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...]

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...]

Baked Egg Boats

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Do you realize it's only a month till Christmas? For the first time I have actually almost finished my Christmas shopping before the end of November. This never happens to me. I'm usually a December 23rd or 24th shopper. Pretty sad. It's a busy time of the year for everyone, so during this time I'm all about great delicious breakfasts on a weekend morning so that you can go face the day on a full stomach. These baked egg boats are perfect to start your day. I love love love these baked egg … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup

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I have been sick now for a few days with the flu. Pretty depressing. But it's times like this when I remember soups. There's nothing better to have than a warm soup with some cheesy bread when you have the flu. OK, so maybe the cheesy bread doesn't really help with the flu, but it goes great with this roasted garlic and tomato soup. And I love cheesy bread, dipped in this soup it's to die for. But enough about the bread, the star of this show here is the soup, after all. It's probably one … [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...]

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...]

World’s Greatest Soft Pretzels

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My husband and I love our pretzels and we make them quite often. But for some reason we're not quite pleased with them, we're looking for that special soft pretzel that you get at the mall, or at the ball game. You know the one I'm talking about, eh? Those huge pretzels that you just can't stop eating, they're salty, they're buttery, they're just amazing. Well I think we finally hit the jackpot. After the hundreds of experiments and hundreds of pretzels eaten, we've finally done it. We made … [Read more...]

Chicken Fajitas Braid

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If you're looking for a quick and delicious dinner idea, then this chicken fajitas braid is for you. This braid could not get any easier to make and it's so fabulous your entire family will love. Of course this braid could be made with homemade dough, but since we want this to be easy and quick I used Pillsbury crescent rolls to roll out the dough into a rectangle and form the braid. The filling is my favorite fajita mix, which is basically onions, green bell peppers and chicken, sauteed with … [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...]

Crusty Bread

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I am so excited about sharing this bread recipe with you, I have not been this excited in a very long time about a recipe. You know how much I love baking, but I love simplicity as well. This bread could not get any easier, it's even easier than the artisan bread. Let me give you an introduction first. I came across this recipe on pinterest, and it took me to Simply So Good blog to this amazing bread recipe. The ingredients are the same as for the artisan bread but the way it's made, totally … [Read more...]