Caramelized onion and asparagus strata

caramelized onion asparagus egg strata recipe

Make-ahead cheesy casserole, this caramelized onion and asparagus strata is a crowd pleaser. It takes very little time to put together and you most likely have all the ingredients on hand Finally the spring has arrived! Although we still get some rain showers, I’m so happy to see flowers blooming in my front yard! I’m… 

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Carrot cake bars

carrot cake bars

Speckled with freshly grated carrots, walnuts and raisins, these super moist carrot cake bars are the easier version of the traditional carrot cake. Have you ever notice there are certain desserts that are popular around the same time year after year? Homemade cookies for Christmas, red velvet anything for Valentine’s day, carrot cake for Easter…. 

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Hot cross buns

hot cross buns recipe

Soft and with a touch of spices and packed with dried fruit, hot cross buns are usually a Good Friday treat. Skip the cross marked on top and enjoy these buns year round Every year, as Easter approaches my mind start thinking about different Eater bread recipes. Last year I’ve shared with you a recipe… 

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Peanut butter cookie dough brownies

peanut butter cookie dough brownies recipe

These peanut butter cookie dough brownies feature fudgy homemade brownies topped with a thick layer of creamy peanut butter cookie dough and colorful candy. My husband and I are the perfect example for the well know saying “the opposite attract”. He can talk your ear off even if he just met you. I can hardly… 

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Coconut kisses chocolate bars

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Coconut creme kisses chocolate bars – Just like a magic bar but with a stronger coconut flavor and chocolate added to the graham crust Raise your hand if you have leftover Easter candy. I should probably raise both my hands. I still have leftover Halloween and Christmas candy. For me candy it’s mostly considered an… 

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Carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting

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Carrot cake cookies – just like a cake but in a soft, sweet cookie with a touch of spices and packed with grated carrots sandwiched with cream cheese frosting   Carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting. There’s something about carrot cake and Easter. For the last couple of weeks I see a carrot cake… 

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Romanian Easter bread – Pasca

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Pasca – Romanian Easter Bread. Sweet, soft, enriched yeast bread baked in a springform with a cheese filling inside After 7 weeks of fasting (abstinence from any kind of food derived from animals)  with Good Friday being the absolute fast (we’re not allowed to eat or drink anything the entire day) comes Easter, one of… 

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Greek Easter bread – Tsoureki

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Greek Easter bread – Tsoureki – soft, sweet, yeast egg-enriched bread flavored with citrus and aniseed. Tsoureki it’s the famous Greek Easter bread. It’s soft, sweet, yeast egg-enriched bread usually flavored with citrus, aniseed or mahlepi (sour cherry pits ground into powder). A couple of cooked red dyed eggs tucked between the braids, sprinkle some slivered… 

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Italian Easter bread – Pane di Pasqua

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Pane di Pasqua (Italian Easter breads) fluffy, slightly sweet, rich and soft, like a brioche, flavored with generous amount of lemon zest and a touch of ground aniseed Last week Italian Easter Pie, now Italian Easter Bread. These Italian Easter breads are fluffy, slightly sweet, rich and soft, like a brioche, flavored with generous amount of lemon… 

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Italian Easter pie

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Italian Easter pie – sweet, creamy, light ricotta pie with chocolate chips and a touch of orange. Every time I see a cheesecake recipe my heart skips a beat. My all time favorite dessert is chocolate cheesecake and if I have to choose a recipe from my blog as a favorite I’d probably go with the brownie bottom cheesecake. This… 

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Cadbury creme egg brownies

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Rich, fudgy and totally addictive, these Cadbury creme eggs brownies will be the first to disappear from your Easter table. The ultimate Easter dessert!  There’s a new movie coming up this Easter season. Very similar with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory only this one is called Roxana and the Cadbury Creme Eggs Factory.  If I have to… 

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Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs

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Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs – just like a melt-in-you-mouth peanut butter cookie with an extra peanut butter touchI’ve been meaning to use Reese’s colorful Easter Eggs in baking since I saw them on the shelves just before Valentine’s day. Of course I ate a few bags before I actually used… 

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Cranberry sweet buns

Cranberry Sweet Buns | Roxanashomebaking.com

Monday morning. Waiting for my daughter to wake up so we can enjoy breakfast without feeling rushed. It’s been a crazy week.It was the first week we celebrated Easter at home. I had no idea how crazy it can get. Planning the menu, going shopping for the Easter basket, filling and hiding the eggs, coloring… 

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Chocolate Swirl Bread

Chocolate Swirl Bread | roxanashomebaking.com

It’s been more than 24 hours since I took this bread out of the oven. My kitchen still smells like vanilla, orange and chocolate. The smell reminds me of holidays and family gatherings. This bread is probably one of the few traditional Romanian breads. It’s usually made at Christmas and Easter and family events, like… 

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