Black and red raspberry vanilla scones

raspberry vanilla scones recipe

Delicate and sweet, these vanilla scones with lots of black and red specks from the fresh raspberries are a great treat for breakfast or with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Scones are one of my favorite weekend morning treat. Although I do love a good donut or a muffin with my cup of… 

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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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Chocolate and vanilla marble loaf cake

Marble loaf cake recipe 4

Simple and classic, this marble loaf cake is comfort food at its best. Chocolate and vanilla flavors are swirled to create a beautiful pattern topped with a dark and white chocolate ganache to give you a sense of what’s to come.  I love a good marble cake. I has been one of my favorites since… 

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Eggnog chocolate bread

Eggnog chocolate bread |

Have you ever wondered why books are priced $.1 on Amazon? Really? 1 cent? How bad can that book be to be priced so low. Why not just say it’s free. It’s not like it’s going to make a difference. You’ll still have to pay the $3.99 for delivery. I always wondered that. I still… 

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Funfetti yogurt cupcakes with Buttercream frosting

Funfetti Yogurt Cupcakes |

Rain or shine my day starts around 6 am. While making my morning tea I open the door letting the fresh air come in. I can smell the fall crispy air. Although the sun shines reminding us it’s still summer the nature seems to take a step forward. Leaves are yellowing, squirrels are rushing up and… 

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Walnut blondies

Walnut Blondies

I think I’m in denial. No, no, no, has nothing to do with chocolate if that’s what you’re thinking by looking at these walnut blondies. It’s just I don’t want to admit fall is just around the corner. Yesterday I saw yellow leaves on the ground. If the leaves are falling here in South Carolina,… 

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Chocolate Almond Cookies

Chocolate Almond Cookies |

Yesterday we were out most of the day. Everywhere I turned there was chocolate, hearts and sweet red/pink gifts. To my surprise there were even Easter decorations. I’m OK with both Valentine’s and St. Patrick decorations in the same time, but Easter, well, I think it’s a little too early. Now that I take a… 

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting |

No matter how many classes you have, no matter how many books your read, there’s one thing you can learn just by practicing : how to be the best parent you can be. It was a sunny November morning when we left the comfort of our house to meet the one that was about to… 

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Fruit Sauce


While I’m enjoying time with my family in Romania several of my favorite food bloggers (born outside US just like me) are sharing their culinary talents with you.  Today, I’d like you to welcome Abeer. She’s from Canada, now living in Chicago area.  On her blog, Cake Whiz, A cake Geek’s Resource, as you can… 

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Love, laugh and eat pie


“Make a peanut butter pie and share it with someone you love. Then hug them like there’s no tomorrow because today is the only guarantee we can count on” Jennifer  Perillo A wonderful blogger lost her husband last Sunday at 5.52 pm. When I found out my first thoughts went towards my husband who sometimes… 

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Banana Oats Bars


I usually don’t write about a recipe immediately after I make unless I have a date-line. Sometimes it takes me even a month or more to decide if it’s blog worthy or not. There are times I see a recipe on another blog and run in the kitchen to make it. I’ve seen these bars… 

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Egg-yolk cookies


As you’re reading this, we are on our way back to Virginia.  What it was supposed to be a couple of days vacation turned into a 3 weeks vacation. Despite Tiffany being sick, we found some time to enjoy the weather, get wrinkled toes at the water-park, eat lots of ice-cream and sleep in late!!… 

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Coconut Cookies


What is your favorite cookie? My favorite has to be crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. If that’s your favorite too than keep reading, you’re going to love these cookies.  Before I tell you more about these cookies I’d like to apologize for being mostly M.I.A. I have a pair of clutches… 

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Walnut covered Braids


Lately there have been so many things going on.  I already told you about my friend Monet and the tragedy her family is going through. She’s back in Texas but now her family is facing the decision of unplugging her sister or not since she shows no sings of recovery. Please visit her, if you… 

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Apple Raspberry Sauce and Ricotta Pancakes


  I’m sure for many of you making pancakes is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Years ago when I came to US was the first time I had pancakes. Throughout my childhood we had crepes, sort of french toast and rice pudding for breakfast.  This fat crepes were new to me. My husband doesn’t… 

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Crunchy Chocolate – Almond Cookies


Today is Wednesday that means another MOPS meeting. Unfortunately I could not make it today but that won’t stop me from sharing with you the cookies I made for today’s meeting. . Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Some like the cookie gooey some like it crunchy. We like them both ways, but… 

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