New York-Style Crumb Cake

New York-Style Crumb Cake

Today is a special day.  It marks my 15-year union with Chris.  And I say union because we were together for 11 years before we got married.  He’s the most loving, understanding, caring and giving man I know.  And I feel so lucky to have him as my partner.

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Apple Biscoff Streusel Bread

Apple Biscoff Streusel Bread

I can’t remember the last time I baked with apples.  It must have been about a year ago.  So today’s recipe is an apple recipe (duh!) with Biscoff.  Who doesn’t love Biscoff? If you haven’t tried Biscoff, I urge you to hurry up and get yourself a jar.  You can get it on Amazon, Target or Cost Plus World Market, to name a few.  It’s fantastic in baking, on toast, or you can just eat it straight from the jar.  I currently have 5 jars in my pantry, that’s how much I love it.

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Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread

Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread

I generally prefer to bake from scratch.  But on those days when you don’t have the time to be bothered with measuring, these baking mixes sure come in handy! I love Trader Joe’s baking mixes.  They never have those hydrogenated soybean oil or any preservatives in their mixes.  With this particular baking mix, they also have corn kernels, which is nice because it actually gave the cornbread more texture and flavor.

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Buttermilk Banana Bread

Buttermilk Banana Bread

This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood Pancake) was mentioned in The Guardian UK! Thanks to the lovely and talented Claire over at Under the Blue Gum tree for submitting her adaptation of this recipe to tailor towards the 5:2 Diet.  If you haven’t been to her site, head over there now to check out some of Claire’s mouthwatering recipes!

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Blood Orange Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins

Blood Orange Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’ve been missing our breakfast muffins lately so I decided to bake a batch of these.  I had a sack of blood oranges I need to use up so expect to see a few more recipes with blood oranges in it.  Aren’t they pretty? I just LOVE the color!

These muffins turned out really well.  I love the texture and the flavor.  Orange and chocolate pair so well together.  And when you have some tea or coffee with this, it’s fabulous! Chris and I couldn’t wait ’til morning.  We each had one before dinner with our tea.  It made our bellies happy.  Who says you can’t have dessert before dinner? 🙂

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Bangers and Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy

Bangers and Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy

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Every so often I would make bangers and mash for dinner.  I usually use Bratwurst sausages.  But in the month of March, my market always carries Irish bangers.  In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d make it as Irish as possible.  Starting with the Irish bangers and then the Guinness beer.  You have Bangers and Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy! I served my bangers with green onions and buttermilk mashed potatoes but feel free to use your favorite mashed potato recipe.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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