Orange “Cream” Scones

Subtly sweet with a hint of orange, these scones are at their best when paired with a hot drink. Given their UK heritage, tea seems most appropriate, though this variety is not particularly dainty. Indeed, these are probably better suited for a farmhouse bed and breakfast than an old-fashioned drawing room. Dense and hearty, [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Oat Rolls

I’m still having fun experimenting with cinnamon chip and sweet potato combinations. Here’s the latest recipe to receive a stamp of approval from kids and adults alike. Look closely at the photos, and you might get a sense of how the cinnamon chips are swirled between layers of tender sweet potato oat rolls. Best [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Scones

The leaves are beginning to turn here in Michigan, so there’s no more denying that fall is here. It’s time to embrace it and all of the gorgeous colors—and flavors—that go along with it, like sweet potatoes and cinnamon!

This recipe provides yet another opportunity to feed young ones (and yourself) some veggies at [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Extra Peanutty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy peanut butter, puffed brown rice, rolled oats, whole wheat flour and peanuts add an adventurous twist—as well as extra fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals—to this version of chocolate chip cookies. These have more butter and sugar than my typical “savvy” cookies, but less than most traditional recipes.

Extra Peanutty Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Apple Cinnamon Swirls

The first iteration of this dough was used for bagels, and it has since been formed into miniature cinnamon “snails” and raisin-stuffed loaves. My favorite variation—and that of our children—is this one. Loaded with apples, cinnamon and whole grains, these breakfast rolls are often requested at other times throughout the day.

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Peanut Butter Gran-ookies

Imagine combining a chewy granola bar with a crispy marshmallow treat and trail mix, and you’ll have a sense of what these cookies are like. Packed full of nuts, fruit, cereal and flavor, the name Granola Cookie suits them perfectly. We thought Matt had coined a new term when he came up with Granookie, [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Country Oat Bread

Here’s another creation from Matt, the master of hand-formed loaves at our house. The bread machine version is a snap to make, but the braided loaf looks ten times better. Wholesome and slightly sweet, this mild bread is great for showcasing preserves or sandwich toppings.

Vital wheat gluten aids with the rising process, so [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Matt’s Dakota Bread I

We used to live in an apartment just a few doors down from a Great Harvest Bread Company, which was a blessing and a curse. The employees were always friendly, and the bread was fantastic, but we had to resist going too often for the sake of our budget. Our first sampling of Dakota [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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