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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Grandma Jean’s Ginger Snaps

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This year I have not posted lots of cookie recipes for Christmas, so I thought I need to redeem myself to my loyal readers who have been waiting for some. So I have a great recipe for you. No, Grandma Jean is not my grandma, but she is a friend's grandma who said that I must try her recipe. I got this recipe a few months ago and eagerly waited for Christmas to make these cookies. They are the perfect ginger snap cookies, no doubt about that. So seeing that it's Christmas, I urge you to make … [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...]

Apple Fritters

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I've probably mentioned this before but my very first job was at a bakery. I was 14 years old and I used to work the cash register. It was a great job in the sense that it was easy and most of all I loved a lot of the baked goods there. I used to love the bread, the clover leaf buns, the macaroons, but most of all I used to love the apple fritters. Apple fritters are so easy to make, but they are so delicious, and come on, they have apples. They're nothing more than a sort of donut with … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Ricotta Cheesecake

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I had a tough time coming up with a name for this cheesecake because it has both ricotta cheese and cream cheese in it, so to call it Pumpkin Ricotta Cream cheesecake, too long and it just doesn't sound right. But regardless of its name, the important thing is that if you're a pumpkin fan, like me, and you love pumpkin season, then you're simply going to love this cheesecake, assuming you like cheesecake as well. When I took the pictures I had not waited long enough for the cheesecake to cool, … [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...]

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

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It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends. It's also a beautiful weekend as far as weather is concerned, I love this time year as the colors are gorgeous. Speaking of fall colors, what better ingredient to use for fall than pumpkin. I've been meaning to make some cheesecake brownies for a while now, so adding pumpkin to the cheesecake was a no brainer. Not only does it give the cheesecake batter the beautiful orange color, but it also adds great … [Read more...]

Cinnabons Cinnamon Rolls

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Who doesn't love the cinnabons at the malls? Just walking by their stores and smelling these cinnabons baking, drives me up the walls. It's very hard to keep on walking and not stop and spend $5 on a cinnabon. Not to worry my friends! I have found the precious cinnabon recipe. I came across this book, More Top Secret Recipes: More Fabulous Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods, and inside it I found the copycat recipe for cinnabons. This book is great, it has a lot of copycat … [Read more...]

Apple Strudel

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Have you ever watched the show "The Best Thing I Ever Made/Ate"? Well I love to watch that show. Most of the stuff on there looks fairly complicated, but Duff Goldman was on the show and he said the best thing he ever made and ate is his family's apple strudel. The reason this stood out to me is because I love apple strudels, and usually they're fairly easy to make. So, seeing as I'm not one to back down from such a challenge, I decided to make this special apple strudel. But before I did, … [Read more...]