Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

I had the most satisfying bake this evening because the cake came out well and the aroma filled the whole house, making me hungry! This didn’t happen often!

What perplexed me was why the name of this cake was called a coffee cake when not a morsel of coffee powder was used. The cake had the smell of a chiffon cake and cinnamon roll.  Yummy! Oh, make sure you have people to finish it up for you. The portion is big!

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Sweet and Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

I’m continuing with Italian, following Giada’s recipes. I love this lady. Not only is she beautiful and brainy, her recipes are really simple and thus helpful to those who are really not into the Italian cuisine yet aka yours truly.

I did not follow the recipe religiously though, primarily because I did not have some of the ingredients in myktichen. The solution? Substitution. I used chinkiang vinegar instead of balsamic vinegar and did without rosemary sprigs. The result? They were still delicious! I love it!!! Team the dish up with spaghetti and some salad and you have a healthy meal! =)

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My life is but a weaving between my God and me,
I do not choose the colours, He works so steadily.
Oft’times He weaves in sorrow, and I in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper, and I the underside.

Not till the loom is silent, and the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas, and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful in the Weavers skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver in the patterm He has planned.

~ Corrie Ten Boom (The Hiding Place)