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Banana Bread

I cant stand the smell of over-ripe bananas…it literally makes my stomach turn! However, they are great when it comes to making banana bread, as the riper the banana, the better the cake! The other day, we were lucky enough to have our neighbour give us a block of the local farmers butter. It is […]

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Guinness Cake in Ireland

Its been a hectic few days of cooking for 8 teenage boys! I never knew that they could eat so much and all the time!!! I literally have to make some sort of meal/snack every two hours! Its insane, but so rewarding to hear the “oohhs” and “hmmms” and “yummms”. Seeing that one of the […]

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Biscotti with Espresso

Chocolate Orange and Hazelnut Biscotti

Biscotti are twice-baked biscuits originating from Italy. I like to think of them as the Italian version of rusks. These are a great treat to serve after dinner with a single espresso or even a glass of port. I love making biscotti and rarely make the same recipe twice. I normally make the base dough […]

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The Best Homemade Pita Breads

  Last week I had two of my good friends pop over for a casual dinner. I really was planning on making an easy pasta, but had far too much energy so thought id make my favorite pita breads for them to try! I came across this recipe while cooking in California last year and […]

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