How To: $500 DIY Kitchen Remodel | Update Counter & Cabinets on a Budget —

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A New Series-America’s Food

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America is a land of many cultures. Our ancestors came from around the world to settle here and that is what makes our country so unique and diversified. This diversity is also obvious in our food and I feel it is so important to preserve those recipes. It was one of the reasons I started my blog seven years ago because I had hoped to preserve my family’s Italian recipes for those who came after me.

Growing up in NJ, I took for granted the pizzeria downtown for Friday night dinner, the bagel shop for Sunday breakfast and the taco stand for a quick lunch. In just about any city in America, it is relatively easy to find: Lebanese, African, Ethiopian, Chinese, Mexican, Greek, Indian, French, Japanese, Italian, Polish, Korean, Vietnamese, Jamaican, etc. food. Each wave of immigrants has brought a new level of food identity and traditions to our…

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Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread

amy bakes in the 'burgh

Pumpkin bread in March? Yes! Thanks to canned pumpkin puree, I bake with pumpkin throughout the year. This recipe is an adaptation of pumpkin pecan streusel bread, simply using miniature cinnamon baking chips instead of pecans and streusel.

I got my mini chips at King Arthur Flour, which offers a great variety of ingredients. My chips melted during baking, as you can see from the photo to the left; they left behind sort of ghost marks of where they’d been, but that didn’t stop their flavor from permeating the loaf. This is an excellent recipe, easy to bake and very tasty when done. You could leave the loaf plain, but I find that the allspice glaze really adds more depth of flavor to this treat.


For the bread

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2…

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Soapapilla Cheesecake Bars

The Cooking Nurse

After being sick for almost two weeks, I’m finally at the tail end of it, and I was ready to start concocting something new tonight which was Soapapilla Cheesecake Bars. Oh my goodness. These are seriously so quick, easy and AH-MAZING!!! For real. I got this recipe from a girl at work who made them for a potluck, and I couldn’t wait to make them for me and the hubs. These are so cinnamony and cozy which is perfect for a Netflix night in (the occasion I made them for). They honestly remind me of a cinnamon sugar donut, but they are so much better because CHEESECAKE (my weakness)!!!! Unfortunately, they are deliciously addictive, but they are totally worth the risk. 😉 Hope you enjoy!


  • 2 rolls of crescent roll dough
  • 2 blocks of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon and 1/4…

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