I’m so happy to share this recipe with all of you today, I love all kinds of butter, you know peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, etc. And for this month theme at The Leftovers Club our friend Faye Rodriguez choose for us to make and send delicious treats with nut butter.
And what a perfect opportunity it is for me, because I recently start using more and more almond butter, so many of the recipes I used to make with peanut butter, I have substituted it with almond butter.
Surprisingly most of the recipes I made are pretty delicious, and I still have to make many, many more, so stay tuned for
This month we want to inspire you with some spring flavors. Ok, let me be honest, here in San Diego, doesn’t look like spring, is gloomy and cold, but what I do when the weather is a little different is too simple, I bake cookies, and lucky for me this month the #CreativeCookieExchange theme is all about spring.
I love how the smell and flavors bring the best of the season and how incredible delicious everything tastes. It is just perfect in so many ways. My favorite flavors in spring are a lemon, and orange, so fresh and so bright, you can make anything with this two flavors and it will taste just perfect.
And you can’t believe what happened to me today I totally forgot that the cookies were baking and Oh No! a hold batch of cookies is burn, but luckily for me, I save the rest from disaster. The bad news is that I can’t send cookies to my friends.
It is ok, another day I will send more than enough. So here you go, a delicious and different cookie recipe for you collection.
Spring is here! And with it loads of great flavors for baking!
You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes.
Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
If you love biscuits today’s recipes are for you and if you love them but never make them before, today’s recipes are also for you. Yes, because we have the most delicious, different and perfect biscuits recipes that I’m sure you are going to love.
All new and traditional flavors that can change the way you make and eat your biscuits from now on. Doesn’t matter how you prepare them if you buy them by a can or have a special recipe from your grandma or aunt, you know because sometimes aunts have that one recipe you always want, anyways today’s theme is delicious on it on, or with butter, cream cheese or jam.
Anyway, you can eat these biscuits for breakfast, lunch or dinner and always they are great at any time of the day especially with coffee or tea, it doesn’t matter the flavor is just amazing and a little honey butter is a great complement to the lemon flavor.
Enjoy and let me know what is your favorite type of biscuit.
Today’s Foodie Extravaganza day is celebrating the Buttermilk Biscuit. Kathleen, from Fearlessly Creative Mammas is the host this month, and to celebrate her southern roots, she picked Buttermilk Biscuits as the theme. May 14th is actually Buttermilk Biscuit day, but we get to pick from any of the foods in the specific month, so Buttermilk Biscuits it is. We pick our foods from the website The Nibble.
Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.
We are today super inspired baking delicious cookies in honor of our moms, and for me is a pleasure to bake cookies for my Mami. My Mom is not a person that love sweets or things pack in chocolate, so for that reason, I made her favorite cookies, which are super delicious and so, so, easy to make.
She loves cookies with some kind of savory flavor and in this case my I prepare for her and well everybody in the family my famous Oats and Nuts cookies.
I love them with some cool milk or cold chocolate milk. Yum! what a great combination, Don’t you think? I’m sure you will enjoy these cookies too.
Don’t forget to let me know what’s your favorite cookie.
Mother’s Day is coming! And what better cookies to make than those either in honor of or for our mothers?
You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
This is my first time in months that I’m been able to post in this amazing party, and what a better way to do it than making a delicious coffee cake. This month we are celebrating coffee cake, and you know we have to have it at least once a week or maybe once a day.
I love coffee cakes and I made a different combination and different flavors but nothing beat the classic, and for me the simple the better. This coffee cake is just a mouth full of deliciousness in one bite and is super easy to make.
Many people think that coffee cake is a cake with a coffee base and it is really funny that my daughter want it a piece and ask me “does this cake has coffee? Well not it doesn’t and I think that it is name like that because it is usually eating with coffee and you know it was a great way to make people come and enjoy a cup of coffee with a delicious cake.
I want to say thank you to Lauren Mitchell from From Gate to Plate for bringing us a great party theme.
What is your favorite coffee cake? Tell I want to know…
It’s Foodie Extravaganza Day and this month’s theme is Coffee Cake with Caroline from Caroline’s Cooking is hosting What is Foodie Extravaganza? It’s when a group of bloggers get together and make a recipe using one main ingredient. Where do we get the ingredient? We look at The Nibble and pick something off of their list. Croissants are actually celebrated on January 30th, but it’s in January, so it’s fair game. You can check out our group Pinterest board for past recipes. If you’re a blogger, you can join along with us by requesting to join on our Facebook page. Now, on to the goodness being shared this month:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add eggs one by one and add vanilla extract.
Mix in a bowl, flour, baking powder and salt. Reserve 1/2 cup of the flour and mix with the nuts.
Add flour alternating with milk and add last the rest of the flour mix with the nuts. Place in your favorite pan, but wait, mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the cake.
Bake and make sure that is completely cook in the center. Let it cool completely before cutting.
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In Costa Rica we celebrate Pascua with our family and friends and sometimes we just take our time to relax and enjoy the weather. Normally during this time of the year is very hot over there, so you will see a lot of families enjoying the beach during that time.
For those that don’t go to the beach, we stay at home enjoying all the celebrations and having some rest and family time. We also gather to enjoy a lot of food and delicious desserts. Yum! as I start thinking about dessert it came to my mind a bizcocho de dulce de leche that my grandmother used to make, and this is a secret please don’t tell anybody but, this was a “cake” with wherever we had on the pantry, one thing that my grandma was good at was to created delicious dessert using her imagination.
This bizcocho or sponge was our official Holy week cake, it was perfect, not to sweet and great because like I said before it is very hot during this time. We made it as a family and we were all involve in it, I was the official mixer, yep my grandma made me mix with a wooden spoon, she said no hay nada como una cuchara de madera.
Our Pascua or Holy week was the best I remember, and now I want my girls to get into this roots, that is why we went to Walmart to buy some delicious MARS candy specially:
M&M’s® Easter Sundae flavor
M&M’s® varieties that have Easter colors
DOVE® Chocolate Eggs
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I know you are like. What? Well, you need to add some candy to the sponge, I personally love the flavor of the M&M’s® Easter Sundae wow it is delicious, you can find this flavor only at Walmart for limited time. So like I said we went and bought all the ingredients then bake and chill the most delicious dessert you will ever put in your mouth, yes it is amazing!
Know that you have some inspiration, I want yo hear from you, what is your tradition, your most treasure memories during Holy Week?
Dulce de Leche Mousse with Crunchy Sponge #SweeterPascua #ad #CollectiveBias
The most delicious and decadent dessert you will ever try.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 mold.
Beat egg whites with salt until stiff peaks, add sugar gradually, vanilla and egg yolks one at a time, beat for 5 minutes. Sift the flour over the egg whites and mix with a whisk, taking care not to lower the volume of the egg whites, finally, add the ground chocolates.
Bake for 20 minutes
In a bowl combine, cream cheese, dulce de leche and whip cream, mix util well combine. Add the gelatin to the water, let it rest for 2 minutes, then place in the microwave for 20 seconds, and add it to the abode mixture, remember to stir constantly to avoid lumps.
Once the cake is cool add the cream cheese mixture on top, distribute the mixture evenly and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Then cut the pieces, decorate and enjoy.
Welcome to another round of delicious and super creative bundt, this month our amazing host Christiane from The Mom Chef, give us a super amazing challenge, she put us to bake some tropical inspired bundt.
Think about all the delicious tropical fruits out there like, mango, coconut, lime, passion fruit, you name it; just think about going to the beach with your tropical drink a hat and your are good to go. I love this ideas because my favorite fruits to bake are tropical fruits, you can make a lot of great combination with them and the result will be amazing.
I this occasion, I bake for you a delicious, and very different pineapple bunt with coconut, very classic combination but different all the way. I use only brown sugar to give it a little caramel after taste and you know how I love a good coconut flavor in my dessert and cakes, so I bought a non sweet shredded coconut, to give it a stronger flavor.
Of course like all my recipes, this bundt is very easy to make and I’m sure you have all the ingredients on hand, so don’t worry and lest get started.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, coconut and salt.
Add to the butter and sugar the vanilla and the eggs one by one, add the flour mixture alternating with the sour cream until well combine.
Add by hand the pineapple and mix well. Place in your prefer bundt cake pan previously grease and bake until completely cook in the center.
You can if you want make a glaze with pineapple juice and powder sugar.
Now I want to share this classic but different recipe for banana bread, I’m sure there are a lot of great recipes for banana bread but this is definitely my favorite. And let me tell you this is my daughters favorite too. Not only because we love bananas and chocolate, but also because we made it with all the things we love, nuts, and chocolate.
So I want tho hear from you, tell me what is your most favorite chocolate combination?
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar, add the eggs one by one and the vanilla, add the mashed bananas.
Combine flour,cocoa and baking powder and add to the abode mixture alternating with the milk.
Add by hand, the chocolate chips and the nuts. Place the mixture in a grease baking pan and bake until completely cook in the center.
I’m so happy and exited to share with all of you this recipe because is the first time for me that I made anything like this bread. I have try soda bread before and I love it, it is so easy to make and delicious, the mixture of sweet and salty has been my favorite always and this bread is all of that.
And this month I’m truly happy because I was able to make it and thanks to our host Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen for bringing the St. Patrick’s Day theme to our table.
Ok, like I said before it is truly an honor and a challenge all at the same time, I want it to make the classic soda bread but also add some of my personal touch, specially because I want for you to see that in any recipe we can add our touch and it will be very delicious.
Of course you have to respect the original recipe. I make a couple of changes that where super delicious, I add some lemon zest and change the raisins with currants, which are pretty similar but smaller.
I love the flavor and texture and I completely sure you will love it too, so let me know how you like your Irish Soda Bread and how often do you make it.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest, and salt, cut the butter into the mixture with a pastry blender until you have fine crumbs.
Add the currants to it.
Add just enough buttermilk, until the dough leaves the side of the bowl. Place in a lightly flour surface and knead for 2 minutes, shape in to a round loaf. Place in a baking sheet cover with parchment paper and cut an X shape, brush with butter and bake until golden brown.
I’m sure you love anything cinnamon and this month we have for you a delicious display of all you can eat cinnamon bundt. Yes the #BundtBakers group got the creative hat and work really hard for this theme.
We have so many flavors combinations, and some of the most interesting bundts you have ever see. Me? well I went the classic route with a twist and prepare for you a delicious cinnamon bundt, but don’t think I did not add a twist because I add some cream cheese to the mixture and let me tell you, this cake is just perfect.
The perfect combination in this bundt and because I add two sticks of butters, yes I said two, the consistency of the cake is absolutely delicious. You will love how the cinnamon flavor is not to strong and how the tangy flavor of the cream cheese is subtle and perfect.
I want to know what is your favorite cinnamon recipe.
You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about #BundtBakers, can be found on our home page.
And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar for 5 minutes, add vanilla extract and the eggs one by one.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Add to the above mixture alternating with the milk. Mix just until combine.
Add the batter in a bundt pan, previously grease.
Bake the cake until the center of the cake is completely cook.
Let it cool in the mold for 20 minutes, place in a cooling rack and let it cool completely.
You can sprinkle some powder sugar for decoration.