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Banana Bundt Cake with Toffee Sauce

I’m not kidding when I said I’m going to put this recipe on the blog but boy, did it take a long time for me to do it! This cake was a hit in my family that I made it twice in a month.  I do love it as well, I thought the cake was […]

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Hamburger-Vegetable Soup with Tortellini

Today is a second day of snow day so there’s no school for my son and myself.  Yesterday I did housework that included laundry, vacuuming, mopping, and dusting!  It’s very rare that I got to do dusting when I do my weekly cleaning–ooppsss–as that chore is very tedious and I do not like it at […]

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Triple-Berry Pie with Pecan Crumb Topping

When I went picking a couple of weeks ago, I saw that tayberries were still available and Marionberries were beginning to ripen.  I decided to pick just a few cups thinking that I’d make berry pies.  I had in mind a pie with crumb toppings after making a double-crust pie already. So here’s what I […]

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Cherry-Almond Coffee Cake

Last week my family went cherry picking at Hood River and some two cups of those cherries went into this coffee cake.  We picked mostly Bings and some Rainier too.  The wind was blowing hard while we picked the fruits but the view was still gorgeous.  Lots of sunshine and surprisingly not many people went […]

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Strawberry-Raspberry No-Churn Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks

The title says it all, it’s a combo of two different berries that I picked this past week, along with chopped bittersweet chocolate. The idea came because I wanted to make ice cream, the easy way.  I found recipes for no-churn ice cream and decided to try it.  This particular recipe uses less sweetened condensed […]

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

I’m so happy that local strawberries are finally available.  With a longer cool season that made its way till June, I thought I wouldn’t see berries ripening or even happening this month.  But, it’s here and that’s what makes me rejoice! As I mentioned before, I’m running out of strawberry jam stock so I really […]

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Java Chocolate Crunch Buns

This buns were made because my husband requested chocolate bread.  I didn’t realize at the time that this wasn’t a sweet bun recipe, instead it was a coffee and chocolate flavored buns.  Those two flavors were faint in taste, but it did color the bread brownish.  The pistachio nuts wasn’t enough to satisfy the crunch […]

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Peanut Butter-Brownie Cheesecake

Since we had the no-bake cheesecake, my family wanted me to make another one right away.  When it’s that good, there’s no stopping the craving! This one is obviously a baked cheesecake, which I haven’t made for a long time I didn’t think I would be successful.  I managed to bake it just right with […]

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No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

My apology for being absent for a long time.  I think I mentioned it on my last post that I’m taking more responsibility at work now that my priorities at home has also changed.  I also don’t feel like making desserts or sweet treats for a while so this break is much needed. My son […]

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Sticky Toffee Pudding Tart

Happy New Year!!  I don’t think that I would make it to the new year with a new post but here I am, making an effort to sit down and write the recipe to share 😀 This dessert was actually made last year but I made the toffee sauce twice within two weeks time because […]

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Easy Fruit Cake

When I wrote my last post it was in 2016 😛  I know I’ve been absent from the blog for many weeks.  I usually am pretty good of closing the year with a Christmas post, but this year my end of year break was marked by my mom’s illness that necessitated an ER visit, my […]

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Orange-Cranberry-Nut Fruit Cake

Are you all ready for Christmas?  I am!  We always have a mellow Christmas celebration and my husband and I always emphasize the importance of the birth of Jesus instead of having lots of gifts under the tree.  It helps with all the craziness that’s going on around the season.  It really doesn’t matter if […]

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Gingerbread Cinnamon Buns

Another day of staying at home because of snow day.  It snowed late morning yesterday and even though there was not much accumulation, the snow has turned into a thin coat of ice this morning.  The school was canceled which meant I didn’t have to go to work either.  Honestly I didn’t feel like going […]

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Pumpkin Walnut Cake

I made this cake when I had a break, that is over Thanksgiving break 🙂  I know I’m way behind posting related recipe according to the season; but I’ve given up trying to follow the trend because it’s just not enough time in my life to do that anymore. I thought this cake is delicious […]

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Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Our family will never say no to chocolate and peanut butter and I think that’s a good enough reason to make these bars.  They are fairly easy to make and taste very similar to Reese’s peanut butter cups.  I think this is an obligatory item to make for gift giving to those who have the […]

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