Muesli Breakfast Bars

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These bars make a perfect breakfast on the go—they a satisfying way to start the day. If you want to make them gluten-free, replace wheat germ with ground flax seeds.

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Irish Brown Bread

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This is Irish soda bread gone whole grain. Feel free to add a handful of currants and a couple teaspoons of caraway seeds.  Don’t over-knead: you want this to be tender like a biscuit and not chewy. Serve with any fall soup or chili or classic Irish dishes.

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Home-Fried Potatoes

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With the addition of rosemary and dry mustard, these home fries are a cut above your typical diner fare. Tip: Make these fried potatoes a day or two after you’ve made extra boiled or roasted potatoes. Potatoes that have been chilled before frying will crisp up better in the frying process.

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Applesauce Oatmeal for One

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Oatmeal is always a warm, nutritious start to a cold, wintery day. This one is sweetened with applesauce and cinnamon. Shelf-stable ingredients make this a smart choice for cooking for your pantry.

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Cocoa-Date Oatmeal

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A great way to start your day. You’ll love it for the nutrition, your kids will love the taste! The dates sweeten the oatmeal so you won’t need any added sugar.

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Apple Corn Muffins

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The keys to a good corn muffin are (1) don’t overmix the batter and (2) don’t overbake. Adding apple and corn to the mix helps retain moisture. Tip: Frozen, canned, or fresh corn will all work equally well.

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Pumped-Up Pumpkin Bread

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Pumpkin is one of fall’s favorite flavors, and this huge batch of bread will fix your craving whether you’re baking for a bake sale, a party, or stocking your freezer up with easy snacks. This sturdy batter can be turned readily into bread, muffins or cookies to make serving fit the need of the occasion. […]

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