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Big Batch Baked Goods

We enjoy homemade baked goods for breakfast, but I don’t have time to bake each morning before school. So I devote 1 day a month to making large batches of cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, cream cheese…

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Blender Makes Smooth Pancake Batter

For perfect, lump-free pancakes or waffles with a minimum of mess, I mix all ingredients in my blender, then pour batter straight onto the waffle iron or griddle. —Ginger R., Boise, Idaho

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A thin pancake or crepe traditionally stuffed with a ricotta or cottage cheese filling, folded into a packet and pan-fried until lightly browned. A fruit topping often tops a blintz. Blintzes were…

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Freezing Crepes

Stack unfilled crepes between layers of waxed paper or white paper towel. Cool; place in an airtight container. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 days or freeze for 4 months. (Thaw frozen crepes overnight in…

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Importance of Breakfast

Consider breakfast an investment in your health. Not only does a nutrient-dense meal boost your vitamin and mineral intake, it can help you stay focused and energized all morning long. By fueling…

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Jump Start a Busy Morning

Ease rushed mornings by getting a head start on breakfast. For pancakes, combine the wet ingredients and refrigerate overnight. Combine the dry ingredients, cover and store on the counter.

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Keep Homemade Pancake Mix on Hand

I mix together all the dry ingredients for pancakes and store in mason jars in my pantry. When our kids want homemade pancakes, I simply combine one jar of the dry ingredients with the necessary…

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Oatmeal Remakes

Stir in some almond butter and raspberry jam for a homey taste.

Stir in canned pumpkin pie filling and granola for fall harvest flavor.

Top with coconut and dark chocolate chips for a…

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Pan-Sized Pancake

It’s time-consuming to fry a few pancakes, then try to keep them warm while the rest cook. Instead, I spread my batter in a lightly greased jelly roll pan and bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until…

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Pour Pancake Batter with Little Mess

I mix prepared pancake batter in a pitcher for a no-fuss method of making pancakes. There are no messy drips, and any extra batter can be refrigerated with the lid left on the pitcher. —Linda J.,…

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Prevent Oatmeal from Boiling Over

When cooking oatmeal, coat the kettle with nonstick cooking spray. It keeps the oatmeal from boiling over and sticking to the kettle. —Marilyn S., South Hutchinson, Kansas

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Quick and Easy Brunch Beverage

Serving adults? Try this refreshing brunch drink that serves 12: Pour one bottle of chilled champagne into a pitcher, stir in 3 cups orange juice and 3/4 cup triple sec.

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Refreshing Twist for Grapefruit

“Sprinkle sugar and drizzle a small amount of grape juice over a sectioned grapefruit half,” recommends Marjorie C. of Troy, Ohio. “Do this the night before, and in the morning when you take the…

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Salmon Scrambled Eggs

Try adding thin strips of smoked ham or salmon to scrambled eggs as they cook to vary your favorite egg dish. Sprinkling in finely chopped dill or chives gives a wonderful fresh herby flavor.…

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Secrets for Successful Sweet Rolls

After punching down the dough, let it rest for 10 minutes. This allows the dough to relax, which makes it easier to roll out.

Roll up dough firmly. If it's too loose, you'll see air pockets…

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Trick for Fluffy Pancakes & Waffles

For very light and tender pancakes or waffles, separate the egg and beat the white until stiff. Stir the yolk and other liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, then fold in the beaten egg…

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Variety of Breads Flavor French Toast

A great way to add a new face to French toast is to use different breads. Try banana, apple or zucchini bread. —Deana Waters, North Pole, Alaska

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Whipped Butter for Pancakes

To make whipped butter like that served in some restaurants with pancakes, let your butter soften at room temperature, then beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Some restaurants mix…

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