Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting

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Banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting – moist and sweet from the mashed bananas with a little tangyness from the cream cheese frosting When life gives me overripe bananas, I make a banana sheet cake with cream cheese icing. That was pretty much my motto over the weekend. I woke up early as usual and… 

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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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Chocolate Swirl Bread

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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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Sour Cream Chive Muffins

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We all know February is the month of “love”. Chocolate. Flowers. Pink. Red. Now that Valentine’s day has just passed one may think there’s no reason for all the hearts decorations everywhere. Actually there is. February is the National Heart Health Month. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is… 

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2011 Best Desserts

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  This is my last round-up of recipes from 2011.  It was fun going back in time. I realized how much I still have to learn, but in the same I loved seeing my progresses throughout the last year. I can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring my way, hopefully some patience so I… 

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Whole-wheat flat bread

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I love dipping bread into spiced olive oil. I remember when my grandma baked flat bread and we all gathered around the table to dip small pieces of bread in salty olive oil. I loved watching my grandma making bread. She never used a kitchen scale or measuring cups/spoons. She knew how much each ingredient… 

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Dropped biscuits

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As a food blogger our mission is to support the local as much as possible. Buy local, dine local. But what about local writers? Few weeks ago I received an email from Karen Peek, the author of Be your own Chef cookbook asking me if I’d be interested in reviewing her book. After she told… 

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