It’s All About Coffee

By Annie Holland / June 28, 2014

“Ah coffee. The sweet balm by which we shall accomplish today’s tasks.”   ― Holly Black, Ironside I was never a morning person. I never drank coffee. Is there a correlation? I don’t know, but what I know is I simply adored the aroma of coffee. For the love and respect of coffee Aroma? Really? Yes,…

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Easter 2014

By Annie Holland / April 19, 2014

I have to confess, working full time and preparing as many Easter breads as usual just didn’t work out for me this year. I had so many things to take care of that much of my “free” time was spent worrying if I will be able to do anything for the holiday. Pointless thing stressing,…

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Perfect Honey Glazed Ham Easter Meal

By Annie Holland / April 19, 2014

Ah, Easter…lovely, lovely weather, Easter breads, colored eggs, honey-glazed ham…mmmm. It kind of makes you not think about  spring cleaning, doesn’t it? Oh, well. Eventually, there will be spring cleaning, there will be renovations, remodeling and endless, endless yard work. For now, let’s just enjoy what we all have been dreaming about the whole winter.…

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Christmas cookies’ story 2013

By Annie Holland / December 25, 2013

As every year, I had big BIG plans for my Christmas cookies. The closer the time to bake the cookies, the more worried I got that I am actually not going to be able to make any. Between work, family, kids and everything else, it almost seemed impossible. I was getting more and more frustrated…and…

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Triple Chocolate Cookies

By Annie Holland / September 10, 2013

You know those days when it’s raining outside and you feel kind or blah, and you totally need something to “pick you up”? Well, then you probably know the saying that “chocolate understands”, right?  And one of the best ways to eat chocolate is what? CHOCOLATE COOKIES, of course! This recipe I got from my…

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Dinning in with style!

By Annie Holland / May 6, 2013

I love going out to dinner. Of course I have favorite places, but I like trying new things as well, but I’ve noticed I’m less “adventurous” when the kids are with us. So, dinner dates are perfect time to find out some awesome hidden gems that otherwise we would have missed and I am always…

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Happy Easter, 2013!

By Annie Holland / March 31, 2013

In general, my family is supposed to celebrate the orthodox Easter, which is May 5th. However, since we moved to the States ( more years that I would care to actually count), we have embraced the idea of “international” holidays, combining traditions from Bulgaria and US.This year, Easter in the US is much earlier than…

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Homemade spaghetti

By Annie Holland / February 12, 2013

This recipe has been sitting in the “queue” for a while and I am glad that I finally got the chance to publish it. So, what’s the story this time you’ll ask? It is quite simple actually. As pretty much everyone else I know, I have a pasta machine. And, as pretty much everyone else…

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Brie with berries

By Annie Holland / January 9, 2013

I am a very visual person, so when I look at a recipe online the first thing I want to see is a picture of what the finished meal is supposed to look like. That’s why I don’t like recipes that don’t have images. Not that having an image always helps, we all know what…

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What’s on the cookie list for 2012!

By Annie Holland / December 27, 2012

As promised my cookie list for 2012. It might sound a bit overwhelming, but it’s all about organizing, really. If you are planing on a long cookie list, you should check out my recommendations on baking a lot of cookies at a time.  I have to say, although I was not planing on making so…

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