The Harvard Common Press wants to wish you a Happy National Cereal Day…with a twist! Anyone can celebrate with cereal out of the box, but today we’re providing you with the opportunity to celebrate with a cereal doughnut Enjoy this fun food holiday with your kids and indulge their (and your!) sweet tooth (or sweet teeth) today. National Cereal Day only comes around once a year, after all…!
With Christmas behind us now, I’m all for moving on to discussing New Year’s Eve cocktails, warm stick-to-your-ribs dishes to get us through bitter cold January, and even some early Valentine’s Day treats. But I have to take a step back to Christmas morning and share a recipe that was perfect for my family’s holiday brunch, but that would also suit the breakfast table of [give or take] any other day of the year as well: Pull-Apart Cinnamon Breads from Shaina‘s Desserts in Jars.
Recipe: Pumpkin Butter
Summary: This butter has a much richer, spicier flavor than Pumpkin Jam. Try Pumpkin Butter on toast or as a filling for cookies.
- 3 cups baked and pureed winter squash, such as butternut, buttercup, or sweet meat, or pie pumpkin
Perched on Boston’s North Shore, the sleepy seaport of Gloucester has garnered fame for its seafood and infamy as the site of The Perfect Storm. But though fishing is a key piece of “Glosta’s” culture, the town deserves a spotlight for another reason. Gloucester’s lesser-known (but equally important) contribution to North Shore gastronomy is Sugar Magnolia’s.
Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Flax Bread
Summary: This recipe is an egg-free, nut-free spiced pumpkin bread that is not overly sweet. (And if you use vegetable oil, it’s also vegan.) It mixes up quickly, fills your home with a tantalizing aroma, and freezes beautifully. Flax seed meal is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. If you prefer to use eggs, just substitute 3 beaten eggs for the flax seed meal and water.
By Dede Wilson
Recipe: Caramel-Bourbon-Pecan Doughnuts
Summary: This doughnut features a sticky, crunchy topping combining caramel and pecans with a nice hit of bourbon.
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup water
Recipe: Caramel Apple French Toast
FOR THE FRENCH TOAST
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Ground cinnamon
- 12 pieces (2 x 2 x 1/2-inch) brioche or challah
Recipe: Pumpkin Breakfast Quinoa
Summary: Wake up to the fragrance of pumpkin pie with this nourishing breakfast featuring protein-rich quinoa. Be sure to rinse the quinoa well before using to remove the bitter outer coating.
Recipe: Maple-Oat Waffles
Summary: These tasty waffles get even better under cold storage. The tang of the buttermilk mellows and the maple flavor shines through. Full of whole grains, they are a hearty way to start your morning. Serve them with butter and a little more maple syrup to make the day sing. Prepare the dry ingredients as a mix, or cook and freeze the waffles to reheat later for breakfasts on the go. If you decide to package the recipe as a mix, be sure to mark the bag with a list of the wet ingredients to add right before cooking, as well as the cooking instructions.
This quick, two-minute breakfast combines my favorite meal of the day, my favorite time of the day, and my favorite season of the year all in one. The earthy flavor and aromatic scent of chai renders the crispness and spice of fall right into my breakfast bowl.
Every summer, like any respectable Massachusetts native, my family and I make the annual pilgrimage from the suburbs over the Sagamore Bridge and into the land of sand and sunshine– otherwise known as Cape Cod– for a wicked good time. Many years of trips there, combined with trial and error, has taught us that every great vacation needs several important factors: fantastic sunny weather without a cloud or raindrop in sight, a balance between doing absolutely nothing without succumbing to boredom, and last but not least, an endless supply of calorie-filled and devilishly delectable meals and goodies that makes you apprehensive about wearing your bathing suit, while promising yourself that you will follow a strict and bland diet upon returning home.