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Nova Scotia Blueberry Cream Cake

by on September 14, 2008 · 22 comments

Nova Scotia Blueberry Cake

A few days ago, I asked for help identifying a recipe with a layer of cake, blueberries and cream. It was a dessert someone brought to a teacher’s conference last year and it was so good, people remembered it many months later. Baking Blonde pointed towards this recipe on allrecipes.com. On paper, it sounded like […]

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Published on September 14, 2008
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Chocolate Beet Cake

by on August 20, 2008 · 11 comments

chocolate beet cake

After making today’s veggie burgers, I decided to make good use of the rest of the canned beets. I’d always wanted to try a beet cake, so I did a search and found a highly rated sheet cake on Recipezaar. Below is my interpretation of the recipe. The only change I made was to add […]

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Published on August 20, 2008
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Tomato Soup Bars

by on August 10, 2008 · 18 comments

tomato soup bars -- ingredients

I won’t be able to give a final German Chocolate Cake report until tonight, so for now, here’s a recipe I made with things in the pantry. I chose it because 1) it’s unusual and 2) I couldn’t find anything else that seemed very interesting. Besides, I needed to use this can of …

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Published on August 10, 2008
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Rice Flour Cookies

You know what seems like it was just yesterday? Yesterday. Ha Ha. That’s a joke. But what really seems like it was just yesterday was Nicole’s posting this recipe on Baking Bites. I remember seeing it and getting really excited about trying a salty, crunchy, crispy cookie made with rice flour. But it took me […]

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Published on May 29, 2008
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Black Pepper Bundt Cake

by on April 21, 2008 · 12 comments

Pepper Pound Cake

I’ll try anything once. Scratch that. So not true. But pepper in pound cake? Sure! It seemed like a fun combination. Plus, I’d read in a book that this cake was first prize winner at the West Texas State Fair in Abilene. According to Taste of Home, this recipe was created by a reader who was […]

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Published on April 21, 2008
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Less Beetles, Mo’ Beets

by on April 18, 2008 · 5 comments

I’m not crazy about crushed beetles or colors made in a lab, but I can’t help it. I love red velvet cake. Last week my friend Shirley sent me a newspaper clipping from The Morning Call. The clipping included. A) An article (since deleted!) about Maggie Moos’ red velvet cake (featured on Unwrapped) and B) […]

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Published on April 18, 2008
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Mini Coca Cola Cake

by on March 24, 2008 · 8 comments

Sorry today’s recipe is a little late, but I had a hard time choosing what to make. I’ve been feeling guilty about spending money on ingredients and wanted to limit myself to what was on hand. In this case, it involved regular Coke and a couple handfuls or marshmallows. This is a familiar …

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Published on March 24, 2008
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Red Wine Chocolate Cherry Cookies

by on March 20, 2008 · 15 comments

Cat Eye Droop

Something’s wrong with my cat’s eye, so I’m taking him to the vet to get it checked out. I’ll let you know the diagnosis when we get back, but for now, here’s a photo. Maybe this will help someone diagnose their own cat in the future. I suspect it’s a scratch, conjunctivitis or irreparable nerve […]

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Published on March 20, 2008