Cinnamon choc chip swirl bread

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Cinnamon and chocolate combined in a tender, easy to work with dough.

Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)


The most popular food we eat during Lent is capirotada. Capirotada is a Mexican bread pudding made with cinnamon, piloncillo, cloves, raisins, bread, and cheese.

Banana Walnut Muffins


Moist banana muffins with a light cinnamon and sugar topping.

King Cake

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King Cake is the preferred dessert in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. This round cinnamon roll cake is shaped into a ring, topped with an incredible lemon glaze and sprinkled with the colors of Mardi Gras, with purple representing justice, gold representing power, and green representing faith. A plastic baby is baked inside the King Cake, and the tradition is whoever receives the baby in their piece of cake must buy the next King Cake or throw the next party. No Mardi Gras party is complete without a delicious king cake!

[Editor's note: Christina's hosting a giveaway along with her recipe for King Cake so make sure to go enter over at Sweet Pea's Kitchen!]

Coffee Cake Muffins

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Coffee Cake Muffins with a delicious crumbly cinnamon streusel topping and drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze.

President Clinton’s oatmeal cookies

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The best oatmeal cookies I've ever had - Mr. Clinton knows about cookies! :)

Bananas Foster Cupcakes with Cinnamon Rum Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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Bananas Foster Cupcakes with Cinnamon Rum Swiss Meringue Buttercream. A great way to celebrate selling my house!

Hearty Baked Oatmeal


Dear "oatmeal haters," this recipe is for you (and me)! The secret to Bobbi's baked oatmeal lies in a "custard-like mixture" that the oats sit in overnight to "soak up the delicious flavors" of cinnamon, nutmeg and toasted coconut. "This also gives the oats a chewy, nutty texture, which is quite nice - especially when topped with toasted walnuts and dried cranberries and submerged in a puddle of warm milk."

"Who's hatin' on oatmeal now?" Not me!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Is there anything better than the smell of warm yeast bread rising in your kitchen? You may think that you do not have time to bake bread at home but I beg to differ. It’s true that a good loaf of bread may take 5 or 6 hours from start to finish but really, the yeast does all the work. There is a lot of waiting involved when making homemade bread and personally as a stay-at-home-mom there are a lot of days that I’m trying to ignore the clothes mountain forming in my laundry room. Waiting for bread to rise is much more fun. So, shall we get started?

Spiced banana breakfast loaf

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There's no such thing as too many banana cakes - this one is packed with spices and they go wonderfully well with the banana flavor.