Hot Crossed Buns

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Traditional Hot Crossed Buns with a cream cheese icing, brushed with a sweet syrup and filled with juicy raisins. Perfect for your Easter brunch. I almost forgot all about Easter! Me who loves all holidays and plans for them way in advance, create my menu and get all excited way before the holiday! How is this possible? Well I've been super busy at work and honestly Easter was the last thing on my mind. And to top it off I have a sore throat. But I'm here to make it up to you all and … [Read more...]

Finnish Cardamom Rolls

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A few years ago when I visited my mother in law in Romania, she taught me along with my sister in law how to make our popular walnut bread. I had written the recipe in my little notebook I had taken with me to write all my mother in law's recipes and have treasured it since, as well as have shared it with you all. Ever since then I have conquered one of what has to be a miracle in the culinary world. I have learned to make that walnut bread myself. I have been scared of making it all my life. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

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Happy weekend! I'm so happy the weekend is here, it's been a busy week at work so today I had to unwind. I do this by baking. I've been wanting to make these strawberry rolls for a while now and today was the perfect day for them. The hand model bought me these gorgeous strawberries and they're so delicious and sweet. I for one love cinnamon rolls but the hand model has had enough of them, I admit I make them a lot. I've made cherry rolls before and I loved them, and I've made cinnabons … [Read more...]

Orange Monkey Bread

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I'm just wondering how much monkey bread one could eat before one goes into sugar overload? Not that I'd want you to, just wondering. I know I can eat quite a bit. Especially because this orange monkey bread it's so damn good. It's sticky just like I like it, sweet and orangey, it's perfect for all kids out there. And adults. This is not a dessert for kids only, it's for all sugar lovers out there, no matter the age. But you don't have to take my word for it, you have to try making this monkey … [Read more...]

Better Than Sex Cake

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I have a naughty cake for you! Well the name is naughty but the cake is crazy awesome! When Penny, a reader, sent me this recipe I just knew I had to make it. How could I not? With a name like better than sex cake, I knew I had to make it and see how it would compare to sex in a pan. I just had to, cause that's just how I roll! So I did, and although I'm giving you the full recipe here, don't pay attention to my 8x8 glass pan you see in the picture because the hand model told me to only … [Read more...]

Impossible Coconut Pie

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Let's talk impossible pies and magic cakes. So many of you have commented or have written to me on magic cake, so I thank you for that. Some of you have said that this magic cake is similar to an old recipe called impossible pie. So you guys intrigued me and I simply had to look into it. I love my pies and cakes so really this was no chore, I'm always up for making more cakes or pies. I would never turn down such an opportunity. So being the analyst that I am, I put my thinking cap on and … [Read more...]

Strawberry Scones

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I've been making a lot of scones lately, I admit it. But I just love them! My goal is to make scones with all the fruits out there. I still have lots of fruits I haven't tried, believe you me! Strawberries, oh how beautiful they are. I find that fruits and animals photograph great, no double chins there. How did I get on this topic? Back to strawberries, oh strawberries, how beautiful they are, and sweet and tart and delicious, and such a pretty red color. Hubby bought these gigantic … [Read more...]

Butterscotch Magic Cake

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I love long weekends. In Canada we celebrated Family Day and in the States President's day. Pretty much all weekend I did nothing but putz around the house, and watched Once Upon a Time on Netflix. I'm obsessed with this show now. If you get Netflix watch it, it's awesome. Besides watching Netflix I've been answering a lot of questions on making Magic Cake and Chocolate Magic Cake from you my dear and loyal readers. Since I didn't have step by step pictures with the other two recipes, I … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Scones

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Fresh apple cinnamon scones, right out of the oven. If you love yourself, and your significant other, you will make these, and have them for breakfast every morning this week. With a good cup of Joe. That's what I did this past week. There's nothing more homey than a fresh baked scone. I love the smell of apples and cinnamon baking, whether it's in a pie or these beautiful scones. Now I don't know if you're like me, but baking is my passion. And NO I would not want to bake for a bakery … [Read more...]

Greek Savory Cheese Pie

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We all have our weaknesses when it comes to food, cheese pies are my weakness. For some reason cheese pies are not so popular in North America, they're more of a European treat, which makes me really sad because savory cheese pies are to die for. I have a few versions of cheese pies here and this version here is a Greek Savory Cheese Pie with bechamel sauce. Cheese pies are so amazing, you simply have to try one and you will fall in love.  Although they're not so popular here, I grew up … [Read more...]

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My husband and I both go through cookie moods. Every once in a while we just feel the need to have a cookie or two. So when he suggested to make some cookies, who am I to argue? The problem now is what kind of cookies to make. So I go look in my pantry and of course like any food blogger my pantry is fully stocked with all kinds of chocolate chips, M&Ms, skor bits, peanut butter chips, pecans, walnuts, raisins, you name it, I got it. In my pantry you can find all the makings of your … [Read more...]

Nutella Raisin Bread

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Hello, my name is Jo and I'm a nutellaholic! Admitting you have a problem is the first step. I admit it! I'm the first to admit that I'm obsessed with Nutella! I've been dreaming about this bread for a couple weeks now! I don't know about you but I solve a lot of problems while I'm dreaming, and this Nutella bread solved a lot of my problems, those being cravings for something sweet. I'm a happy girl now, so this is why I can write this post, on a full belly, cravings in tact, and lots of … [Read more...]