Orange Monkey Bread


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...]

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pull Apart Bread with Raisins

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This pull apart bread has been done now over and over again but I've never really tried it. Until now. I thought it was time. So I started my research, as I usually do before I embark on any project. Of course the internet is full of pull apart bread recipes, so the secret was finding one that would work for me and changing it up so that it is easy enough for anyone to follow. So I came up with a cinnamon brown sugar pull apart bread with raisins. When I was reading about this recipe, … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Raisin Nut Bread

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I love to bake and I love to bake breads, any type of breads. I love breads like banana breads, walnut breads, and pumpkin breads. I find them ideal for breakfast, perfect type of breakfast when you're in a rush in the morning. I modified this bread a little bit because I wanted to make it healthier, so I cut out the oil and replaced it with apple sauce and replaced some of the flour with rolled oats. You won't miss the oil, trust me. The bread is still delicious and you'll love it, and it's … [Read more...]

Chocolate Zucchini Bread


I have a treat for you today and it's a healthy treat. That's right, you heard me. A healthy treat. And what a fantastic treat this is. My husband is absolutely madly in love with this bread. And so am I. A slice of this moist and luscious chocolate zucchini bread is only 116 calories. Don't get turned off at the sound of zucchini, you can't even taste it in this bread. When I first told my husband that it was chocolate zucchini bread he turned his back and was not interested, but as usual I … [Read more...]

Coffee Cake Bread

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I made this coffee cake bread late last night and I dreamt about it all night. It was late last night when I made it so I didn't try it. Hence the dreaming part. You don't understand. I love my Sunday morning breakfasts. Not a Sunday goes by that I don't make something nice for breakfast. And this coffee cake bread is the perfect complement to a good cup of coffee. To make it even more special I drizzled some caramel sauce over it, but feel free to skip it, it's entirely optional. Coffee … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Bread

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I love Saturday mornings, don't you. I can sleep in and when I wake up I can actually have a nice cup of coffee at home. But I woke up this morning, craving cinnamon bread. I love cinnamon bread especially for breakfast. However, I was not to have the cinnamon bread for breakfast, as it would take a while for the dough to rise, but I did end up having it later in the afternoon and it was still as good. And moreover, tomorrow morning I will have cinnamon bread. YES! Now you can definitely add … [Read more...]

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread


You know what's great? Weather here in Calgary is still awesome. I am loving this, it's like an extended summer, but not too hot, just perfect. I just hope it stays this way for a little while longer. Anyway, on to today's recipe. Well I love chocolate and I love banana bread, so anytime you pair these two together, it's a winner for me.  This banana bread makes for a perfect breakfast idea especially when you're in a rush.  As a matter of fact this is what I did this morning, took a slice … [Read more...]

Blueberry Chocolate Rolls

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I love making cinnamon rolls and I make them quite often, but my husband is not a big fan of cinnamon. So I kept thinking of making these rolls with a different filling. He likes chocolate so why not chocolate. They have to be just as good if not better. I also had some blueberries so I thought the addition of blueberries would make these rolls a novelty. I was absolutely right. These rolls are scrumptious, delicious, they simply make you want to eat more and more. By the way if you don't … [Read more...]

Monkey Brains


Yes, that's right, today's featured recipe is Monkey Brains. This delicious sweet bread, has many other names as well. Probably the most known is Monkey Bread. Other names it goes by is bubbleloaf, sticky bread, coffee cake, but my favorite name for this is Monkey Brains. Not to gross you out, but the name reminds me of the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom when Indiana and the lounge singer are dinner guests somewhere in India and they are served chilled monkey brains as a dessert. :) … [Read more...]

Cranberries and Cream Cheese Bread

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I love to bake breads, all kinds of breads. Recently we discovered a bakery close to our house that has a lot of great goodies. We bought this cranberry bread and it was good, but it was kind of lacking in cranberries. So I thought why not try and make one myself. Except I wanted to make it a bit more special and decided to add some cream cheese filling as well. You know until recently I was sort of afraid to work with cranberries. I didn't know what I can make with them and not only that, … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Rolls

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Ok, who doesn't love cinnamon rolls? Well I do and I love the smell of cinnamon rolls as they are baking more than anything. These rolls are delicious and you can either have them with icing, or no icing. I prefer no icing, considering they have enough calories as it is without the icing, but I did make some because my husband loves the icing. Don't be afraid of making cinnamon rolls, honestly they are very easy to make. First we need to get the yeast ready so in a small bowl, add the warm … [Read more...]

Walnut Bread (Cozonac cu Nuca)

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Sweet Walnut Bread known as Cozonac cu Nuca is a traditional Romanian sweet bread made with raisins and walnuts or pecans enjoyed at Christmas and Easter. Oh let me tell you this is a treat. This is a favorite at every Christmas or Easter in Romania and you will find it on everyone's table wherever you go.  This is my mother in law's recipe and it is the best. It may be a bit of work, but trust me when I tell you it is worth it.  It will take you about 4 hours to make and that includes the … [Read more...]