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My First German Chocolate Cake For My Sister Tina

I’ve mentioned in the past that I am the family birthday cake baker. Continue reading

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I Still Have Some Buttermilk, So It’s Time For…THE Orange Walnut Cake!

Despite the batch of chocolate chip buttermilk muffins, I still have A LOT of buttermilk left.  I really, really shouldn’t make another cake since there’s, say, half a tres leches cake still in my refrigerator, but this is Kurt’s second favorite cake.  Continue reading

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Mardi Gras King’s Cake for My Little Catechumen!

My son Ken is a catechumen in the Roman Catholic church; this means he is learning about the church, the faith and sacraments in preparation for his reception into the community in the spring of 2014.  Continue reading

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Frosting My Birthday Cake

My cake stood in naked glory perched upon its stand this morning.  Continue reading

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Taste Test #1: Chocolate Angel Food Cake

I’m not a fan of baking with Splenda.  I bought the “measurable” Splenda and was somewhat grossed out (as was Grace) by the fact that it bubbles when you spoon it into any liquid– kinda creeped me out about using it for baking. Continue reading

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I’m Hungry!

You know how the experts tell you not to go shopping when you’re hungry? (BTW, there’s actually a hormone called grehlin that makes you hungry and simultaneously focuses you on food to the exclusion of any other distraction).  The corollary for cooks is “Do not surf your Pinterest ‘Recipes I Want to Try!’ board when you’re hungry.”  I must have printed a dozen recipes off my board today just before lunch.  Continue reading

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