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30 Amazing Recipes No Cinnamon Lover Can Miss

30 Amazing Recipes No Cinnamon Lover Can Miss

In case you haven’t noticed, cinnamon is pretty amazing. However, since you’re here, you probably already know that. What you may not know is just how many recipes use cinnamon in incredible and unique ways. You should destroy your kitchen and try them all–immediately. Somebody else can clean up.

1. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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    Pumpkin. Cinnamon. Rolls. Have you ever heard three more beautiful words? This recipe just screams, ‘chilly weather and a fireplace.’

    2. Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

     

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      Is pumpkin not really your thing? No problem, simply stop reading and go rethink your life. I kid! A great alternative are these delectable chocolate cinnamon rolls.

      3. Cinnamon Infused Hot Chocolate

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        Speaking of cold weather, this recipe is the perfect way to put a twist on an old and much beloved classic. Any excuse to indulge in a mug of hot chocolate, or five, right?

        4. Cinnamon Orange Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Tinted Mexican Wedding Cookies

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          Yeah, that’s right. Things just got real up in here. In case you thought the hot chocolate was mere child’s play, here’s not one, but two recipes that are exploding with cinnamon. You’re welcome.

          5. Baked Churros

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            A slightly healthier version of the traditional fried churros. Very slightly, and also very tasty.

            6. Cinnamon and Banana Cookies


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              This sound like an odd combination. In fact, I don’t think I’ve even heard of a banana cookie before. It certainly sounds good, and surely Donna Hay wouldn’t steer us wrong!

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              7. Cinnamon Cider Sticks

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                Just when you thought that cider couldn’t get any better!

                8. Cinnamon Ice Cream

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                  I know it’s winter for all of you Northern Hemisphere folk, but I’m currently boiling my little Australian butt off and desperately need some ice cream. Besides, is it ever too cold for ice cream?

                  9. Mulled Wine Recipe

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                    In case my ice cream rant has left you a little chilly, this mulled recipe will certainly warm you up. It’s the festive season, after all, so get yourself a cheeky little liquid cheer.

                    10. Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Cake

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                      This is a seriously simple, but delicious cake that can be easily thrown together with what you have on hand, at home. Perfect for a last-minute dinner party or just when you have a sugar craving.

                      11.  Seared Salmon with Cinnamon and Chili Powder 

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                        Alas, it can’t all be sweets. The good news is that cinnamon is far more versatile than you may have first expected. This recipe is simple, but incredibly fresh and vibrant.

                        12. Baked Cinnamon Donuts

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                          A classic favourite that’s baked, not fried. That means that I can have 5 of them, right?

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                          13. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake

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                            In case I was a little too subtle earlier, I should establish that I love pumpkin. A lot. Two of my other favourite things are coffee and cheesecake, so basically the Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake is my spirit animal. I know that this makes me sound crazy, and I’m comfortable with that.

                            14. Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

                               

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                              Oh, banana bread, you saucy minx. You’re good at anytime of day, particularly toasted at breakfast time. The generous cinnamon addition only makes you more delectable.

                              15. Cinnamon Sugar Scones

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                                What’s better than a lovely afternoon tea, featuring scones? That’s right, cinnamon sugar scones.

                                16. Cinnamon French Toast

                                   

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                                  Hey, since we’re already on the breakfast train, I decided to make it a trio.

                                  17. Hot Buttered Apple Cider with Rum


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                                    So what if this is the second alcoholic beverage on the list? It sounds incredible, and all work and no play makes Tegan a dull girl.

                                    18. Apple Pie Tiramisu

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                                      I’m almost weeping at the mere existence of this thing. Apple pie. Tiramisu. Together. What kind of wizard conjured such a culinary masterpiece? Can I marry that wizard?

                                      19. Pumpkin Brown Butter Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

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                                        I thought we’d been over this. Pumpkin and cinnamon are a match made in heaven. And by ‘heaven,’ I mean my stomach.

                                        20. Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

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                                          Christmas has just ended, which means we’re probably about two weeks away from seeing Easter eggs hit the supermarket shelves. Okay, so that may be a slight exaggeration, but we all know that I’m not far off. My philosophy is that if the shops can celebrate early, so can my taste buds.

                                          21. Snickerdoodles

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                                            This classic cookie is always a crowd pleaser.

                                            22. Homemade Cinnamon and Lemon Crumpets with Raspberry and Honey

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                                              Speaking of breakfast recipes, this is another gorgeous choice that’s absolutely perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.

                                              23. Cinnamon-Chip and Pecan Loaf Cake


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                                                This recipe blew my mind, not only due to how tasty it sounds, but also because I had no idea that cinnamon chips were a thing. Well played, America.

                                                24. Praline Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

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                                                  Because sometimes you shouldn’t have to choose between sweet and savoury.

                                                  25. Cinnamon Babka

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                                                    “You can’t beat babka” – Seinfeld

                                                    26. Lahmahjoon Pizza

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                                                      Literally spice up your pizza with this delicious Middle Eastern recipe.

                                                      27. Cinnamon Sugar Pinhwheels

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                                                        These bad boys look a lot more delicious than the pinwheels you put in your hair.

                                                        28. Cinnamon Sugar Waffles

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                                                          Who doesn’t love waffles? The best part is that the heat from the waffle iron converts the cinnamon into an extra crunchy topping.

                                                          29. Spiced Peaches


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                                                            The inclusion of fruit makes this recipe healthy, right?

                                                            30. Beef and Quince Stew

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                                                              Another great example of how savoury and sweet belong together.

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                                                              Last Updated on August 20, 2018

                                                              35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

                                                              35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

                                                              Every mature relationship has had a less-than-memorable anniversary. Maybe one of you forgot, or both of you got busy with work, kids, family issues, or something else. Whatever happened, the day came and went without fanfare. And neither of you seemed to notice or much care.

                                                              But for the health of any relationship, it’s important to make important days feel special. Anniversaries offer the wonderful opportunity to relive beautiful memories, practice gratefulness for your partner, and to show your love and strengthen your bond. Make this year’s anniversary with your significant other something special  — one that will bring you closer together.

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                                                              The best way to create a memorable anniversary is to do something new and different together as a couple. Stretch yourselves a bit.

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                                                              While boredom can silently kill a relationship, new experiences reinforce the shared bond you already have and create strong new memories. Just think back to the most significant memories you have right now with your spouse and imagine what new ones you can create!

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                                                              While you enjoy your chosen anniversary activity, be sure to keep a positive attitude and make your partner happy too on that day. Leave all arguments and day to day detail behind. Just celebrate your relationship. Whether you’re going to spend the day together at home, getting away, or having a wild and crazy new experience together, you can have your best anniversary yet!

                                                              If You’re Staying In

                                                              1. Spend an evening with no technology, just the two of you and maybe a board game. It’s hard to keep ourselves away from our computers and smartphones long enough to have a meaningful conversation. Make a rule not to use your tech and you’ll rekindle your relationship!
                                                              2. Make wine or beer together. If you enjoy drinking together, this is a fun activity to try together. Just remember to buy the necessary equipment ahead of time.
                                                              3. Learn something new about each other. With an open mind, try asking some of the New York Times’ 36 questions that lead to love. They’ll help spark intimacy and will lead to some really honest moments.
                                                              4. Have a lazy day. Breakfasts in bed, spend all day in bed talking and napping. Follow breakfast with champagne and dessert! If you feel like getting more active, cook together or play some games. Here’re some simple breakfast ideas for you.
                                                                • Learn to dance at home. This is best for those active couples who work out together and also enjoy learning something new together. Just go on Youtube to find any music with dance tutorials and learn together.
                                                                • Visit model homes or open houses and plan your dream home.
                                                                • Have a special dessert – champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Having an unusual treat makes a day feel extra special. If you want to make the dessert really special, try these tasty dessert recipes.
                                                                • Create a playlist of your favorite songs as a couple. Choose songs that tell your story, and songs that you bonded over throughout your relationships. Here’re some love songs ideas for your inspirations.
                                                                  • Write your love story. Write it together or ave each of you write your own and then bring them together in an interesting, both sides of the story format.
                                                                  • Get a fondue pot. Fondue is a fun way to enjoy melted cheeses (for savory items) and melted chocolate (for sweeter treats).
                                                                  • Decorate! Turn your home into a dressed-up french cottage, a sophisticated restaurant, or simply with flowers. The different ambience will immediately change the feel of your home and make it feel like a staycation.
                                                                    • Talk about the future together. It might sound simple and everyday, but imagining how you want to spend your retirement together, or planning future trips can be exciting and romantic.

                                                                    If You Want to Get Away

                                                                    1. Take a day trip together to your favorite spot. If you live in a city, it can be incredibly refreshing to get away for an afternoon and drink in the outdoors.
                                                                    2. Go on a scenic drive and stop at a wine and cheese bar. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have lots of options where you live, try a brewpub. There are tons of small craft breweries with fantastic food options too.
                                                                    3. Go camping. Relatively affordable and, if the weather’s right, beautiful and romantic.
                                                                      • Take an overnight backpacking trip. For the more adventurous couples, backpacking is an even more intense way to challenge yourself physically while becoming one with nature.
                                                                      • Take a wine tasting tour. If you live on the West Coast or in the Northeast, take a drive to the nearest winery. Many offer relatively inexpensive tastings and deals if you purchase a certain amount.
                                                                      • Take a scenic train trip. Taking the train means less stress traveling: nobody has to drive, you don’t have to stop for breaks every few hours, and you can sleep if you need to!
                                                                      • Save up for a destination vacation. What better time than your anniversary to enjoy the beach at a beautiful resort?
                                                                      • Explore a new city. Whether you’re on a budget or have a lot saved up, you can have a great time just exploring an unfamiliar town.
                                                                      • Rent a cabin for a weekend away, in the woods or next to a lake or ocean. If you like the outdoors but can only take so much nature, try glamping.
                                                                        • Go on a retreat. Yoga retreats, meditation retreats, beautiful natural surroundings … they’re all the rage. Search for centeredness and calm with your partner.
                                                                        • Spend a day at a food festival. Many cities have fun and affordable food festivals, occasionally based on a theme. Check out your town’s (or a nearby city) calendar for inspiration!

                                                                        New & Exciting Experiences

                                                                        1. Go spelunking. Dark, damp, and utterly exciting!
                                                                        2. Go on a hot air balloon ride. Because the basket is relatively small, this can be a romantic and deeply personal – and yet thrilling –
                                                                          experience.
                                                                          • Try sky diving. If you and you S.O. are real thrill-seekers, sky diving can really push you to the edge!
                                                                          • Explore the underwater world by snorkeling or scuba diving. This may take you far away from where you normally live and work, which is an added bonus.
                                                                          • Experience white water rafting.
                                                                          • Drive or hike to the highest spot nearby for a new view of the world. America has tons of beautiful mountains where challenging hikes (or drives) can deliver breathtaking views.
                                                                          • Take a craft or cooking class. Up your craft skills or food  making skills, and enjoy something new!
                                                                            • Take a wine and painting class today. These classes are easily found these days and even a beginning painter can create a nice painting. Challenging but relaxing, fun, and you get to go home with some artwork!
                                                                            • Learn to salsa dance. Dancing is a fantastic way to actively get closer and coordinate physically with one another.
                                                                              • Visit a nearby festival you’ve always wanted to go to. Have fun and let go with fellow audience-members!
                                                                              • Spend the day at an amusement park together. Laugh and carry on like teenagers.
                                                                              • Meet new people! At a restaurant, concert, or class, make it a point to meet new friends. Striking up conversation with someone you don’t know – but with whom you have shared interests – can be an adventurous and rewarding experience.

                                                                              Whether your budget is big or small, and whether you have a little or a ton of time together, focus on each other. There are tons of options, in terms of location, level of physical activity, and cost. You can make the day special in a way that’s right for you!

                                                                              Featured photo credit: Photo by Taylor L. Spurgeon on Unsplash via unsplash.com

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