Roxana's Home Baking http://roxanashomebaking.com Easy recipes, simple ingredients Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:06:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Easy rice, vegetables and sausage casserole recipe http://roxanashomebaking.com/easy-rice-vegetables-sausage-casserole-recipe/ http://roxanashomebaking.com/easy-rice-vegetables-sausage-casserole-recipe/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:00:53 +0000 http://roxanashomebaking.com/?p=27639 Weekends are always the busiest days of the week. As much as I try to find some free time there are a million things left to be done Saturday or Sunday. Grocery shopping & meal planning, soccer games, birthday parties, house chores. We hardly have any time to sit down. Rush, rush, rush to get... 

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Weekends are always the busiest days of the week. As much as I try to find some free time there are a million things left to be done Saturday or Sunday. Grocery shopping & meal planning, soccer games, birthday parties, house chores. We hardly have any time to sit down.
Rush, rush, rush to get everything done by Sunday night so the coming week doesn’t start with a pile of laundry to wash/fold or with an empty fridge.
And with the holidays fast approaching, I doubt things will slow down.
Obviously, I hardly have time to cook. Usually we have leftovers or something that comes together as fast as snapping your fingers.  Luckily for me, after making this easy rice, vegetables and sausage casserole for the first time a couple of weeks ago my family requests it almost every weekend and it’s already on our Thanksgiving menu as a side dish!
No worries, my lovelies! I can find 5 minutes to put this casserole together for you! Yes, you read that right. It takes 5 minutes of prep time! … 

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Holiday cheesecake presents recipe http://roxanashomebaking.com/holiday-cheesecake-presents-recipe/ http://roxanashomebaking.com/holiday-cheesecake-presents-recipe/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:03:33 +0000 http://roxanashomebaking.com/?p=27734 Winter holidays is my favorite season. From the moment we pick our Christmas tree until few days into the new year everything seems to be magic. It may be just me but it seems like everyone comes to life, despite the cold weather. People are smiling more, singing carols all day long, wrapping gifts for... 

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Holiday cheesecake presents recipe

Winter holidays is my favorite season. From the moment we pick our Christmas tree until few days into the new year everything seems to be magic.

It may be just me but it seems like everyone comes to life, despite the cold weather. People are smiling more, singing carols all day long, wrapping gifts for the loved ones and attending at least one Christmas party!

It’s that time of the year!

Every year I host a Christmas party for a handful of friends. This year is a little more special. I’m hosting three parties! I can’t believe it either! But I’m so excited!

The first one is for a couple of my daughter’s friends. Some cookies, some games and call it an afternoon.

The second one is for my girlfriends! A mom’s night out in my living-room! Cheese, crackers, sweets and wine and we talk for hours!

The third one is an ugly sweater party for a couple of close friends.

It may seem like a lot, but with a few tricks I can organize these parties without loosing my mind. Do you want to know how?… 

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Iced pumpkin donuts http://roxanashomebaking.com/iced-pumpkin-donuts-recipe/ http://roxanashomebaking.com/iced-pumpkin-donuts-recipe/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:30:52 +0000 http://roxanashomebaking.com/?p=27647 A sweet treat with a cup of hot cider or coffee, these iced pumpkin donuts are incredibly moist and soft and loaded with delicious pumpkin and flavor! Tomorrow’s is my baby girl’s birthday. I can’t believe she’s 5! It seems like yesterday I was coming home with this tiny baby I was so afraid I might... 

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A sweet treat with a cup of hot cider or coffee, these iced pumpkin donuts are incredibly moist and soft and loaded with delicious pumpkin and flavor!
A sweet treat with a cup of hot cider or coffee, these iced pumpkin donuts are incredibly moist and soft and loaded with delicious pumpkin and flavor!

Tomorrow’s is my baby girl’s birthday. I can’t believe she’s 5! It seems like yesterday I was coming home with this tiny baby I was so afraid I might drop. For weeks (more like months) I was terrified she would move the exact moment I’m not paying attention and will fall from my arms. (it’s crazy how my mind works creating all these “what if” scenarios)

In case you were wondering, she never fell from my arms and we’re as happy as we can be, enjoying our girl every single day.

A few days ago I asked her what dessert she would like to have for her birthday. After a toss between cake and cupcakes and back to cake and more cupcakes she requested donuts with lots and lots of sprinkles.

And who am I to argue with that, especially if we’re talking about incredibly moist and soft pumpkin donuts loaded with delicious pumpkin and flavor!

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Double peppermint cupcakes http://roxanashomebaking.com/double-peppermint-cupcakes-recipe/ http://roxanashomebaking.com/double-peppermint-cupcakes-recipe/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 04:27:06 +0000 http://roxanashomebaking.com/?p=27627 Get into the holiday spirit with these festive double peppermint cupcakes. Peppermint exact and peppermint creamer are used both in the cupcake batter and frosting for a double peppermint dose! I love cupcakes. If I have to choose between a cupcake and a cake, I choose the cupcake. It’s easier to make, easier to take... 

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Get into the holiday spirit with these festive double peppermint cupcakes. Peppermint exact and peppermint creamer are used both in the cupcake batter and frosting for a double peppermint dose!

Get into the holiday spirit with these festive double peppermint cupcakes. Peppermint exact and peppermint creamer are used both in the cupcake batter and frosting for a double peppermint dose!

I love cupcakes. If I have to choose between a cupcake and a cake, I choose the cupcake. It’s easier to make, easier to take to get-together or pot-lucks and since they look so adorable they are pretty hard to resist. (eating is my favorite part after all!)

For the last couple of days I have been making peppermint cupcakes after peppermint cupcakes. I just looking for a cupcake that’s bursting with peppermint flavor, it’s soft and tender and comes together in no time!

And I finally found it!… 

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Chocolate chip honey cake (no sugar added) http://roxanashomebaking.com/chocolate-chip-honey-cake-recipe-no-sugar-added/ http://roxanashomebaking.com/chocolate-chip-honey-cake-recipe-no-sugar-added/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:31:03 +0000 http://roxanashomebaking.com/?p=27564 Extra moist and sweet, this chocolate chip honey cake is so flavorful and so easy to make. Dress it up with a thin layer of chocolate ganache and you have an irresistible snack cake! I used to be terrified of bundt cakes. Well, not the cake itself, but baking it. In my defense I had some... 

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Extra moist and sweet, this chocolate chip honey cake is so flavorful and so easy to make. Dress it up with a thin layer of chocolate ganache and you have an irresistible snack cake!
Extra moist and sweet, this chocolate chip honey cake is so flavorful and so easy to make. Dress it up with a thin layer of chocolate ganache and you have an irresistible snack cake!

I used to be terrified of bundt cakes. Well, not the cake itself, but baking it. In my defense I had some bad experiences where the cake was stuck in all the pan’s crevices. For a while baking a bundt cake was not even taken into consideration. I was sure I was going to fail. What was the point of wasting time and ingredients. I had better things to do.

But this little blog of mine pushed my baking adventures until I was comfortable enough to try bundt cakes again and again until I was able to take them out of the pan in one piece.

Now, making a bundt cake is a breeze. … 

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