Candy cane chocolate cheesecake bars

candy cane chocolate cheesecake bars

Velvety peppermint cheesecake with swirls of white chocolate candy cane bars and topped with a piece of chocolate, these festive chocolate cheesecake bars are a showstopper. Easy as 1,2,3 and only 7 ingredients!  Let’s leave that photo soak in for a minute or two. You may wanna take a (paper) towel to wipe the drooling… 

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Candy cane kisses chocolate cookies

candy cane kisses chocolate cookies recipe

The star of this year’s cookie exchange – rich, fudgy chocolate cookies packed with chopped candy cane kisses and drizzled with chocolate and chopped candy cane for a festive look Confession time : the first smell of Christmas and my addiction for candy cane takes over. I’ve been in candy cane land for a couple… 

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No bake Christmas fruit cake

no bake fruit cake

Forget the heavy traditional fruit cake. This year impress your friends and family with this light no-bake Christmas fruit cake. Thanks to Whole Foods Market and Kitchen PLAY for sponsoring this post. Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year. Ever since I was a little girl I helped my mom organize the Christmas… 

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My favorite Christmas cookies

my favorite Christmas cookies

I’m often asked which are my favorite cookies to make year after year to give away to friends and family. It’s always a hard decision to pick just one cookie recipe, so most of the time I rotate them. I make some of the recipes I’ve already shared on my blog, sometimes I try new… 

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Chewy coconut peanut butter cookies

chewy coconut peanut butter cookies recipe

Bake a batch of these chewy coconut peanut butter cookies out for Santa and he’ll leave you all the gifts you want! Yes, they are THAT good!!! Lately I’ve been on a peanut butter kick. I find myself making sandwiches when no one is around. Dip apple wedges directly in the jar as a late… 

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Christmas vanilla roll cake

Christmas vanilla cake rolls recipe

A simple vanilla roll cake with red and green dots and spirals of creamy buttercream is the perfect dessert for Christmas parties. This spiral cake has always caught my attention. Although it carries different names depending from country to country, I find roll cakes prettier than a layer cake. Plus, not to mention they are… 

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Coconut dried fruit bread

Coconut Dried Fruit Quick Bread

A simple, yet delicious quick bread packed with dried fruit and bursting with coconut flavor. Make this dried fruit bread as a holiday gift for friends or family, or simply enjoy some with a hot cup of coffee. Thanks to GO Veggie! and Kitchen PLAY for helping me share this recipe and a fun giveaway… 

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25 recipes to Christmas round-up and Santa’s coming to town

It’s been a fun month.  I can’t believe the #25recipestoXmas it’s over. There have been cookies, cakes, tart, cupcakes, loaves of bread. I’m getting hungry just looking at them.   I would like to thank to my wonderful bakers who helped me bringing you all these treats. Kristina of Spabettie Liz of That Skinny Chick… 

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Gingerbread roll cake

gingerbread roll cake recipe roxanashomebaking 3

Moist gingerbread roll cake filled with spiced creamy filling. A delicious twist on the traditional Christmas gingerbread cake I remember watching mom rolling up, using a damp tea towel, the pan-sheet cake she just took out of the oven. We were too small and could not understand where she had hidden the filling since we… 

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Christmas peppermint candy ricotta cheesecake

peppermint christmas candy cheesecake recipe roxanashomebaking 1

Velvety ricotta cheesecake mixed with crushed peppermint candy and topped with a layer of white chocolate ganache, Christmas candy and sprinkles. Years ago, before I had Tiffany you’d find me in the local bookstore with a book, a coffee and a sweet treat. It was a nice way to enjoy an afternoon, get out of… 

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Stollen

stollen recipe roxanashomebaking 3

A sweet German yeast bread, stollen is packed with rum soaked fruit and marzipan and dusted with powder sugar for a winter look. Yes, another yeast Christmas bread. This time we’re talking a trip to Germany to enjoy a slice of Stollen also known as Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen. Stollen, in a quick definition, is the yeast version of the American… 

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Chocolate bites

chocolate cut-out cookies recipe roxanashomebaking 2

Christmas is just few days away and the closer it gets the more party invitations we receive in the mail. Most of them are for Christmas Eve, only a few for Christmas day. Unfortunately we won’t be able to attend any. We’ve already made Christmas commitments and since those involve a lot of traveling we’ve decide to celebrate Christmas a little… 

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Romanian dried fruit swirl bread

Dried Fruit Swirl Bread Recipe Roxanashomebaking 1

A brioche like bread, rich from the butter and eggs with a soft crumb this dried fruit swirl bread baked around the holidays Today’s post is hard to write. I’ve had a couple of attempts but after few short sentences the teary eyes forced me to think of something else. I’m a very emotional person… 

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Cream cheese dried fruit bread

Cream cheese dried fruit bread recipe roxanashomebaking 4

Sweet, soft and fluffy yeast dried fruit bread made with cream cheese and dusted with powder sugar for Christmas breakfast or brunch When I first had the #25recipestoXmas idea I thought I’d share a week filled with holiday loaves of bread. Nothing wrong with it, right? As the time was approaching I got to a conclusion,… 

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Eggnog cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting

eggnog cupcakes with chocolate cream-cheese frosting recipe roxanashomebaking 1

Last year it was the first time I tried eggnog. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I wasn’t impress. I didn’t feel it was something I see myself drinking while chatting with my friends and family and having a great time. But I love baking with eggnog. I love the nutmeg sweet flavor it gives to baked goods. I have tried… 

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Pignolata

pignolata-2

Today’s Christmas treats are brought by Lora of Cake Duchess. I’ve been known Lora since I start blogging and she never cease to amaze me with her creativity. She’s very creative in her baking, but our love for homemade bread is what made us close friends. With recipes like “No knead dinner rolls” , “Marbled chocolate… 

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