Everything Bagel Star Bread

Everything Bagel Star Bread on a cutting board

This is a combination of two of my favorites, star bread and an everything bagel with cream cheese. One of the great things about a star bread is that you can play with the flavor by baking them with sweet or savory fillings. I was craving an everything bagel, which is topped with a combination of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onions, garlic, and salt. It is everything I love on a bagel, hence the name! I had a bucket of challah dough in the fridge, a block of cream cheese, and the bagel topping mix. Why not layer them all together and create a fun version of the classic breakfast? Not only is it fun to make (get the kids involved in the shaping) and beautiful, but it’s DELICIOUS.

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Homemade Granola

Jars of homemade granola and fruit

This homemade granola recipe is inspired by my Aunt Melissa. We lived on a commune in Vermont in the 1960s and 70s, where we grew and prepared all our own food. The actual granola recipe was lost when my aunt passed away decades ago, but I know this one is close because the smell as it bakes transports me back to those days. Melissa made massive batches of the healthy, slightly sweet cereal, enough to feed the dozens of people who shared the land with us, and also to sell at the local co-op, where my dad worked.

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