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Steena Bakes: German Chocolate Cake

I have a confession to make. I love chocolate cake – its probably my absolute favorite type of cake to enjoy. I’ve made numerous cakes, trying out different recipes, always on the search for the easiest, most decadent cake I’ve ever tasted. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll notice I like to share chocolate recipes too. So here’s my confession: I’ve never made a German Chocolate Cake until this …Read More

Steena Bakes: Delicious Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve a confession to make. Or maybe two. My absolute favorite breakfast is a fresh cup of coffee and a warmed up cinnamon bun smothered with cream cheese icing. In Charmed by Chocolate, Leah makes cinnamon buns (in fact, she makes a lot of cinnamon buns) and they get devoured by everyone around her. Sigh…now I want some. But here’s my confession – and don’t judge me, okay? I can’t make …Read More

Steena Bakes: Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

I think we can all agree that I love cookies. And cakes and cupcakes and pies and…well, I like a lot of baked goods. But I’m almost always craving homemade cookies and I’m always on the search for the best melt-in-your-mouth cookies. Throughout the years (because I’m so old…not) I’ve made a lot of cookies. Tried a lot of different recipes that called for butter, margarine, lard, apple sauce…you name …Read More

Steena Bakes: Candy Cane Cookies

One of my favorite cookies to make each holiday season are the Candy Cane cookies. Yes, yes, I know I’ve said in the past that shortbread, sugar cookies, gingerbread etc are my favorite but right now, these are it! Hey, a girl can change her mind, right? I remember my mom making these each year and I always looked forward to them! They melt in your mouth and have such …Read More

Caramel Covered Pretzels…Delicious!

Since coming home from my three week long book trip, my oldest daughter has been baking a lot of treats. As with baking, some things gets tossed in the trash (like burnt caramel popcorn) and some things are devoured before I remember to take a photo and tease everyone with the mouth-watering sweets I’ve been eating. One thing I love about my daughter’s baking…she doesn’t always use recipes. She sees …Read More

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

Today is one of those perfect fall days where I could sip on a pumpkin spice latte and read a book while either sitting in front of my fireplace or curled up in my big comfy chair with a throw over my lap.  I’m about to start reading The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. I saw the movie and now can’t wait to read the book – I have a feeling it’ll …Read More

Butter Tarts – a Canadian Favorite

Set a plate of homemade pecan butter tarts in front of me and I can promise you they’ll be gone in no time. Add a cup of coffee and we’ll have the best of conversations where there will be a smile on my face and I’ll be licking my fingers from the amazing syrup taste. I’ve tried many different recipes. Some are runny – so gooey that as soon as …Read More

Sweet Bakes

Forgive me for bragging on my oldest daughter for a moment please…I just can’t seem to resist. I love cakes. I especially love cakes that I don’t have to make, cakes that taste amazing and look oh so good…like these ones below. My oldest wants to be a pastry chef and make amazing cakes. She’s really good at it – not just at baking a cake but at the decorating …Read More