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...]

Pancetta and Gruyere Breakfast Pizza

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As I sit here to write this post and look at these pizza pictures I remember the first time I ever had pizza. I was about 11 or 12 years old at a restaurant in Timisoara with my family. This was when Romania used to be communist and foods like this were not common. Eating at restaurants was not a common thing for us. Back then we had rations on oil and sugar, so it was not often my mom would indulge in baking. Baking was for special occasions like the holidays. But that day was a summer day 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...]

Corn and Chive Pancakes with Bacon and Eggs

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I have the perfect weekend breakfast for you. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these pancakes. They're savory pancakes packed with corn and chives and so freaking delicious. This right here is the breakfast of champions. Now I don't know about you, but I'm a breakfast kind of person. I could eat breakfast food all day long. As a matter of fact there have been quite a few times that we've had eggs for dinner and let me tell you they are great. This breakfast right here though is … [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...]

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...]

Smashed Avocado Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches

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Well it's all over now, Valentine's day and my birthday. I'm glad! I'm officially one year older, and I'm not going to tell you how old I am. There was a time when I didn't use to care. Now I do, funny how that works. I hate getting old and I know we all do, nobody wants to get older but there's nothing we can do about it. My husband is a sweetheart. He got me these beautiful purple tulips for Valentine's day and I love the color so much I just had to take a picture of them and share them … [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...]

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...]

Christmas Morning Wife Saver

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Merry Christmas! My gift to you for Christmas is one more amazing Christmas recipe. I certainly cannot take credit for this recipe, it's one I heard from my friend and thought it sounded easy and perfect for Christmas morning or brunch. Apparently this recipe is a Christmas classic, and it will become a tradition for me because it's delicious and there are so many ways to personalize it and make it your own. For now I just wanted to try the basic recipe and next Christmas I'll change it up … [Read more...]