About Melissa Bahen

Melissa is the author of the popular blog Lulu the Baker, where she focuses on fresh recipes and modern country life. She’s also the co-founder of The Hello Sessions, a conference for bloggers and creative entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest. She regularly writes for the Style Spotters blog for Better Homes & Gardens, and has had her work featured in numerous digital and print publications. She lives in the rolling hills of western Oregon with her husband, four children, seven chickens, three bunnies, and a handful of beehives. Her first book, Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast, is available September 27, 2016 from Sasquatch Books. @luluthebaker

A stack of buttermilk pancakes on a white plate with a pat of butter on top and syrup running down the sides.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Got buttermilk? Then you’re halfway to a pile of tender and fluffy pancakes. Breakfast-for-dinner never sounded so good.

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Eight pan-fried chicken tenders piled on paper towels on a plate.

Pan-Fried Chicken Tenders

Nearly everybody, no matter their age, loves chicken tenders. Crisp, golden, and gently spiced, your whole family will devour them.

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Rows of sugar-coated old-fashioned doughnuts on a rimmed baking sheet.

Old-Fashioned Doughnuts

A dusting of sugar makes everything better. And while these old-fashioned doughnuts are perfect already—trust us—a sprinkle of sugar makes them magical.

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