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Have you ever wanted to cook gourmet style meals at home that wow your family and friends? Decorate cakes for your kids birthdays and family celebrations but don’t know where to start? I share simple, easy and effortless recipes for simple every day cooking

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Member Since: Jan 7, 2018


Last Posted Recipe: May 15, 2019

Spicy Mango Chutney

This spicy mango chutney is a delicious way to enjoy fresh seasonal mangoes. Grated mangos cooked in a sugar syrup made with chilly and spices bursting with fresh flavor. Perfect to use as a sandwich spread, over that perfect roast, or just on its own over toast.

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Vanilla Kahlua Cake with Kahlua Frosting

This moist, rich vanilla Kahlua cake is a light and airy butter-based layer cake. Frosted with Kahlua chocolate buttercream frosting this is perfect for a weekend treat, a celebration cake or when you need that coffee flavored zing.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

If there is anything better than a moist banana cake is this chocolate chip banana cake. A light and airy oil-based vanilla batter with sweet ripe bananas, a hint of spice and little morsels of chocolate chips dispersed in the cake make this everyone favorite. A simple, easy and effortless recipe you will love making often

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

If you need to celebrate with a gluten-free chocolate cake, then this is it! Rich, and moist, yet light and airy this decadent flourless chocolate cake is decorated with a rich bakery style chocolate frosting. A surprisingly simple and easy recipe that looks impressive. Perfect for any occasion.

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Classic Pavlova Recipe

Crisp outside with a soft marshmallow-like inside is what makes the pavlova so unique. Topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits this pavlova recipe is the best summer dessert you can make.

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Strawberry Panna Cotta Tart Recipe

Give the Italian classic pannacotta or Panna Cotta a strawberry make-over with this Strawberry Panna Cotta tart. Velvety thick cream in a buttery shortbread crust. Perfect for a weekend dessert or to impress family and friends

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Instant Pot Chicken Curry Recipe

This Instant Pot chicken curry is ready faster than any take-out can deliver. Made with thick Greek yogurt, curry spices, and garam masala this is the perfect family-friendly Indian chicken curry. It can also be made in a pressure cooker. Served over rice or chapati this creamy, wholesome and nutritious chicken curry recipe is bursting with flavor. And it takes just 20 minutes to make. Making dinner doesn’t get easier than that. Does it?

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Devil's Food Chocolate Bundt Cake

This Devil’s food chocolate bundt cake is a rich, dark, and moist, yet light and airy chocolate cake made from scratch. Perfect for any occasion, this chocolate cake is delicious on its own. And yet, it can also be topped with a velvety smooth chocolate glaze that you won’t want to miss. This recipe is simple and easy to make in less than 10 minutes with a baking time of about 50 minutes.

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Classic Vanilla Bundt Cake - Butter Pound

This absolute classic vanilla bundt cake is my moist butter pound cake. Soft, buttery and moist that’s perfect on its own and dusted with powdered sugar. You can bake it in a bundt pan, or a loaf pan would also work. For a bit of extra, try serving it with a vanilla glaze, fresh fruits or whipped cream. It’s a simple and easy recipe that takes 10 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to bake.

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Butterscotch Homemade Irish Cream Recipe

Did you know that you can make Irish cream in as little as 5 minutes? Today I take the classic Irish cream recipe to a whole new level with this Butterscotch Irish cream. Rich, creamy and smooth this homemade Irish cream is loaded with butterscotch flavor and yet not too sweet. This is going to be your next favorite drink.

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Potato Stuffed Pita Bread Pockets

This potato stuffed pita bread is a Middle Eastern classic often found in Middle Eastern Bakeries. A basic pita bread dough folded over a generous filling before baking in the oven. A simple and easy recipe that works perfectly for breakfast, snack or when you feel need a sandwich. These potato stuffed pita pockets make great kids’ school lunch box sandwiches

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No Chill Sugar Cookies Recipe

These no chill sugar cookies recipe is a must have on hand cookie dough for anyone who loves baking cookies. Soft, chewy sugar cookies made with just four main ingredients. The best part is you do not need to chill the dough before rolling or chill the cookies before baking. These cookies do not spread when baking either. A great no chill vanilla sugar cookie to bake with the kids too

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Marbled Sugar Cookies, Valentine Hearts

These marbled sugar cookies are simple, easy and great when you don’t want to spend time decorating sugar cookies. These valentine heart cookies are perfect to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They look pretty and presentable. The best part about this recipe is that they are my no chill sugar cookie recipe and do not spread when baking either.

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Light and Fluffy Vanilla Cake

This is the best moist, light fluffy vanilla cake recipe. Made using butter and whipped egg whites that gives it a moist delicate crumb. A simple and easy recipe that works perfectly every single time. Perfect for any occasion such an evening dessert or birthday celebration.

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Chicken Broccoli Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry

Stir-fry is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Substitute the flour noodles with some zucchini noodles and you also have a healthier meal. As a result, I’m sure this chicken and broccoli zucchini noodle stir-fry will soon become your next favorite meal. It’s rich with delicate Asian flavors of ginger, garlic, and sesame oil, and also has a wonderful crunch from the cashews.

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Roasted Eggplant Dip Baba Ganoush

A creamy, smoky roasted eggplant dip. This middle eastern dip, also known as Baba Ganoush takes as little as five minutes to mix once the eggplant is roasted. The eggplant gets a smoky flavor from the stovetop roasting, creaminess from the tahini, olive oil, and a touch of garlic. Perfect to serve as a dip or a salad with warm pita bread or toasted pita nachos.

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Can a recipe be more simple than – add all ingredients and cook for 10 hours? This slow cooker black bean soup is simple, easy and effortless. Tastes wholesome and hearty. Plus black beans are delicious and super nutritious too. A winter comfort food that does not require any cream or butter to make it more desirable. If you don’t have a slow cooker you can make this on the stove-top and I’ll show you how.

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The Best Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Vanilla sugar cookies are a favorite treat anytime. Whether you choose to decorate them or eat them just as is with a cup of tea. Based on my butter cookie recipe these are soft, crisp and buttery. Also, they do not spread making them a great candidate for shaped and decorated custom cookies.

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Ice Cream Cone Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These Christmas tree cupcakes baked in an ice cream cone can be a fun way to get kids excited about Christmas. These cupcakes are simple and easy to make as well as cute and fun to eat. Perfect to take with you for a kids Christmas theme party. Make them festive with holidays flavors such as eggnog or peppermint and frost them with my five-minute buttercream frosting recipe.

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Candy Christmas Cookies

These candy Christmas cookies are fun and festive with crushed red and green candy over each cookie. Kids love candy so this cookie gets kids’ attention immediately. You can add as much or as little candy as you prefer. A simple and easy butter dough recipe that just melts in the mouth instantly. These are highly addictive so make sure to keep extra in the cookie jar.

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Coconut Balls - Chocolate Coconut Truffles

These coconut balls or coconut truffles make perfect edible Christmas gifts to family and friends to celebrate the festive season. The best part is that these are vegan, eggless, dairy-free so you can give them to everyone and not worry about any allergies. The white chocolate combined with coconut and cookie crumbs make for a less sweet yet delicious coconut cookie truffle.

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Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Buttery cranberry pistachio cookies are perfect tea time treat any time of the year. Green crunchy pistachios with red tart-sweet cranberries make these perfect gift for the holiday season. This simple and easy fruit and nut cookie recipe take 5 minutes to mix and 12 minutes to bake which means you can have warm delicious cookies in less than 15 minutes.

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Old Fashion Soft Molasses Cookies

These old fashion soft molasses cookies bring childhood holiday memories to the Christmas season. Probably one of the most loved kids favorite cookie too. Soft, rich, and buttery cookies made with the wonderful flavor of molasses and warm spices like ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. A simple recipe that gets mixed in 7 minutes and baked in 20 which mean you have wonderful holiday cookies in less than 30 minutes.

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Homemade Eggless Eggnog Recipe

A traditional eggnog is made with egg yolks and whipped egg whites. This eggless eggnog is made without any eggs, but, there is no compromising the flavors. It’s still that rich thick and luscious drink flavored with a nutmeg and cinnamon. Perfect to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. I’ve also given you variations on how to make more eggnog flavors.

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Pistachio Cherry Bundt Cake

A deliciously rich, moist fruitcake recipe with red glace cherries and green pistachio nuts. This pistachio cherry bundt cake is a perfect Christmas fruitcake to celebrate with family and friends. This light and airy vanilla cake batter uses sour cream for extra moisture and a tender crumb. A simple recipe that takes just 5 minutes to mix and 60 minutes to bake. Make a delicious coffee cake any time of the year too.

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Homemade Chocolate Marzipan Truffles

Marzipan truffles are the easiest homemade edible gifts you can make for family and friends. Made with homemade chocolate marzipan that takes five minutes to make these chocolate marzipan truffles are the most addictive little treats. These are coated in cocoa powder to keep them simple, easy and effortless. Christmas chocolates have never been easier than these truffles.

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Homemade Rich Chocolate Eggnog

Give the classic eggnog a chocolate twist with this rich chocolate eggnog recipe. Perfect to celebrate the festive season with family and friends. Made with egg yolks, fresh cream and rich chocolate this is an absolute treat spiked or not spiked. Using my no-fail recipe for classic eggnog as a base this is a must-try recipe that works every single time.

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Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Buttercream

Give your classic vanilla cupcakes a Christmas make-over with these rich, creamy, light and airy eggnog cupcakes topped with an eggnog buttercream frosting. The classic flavor of eggnog is a great way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. This simple and easy recipe takes 5 minutes to mix and 20 minutes to bake

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Oat Streusel

Celebrate the pumpkin season with these pumpkin spice muffins topped with a buttery oat streusel. A light and airy oil-based batter with pumpkin puree and warm pumpkin spices make these very addictive. Have it warm with a cup of tea or coffee instead of a coffee cake. This simple, easy and effortless recipe takes 10 minutes to mix and 20 minutes to bake which means last-minute entertaining is a breeze

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Christmas Eggnog Yule Log - Buche De Noel

A yule log is a traditional Christmas cake also know as Buche de Noel in France. This eggnog yule log cake is a wonderful twist with a modern touch. A simple and easy recipe using vanilla Swiss roll as a base and chocolate bark for that log effect. Eggnog being a very Christmas flavor makes the eggnog buttercream as the icing on this cake perfect.

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Homemade Caramel Eggnog from Scratch

An eggnog is an absolute Christmas classic with or without alcohol. This one has a twist of Carmel. If made home from scratch this homemade caramel eggnog has the perfect balance of rich, creamy, frosty and sweet. The alcohol is tradition but be sure to make some without alcohol so the kids can enjoy it too. Perfect to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends.

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Balsamic Maple Roast Chicken

A balsamic maple roast chicken is the perfect entertaining recipe for special occasions such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. This roast chicken is accompanied with roasted baby potatoes, apples, peaches, and grapes which add that wonderful fruity touch to the final gravy. The leftover chicken if any makes the most delicious sandwiches and wraps.

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Lemon Rosemary Roast Potatoes

These lemon rosemary roast potatoes are a perfect side dish to serve alongside any dinner be it to roast chicken, turkey or a rack of lamb. Perfect roast potatoes are an absolute treat whether you serve them on a weekday or a special celebration for Thanksgiving or Christmas

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Classic Pecan Pie

This is a delicious and beautiful classic Pecan Pie with an ever so little twist. Soften creamy filling made with golden syrup, brown sugar and whipping cream with toasted pecans then baked into a homemade flaky pie crust. The perfect classic dessert for your next festive dinner with family and friends on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Pumpkin Cream Cake

This pumpkin cream cake is a pure luxury and a great way to celebrate. Made with fresh cream in the batter which is why we call it cream cake, as well as whipped cream in the buttercream. A decadent cake that’s wonderfully balanced with a rich yet light and airy cake as well as frosting which makes it perfect to enjoy after a big meal such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Ultimate Pecan Pie Brownies

A dessert with the rich bitter flavor of dark chocolate and sweetness from the pecan pie filling makes this the ultimate pecan pie brownies. A simple, easy and effortless recipe that’s quick to mix and easy to bake in just over 40 minutes. A perfect fall dessert for anyone who loves chocolate brownies and delicious pecan pie. Try making this for your next family festive celebration.

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