Spanakopita Bites

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Spanakopita is one of our favorite here and I love to make different variations of it. This is one of those spinach and cheese pies that we never have enough of. When my husband saw I was making this he was super excited. This version is an easier version of spanakopita and it requires very few simple ingredients. It's also easier to make the spanakopita this way versus making individual spanakopita and folding each one in a triangle, as seen here. So I'm all about easy recipes. This version … [Read more...]

The Perfect Butterscotch, Chocolate and Pecan Cookies

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You know what I think? Well I'm going to tell you anyway. I think we need to eat more cookies. But let's face it, we don't want just any old boring cookies. We want huge, soft, chewy, crunchy cookies loaded with butterscotch chips, pecans and lots of chocolate. These cookies deliver just that. I know you agree with me. And I know these aren't exactly healthy, but you know what? Sometimes we need to be bad and enjoy a cookie because life is just too short. These cookies are just perfect, I … [Read more...]

Mystery Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

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I'm super excited to share this recipe with you. This recipe for mystery cake dates back to the 1930s and this cake used to be very popular. You may wonder why it's called mystery cake and the answer is simple. The special ingredient used in this cake may surprise you. It's Campbell's Tomato Soup! No lie! Not too worry though, there is no tomato taste in this cake at all. The reason tomato soup was used is because during the 1030s ingredients such as butter and eggs were precious and hard … [Read more...]

Blueberry Dump Cake

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Well out of all the recipes I post on my little blog here, I must admit this one is probably the silliest recipe! I don't even know if I'd go as far as calling it a recipe! But I'm going to do it anyway. A long time ago one of my readers asked me if I had the recipe for a dump cake. I had never heard of it before, so of course I had to look into it and see what it was. I'm here to serve my readers. You ask for it and I shall provide. I was curious why it's called a dump cake. Well now I … [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...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie In A Cup

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I have  a treat for you today. I know summer is coming and the last thing you want to do is bake when you crave something sweet. But you don't need to anymore! This recipe here will help you make it through the summer. This huge chocolate chip cookie here is made in the microwave. Yep, you heard me right! It's one of the best chocolate chip cookies I ever ate. Not to mention it's the biggest chocolate chip cookie ever, and you throw a scoop of ice cream in there and ... well you know what … [Read more...]

Simple Banana Cake

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Today's recipe is a simple one. I love simple recipes. Sometimes you may have a sweet tooth but don't want to do too much work, well this simple banana cake is perfect for times like that. With simple recipes like this you can't go wrong. This is a delicious banana cake and to fancy mine up I sprinkled it with powdered sugar and drizzled some chocolate sauce over it. I love this cake, and I always have bananas on hand that go too ripe before we get a chance to eat them. This cake is the … [Read more...]

Nutella Pecan Scones

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Ah Nutella! I was first introduced to nutella when I was a kid, maybe 10 years old. Well ever since then it's been a love affair. I love nutella any way you serve it to me. I love it on bread, I love it with breadsticks, with fruits, stuffed in wontons with fruits, over ice cream, in a sandwich with bananas, stuffed in donuts, and of course plain. I love nutella and that's all there is to it. Whew I'm glad that's out of the way. Now way back I know I said the perfect combination would be a … [Read more...]

Lahmacun or Turkish Meat Pies

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As I'm sitting here writing this post I salivate just looking at these pictures and wish there were a couple more of these pies left. I had these for the first time years ago in Michigan from an Arabic bakery and ever since then I was hooked. I love these types of pies. Lahmacun simply means meat with dough and it's a round, very thin piece of dough, much thinner than pizza, topped with minced meat, usually beef or lamb, and vegetables and herbs. They are then baked and usually served … [Read more...]

Chocolate Brownies

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We've been in Calgary now for a little over 4 years now and I still can't get used to the weather here. Although I usually complain about how cold it is here, it's pretty much sunny all the time, so it's not so bad. But this year it's been very strange, all winter has not been too bad at all then in April we got lots of snow and cold weather and we went from snowing all week long to hot, sunny and 27 degrees which is about 80 fahrenheit. Not that I'm complaining now but isn't that … [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...]

Chocolate Magic Cake

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Well I finally did it! I finally made the chocolate version of this delightful magic cake. The original version was very popular and a lot of people were asking about different flavors, so I decided to give it a go and see how it turns out. Well I knew it couldn't be bad, because I loved the original version so chocolate magic cake could only make it better. I also found out that the origin of this cake is from Romania, and the actual name of the cake is intelligent cake because of how it … [Read more...]