16 Holiday Brunch Recipes For Cozy Mornings

Big Blueberry Muffins | ZoeBakes | photo by Zoë François

One of my favorite ways to celebrate just about every holiday is with a big brunch. It’s the perfect meal for combining all kinds of sweet and savory flavors, and putting together a beautiful spread. This list of holiday brunch recipes includes some of my favorites that are perfect for celebrations any time of year. All of these are wonderful for the fall and winter or a Mother’s Day brunch spread!

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21 Favorite Pie Recipes For Any Occasion

Pie! There’s almost nothing else you need to say about the classic dessert. It comes in all kinds of flavors and textures, from fruit pies to cream pies to toasted meringue topped beauties. I love all the flavors and varieties. You can find a pie for any occasion, all year long, and this list of pies includes all of my favorite recipes.

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And if you came across this post around Thanksgiving and are looking for something a little different this year, try my 10 desserts that go beyond pie!

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13 Tasty Pumpkin Desserts For Fall And Beyond

Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Marshmallows on top
Erin McDowell’s Pumpkin Pie from The Book On Pie with Homemade Toasted Marshmallows!

Are you like me and feel that every season is starting to creep into the last? What I mean is that every holiday season, official or unofficial, seems to be starting earlier and earlier. We’ve all seen those Christmas decorations showing up before Halloween, right? I don’t think this is a bad thing, especially when it comes to seasonal dessert flavors. A good example is pumpkin desserts. It’s a distinct flavor and one that is so distinctly tied to fall that its seasonality will always be at least somewhat baked in, but who doesn’t want to let pumpkin creep into more of their life? With that in mind, whether it’s early September or late February, here are some of my favorite pumpkin desserts to enjoy.

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19 Delicious Apple Desserts

Host Zoe Francois picks apples at Sweetland Orchard, as seen on Zoe Bakes.

Apple desserts are a staple of fall and winter baking. And if you have the opportunity, go pick your own apples! I happen to be very lucky because I live in Minnesota where the state fruit is the Honeycrisp apple, a delicious variety developed by the University of Minnesota, and where 29 other varieties have been released by the U of M since 1888 when the apple breeding program began.

It’s a wonderful feeling to learn about different types of apples, pick your own and then head home to make some apple desserts with your bounty.

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16 Snacks for Kids Perfect for Back To School

Whether you’re looking for breakfast ideas before the kids head off to the bus stop, back to school treats to pack in their lunch boxes, after school snacks for kids, or a treat to wrap in a care package for your college student, I’ve got ideas for every palate (yes, even the most persnickety will find something here!).

Host Zoe Francois with her sons, Charlie and Henri, taste the squash scones, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 1.
Tasting homemade squash scones with my sons Charlie and Henri on my TV show, Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network.
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