10 Reasons to Get Baking This Labor Day

September  4, 2015

Get baking this Labor Day weekend—it's worth a little kitchen labor. 

Long weekends are practically made for baking. Especially Labor Day, since cinnamon rolls, pies, and English muffins are all labors of love. While some would choose to relax, put their feet up, and watch a movie, we'd rather spend our day off covered in flour, cubing sticks of butter for biscuits, and stirring together streusel.

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And then, of course, we'd relax. It's the weekend, after all, and we're not animals. Here are 10 reasons to get baking this Labor Day. 

English Muffins


Buttermilk Biscuits


Cinnamon Rolls


Buttermilk-Streusel Coffee Cake


Grilled Flatbread


DIY Hot Dog and Hamburger Potato Buns


Lattice Top Pie


Basic Fudgy Brownies


Angel Food Cake


Any Fruit Upside-Down Cake

Photos by James Ransom, Erin McDowell, Bobbi Lin, Sarah Stone, and Mark Weinberg


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Bella B. September 5, 2015
I have a soft spot for angel food cake. yum!

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Betsey September 4, 2015
Nope. Too hot.