French Toast + Our New Takes on Picnic Recipes

White Chocolate Raspberry French Toast by Raspberri Cupcakes

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. Raspberri Cupcakes’ white chocolate + raspberry French toast is a blissful morning treat to kick start a fabulous day.
  2. The Slow Roasted Italian’s recipe for pretzel buns is a tasty twist for your next burger night. They’re also great to enjoy by themselves.
  3. Have you tried Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter? These rich, chocolatey truffles by From Which Things Grow are enough reason to go buy a jar.
  4. 80 breakfasts is an expert when it comes to her morning meals. So when she says to bake an egg in avocado (and top with cheddar cheese), we add it to our list of things to try out.
  5. This summer pasta salad by The Talking Kitchen fits right in at a summer picnic. It’s as simple as letting the brie, garlic, tomatoes and basil marinate to form a delicious dressing.

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Sifted: The Sweet Tooth Edition

Cookie Dough Waffles by Dine and Dish

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. Are you a cookie dough fanatic? Dine and Dish added some to her waffles for an irresistible breakfast.
  2. Tastespotting introduces the over-the-top (but fascinating) doughnut ice cream sandwich. Oh, it’s also dipped in chocolate.
  3. Swap chocolate chips for Oreo bits in your next batch of baked goodies. If you’re a fan of cookies ‘n cream, Cathy’s Kitchen Journey’s recipe is a keeper.
  4. Sweet roasted cherries are a match made in heaven for rich, fudgy brownies. Tracey’s Culinary Adventures promises the additional 10 minutes required for roasting the cherries is well worth it.
  5. Brownies aren’t just for the chocolate lover. Une Gamine dans la Cuisine is a big proponent of these sweet and refreshing lemon brownies.

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