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...]

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...]

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Lemon Icing

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You guys, I promise you will love this amazing lemon poppy seed bread. I told you before I don't usually like Starbucks, but when I do go there there are 2 things I always get. It's either a non-fat latte or my favorite there, their lemon poppy seed bread. But I guarantee you that my lemon poppy seed bread is way better than Starbucks! This here my friends, is one yummy and delicious lemony, moist poppy seed bread. That icing, oh that icing is to die for! So if you like lemony desserts you … [Read more...]

Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

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Happy New Year my friends! To start off the new year right, I'm giving you a favorite recipe of mine, a healthy whole wheat banana nut bread, that most of us make often because we always have some extra ripe bananas on hand. I tweaked this recipe quite a bit to turn it into a very healthy and good for you banana bread. I made some wonderful substitutions and got rid of the oil and replaced it with apple sauce, replaced some of the white flour with whole wheat flour and cut down on the sugar … [Read more...]

No Knead Dutch Oven Whole Wheat Bread

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I told you December was going to be about baking! Did you think I was kidding? Maybe I'll throw in a crockpot recipe or two, but the rest is all about baking, my friends. Because that's what I do in December. I bake! Cookies, breads, muffins, scones, more cookies, bars, cakes, etc. The problem is what to do with all the baked goods. Luckily I have lots of test subjects at work who are more than willing to try my goods. :) I made this bread before but with white flour but since I'm on this … [Read more...]

Sticky Buns

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When I was 14 years old I used to work in a bakery, probably told you this before, this was my first job ever. But one of my favorite things to eat there, because we could pretty much eat whatever we wanted, were these ooey gooey sticky buns. It was one of the most popular items there and whenever they were available they would sell pretty fast. Boy, were they ever good, your fingers would get all sticky and messy but it was so worth it. This is why I love sticky buns. I don't make them … [Read more...]

Baked or Fried Pizza Balls

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You all know I love my pizza! I love to make my own pizza dough and experiment with different ingredients and basically just have fun with a pizza pie. This time I wanted to have more fun because that's the kind of gal I am. I love my kitchen and I love baking and cooking in my kitchen. So what's more fun than making pizza balls. I can't think of anything. Now of course if you're not as "fun" as me, you can buy your pizza dough from the store, but if you dare to really truly use that kitchen … [Read more...]

Cheddar Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits

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It's been a very busy and stressful week at work and when I get worked up like this, my favorite thing to do is to bake. Baking really relaxes me. What better thing to bake than these delicious cheddar cheese buttermilk biscuits. These biscuits are so tender, flaky, cheesy and they smell heavenly. I had them with my eggplant salad, but you can have them with a cup of coffee so they are perfect for breakfast, or they would be great with some jam or even just plain. I really urge you to try these, … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Sweet Rolls with Cranberries, Pecans and Caramel Cream Cheese Icing

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That's a mouthful, eh? No pun intended! I just felt that I needed to get pretty much all the ingredients listed in the title of these rolls, because it is very important. It's very important for you to realize all the good things in these rolls. Lots of great and delicious ingredients. These would be perfect for Thanksgiving morning. Don't look at me that way, Thanksgiving here in Canada is only a month away. I know it's a little over a couple months for Thanksgiving in the US but you know … [Read more...]

Homemade Pretzels

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We've been very busy with the move and have not had much time to cook or do much of anything. But I love to bake and as I've said many times baking relaxes me, and since I have not baked anything in awhile, a baking recipe was overdue. However I still wanted wanted to make something simple. So here I am sharing with you another pretzel recipe. I love these pretzels! These pretzels are delicious and can be topped with salt, poppy seeds or sesame seeds. They're fairly easy to make, the hardest … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

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It's Sunday morning and my favorite day of the week for big delicious breakfasts. But you know that already. So these sweet potato cinnamon rolls are perfect for a Sunday morning. My husband usually does the grocery shopping, so I had asked him to get me a couple sweet potatoes. I initially planned to make stuffed sweet potato skins, but he brought home these huge sweet potatoes, they would have looked just ridiculous if I had stuffed them. So I baked them a couple days ago and since then … [Read more...]