Blueberry lemon cake

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Delicious, sweet and light, blueberry lemon cake soaked in a tangy syrup overnight to infuse the citrus flavors, making it the perfect summer cake. I’ve mentioned a couple of times my grandma in my posts and her joy to live and love for food but I rarely mention she’s fighting lung cancer and everytime I talk with… 

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Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites

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Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites – oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich cheesecake and crumbled topping. Today I have some great news to share with you. I’ve told you before I’m a bad organizer, so please don’t judge me for taking me… 

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Dill caraway rye bread

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Dill caraway rye bread – Light and airy, with a soft crust and filled with caraway and dill seeds, this egg free bread is just what you need to make delicious deli sandwiches. I’m happy to be working again with Red Star Yeast and bring you a flavorful easy to make rye bread. I’m a… 

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Blueberry almond bars

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Blueberry almond bars – Buttery cookie almond base topped with a layer of sweet and juicy blueberries and crumbled topping. A great way to enjoy both fruit and nuts in one bite. I’m a bad, bad organizer. I’m always doing everything the last-minute, and by that I mean editing photos and writing my post. Last… 

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Chocolate cherry bars

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Chocolate cookie base, rich chocolate fudge, cherries and cherry flavored M&M’s – all in one irresistible bar! A scrumptious way to start the summer! Cherries are one of my favorite stone fruits. Little gems of juice and sugary sweetness, they mark the beginning of summer. During my childhood I spend most of the summer vacation at my grandparents house… 

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Hazelnut chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

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Hazelnut chocolate chip oatmeal cookies – Thick chewy oatmeal cookies with crispy edges packed with rolled oats, chopped hazelnuts and chocolate chips and topped with chocolate ganache. A classic lunch box treat make-over. Few weeks ago I had to bake, for a church event, desserts for around 100 people. For two days I baked, washed… 

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Ricotta lime tart

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Ricotta lime tart – creamy ricotta meets crunchy almonds and refreshing lime in this light tart, perfect for spring-summer dinner parties. This post is brought to you in partnership with Sargento. I’ve been working with Sargento for a couple of months now and although I love all kinds of cheese I must say if I… 

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Chocolate coffee cupcakes with coffee buttercream frosting

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Moist, sweet and irresistible chocolate coffee cupcakes made with cold brewed coffee and frosted with coffee flavored buttercream. Now you can drink your coffee and eat it too! I used to be a black tea lover, that is when my little princess took 2-3 naps a day and I had time to sit down and… 

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Raisin cheese crackers

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Raisin cheese crackers – With only 6 ingredients, you can now make your own sweet and salty cheese crackers to impress your guests at the next party! Romanians are known for a couple of things, some good, some bad but what I love most about is the hospitality. We love to entertain, we love having friends… 

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Baba au Rhum with cream and strawberries

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Baba au Rhum – a bundt no knead rich yeast coffee cake with dried fruit, soaked in rum syrup and filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Thank you Red Star Yeast for sponsoring this recipe. The first time I heard the name Baba-au-Rhum I was wondering what language is that and what on Earth… 

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Dulce de leche oatmeal bars

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Only 5 ingredients needed to make these quick and easy oatmeal bars with a thin layer of chewy gooey dulce de leche. I love oatmeal bars. They are so versatile and one of the easiest treats that, probably, even my baby girl can put them together. All you have to do is add everything in the… 

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Chocolate strawberry roll cake

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Chocolate strawberry roll cake – Chocolate sponge cake filled with lighter than air cream and diced fresh strawberries. One would think that after 8 months of hosting the chocolate party I get my act together and post on time. Sorry to disappoint you but this month was so close to not having a party at all…. 

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Tropical Treat Fruit Basket {giveaway}

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Mother’s Day it’s almost here! Have you thought what to get for your Mom or Grandma? Something to show your appreciation and WOW her? I know, us the Moms, we’re superwomen making everything go smoothly for our family and we get so little credit. From the morning cup of coffee, breakfast, laundry, crafts, lunch, playdates, outside activities, dinner ready… 

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Walkers Shortbread {giveaway}

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I can not say Walkers Shortbread without instantly craving some. As a basic rule, I rarely buy store-bought cookies. Well, except Walkers shortbread. I love this Scottish pure butter shortbread. They are perfectly buttery, not greasy, and deliciously crunchy. They are perfect to dip in coffee, spread a little jam on top of them or dip in… 

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