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quin-wha?? deep & dark chocolate quinoa cake with peanut butter frosting

Oh boy, where do I begin? I’m in a post-travel funk. It’s hard to get back to work and home after even just 2 weeks away. First off, New Orleans is a wonderful city: highly walkable, enjoyably bike-able and the…

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carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

I love carrot cake. Besides my mom’s famous chocolate chip bundt cake, her other most requested cake was carrot cake. It was chock full of walnuts and raisins and it was thankfully without pineapple. I love pineapple but it’s my…

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happy birthday cake to me: black magic cake with vanilla bean buttercream

I tend to get a little excited about birthdays. I love making cakes for my loved ones and friends and when it comes to my birthday, I love to make myself a cake too. Last year I baked two cakes…

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belated birthday fun times: the white out cake

But first, let me talk about cake. In my head I thought it was perfectly reasonable to bake 3 cakes (2 of them would be layer cakes, of course). So I set about making the first cake, a bundt. Easy, right?

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2 kinds of pre-birthday cupcakes!

Yesterday I had a little pre-birthday celebration with friends. Since I was going to be out of town on my actual birthday, I held a little fake birthday party last night that involved some yummy Jamaican food (and a whole…

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happy easter: hot cross buns with cinnamon icing

I grew up eating hot cross buns at Easter. My mom would come back from the grocery store with a bag filled with a double layer of 8 hot crossed buns. We’d heat them up in the oven for a…

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life is better with cake & beer: red ale & chocolate cake

When I first spotted Nigella’s recipe for Guinness cake I was excited. Surely this would be the cake to rival all cakes. But I kept putting it aside since I’m an IPA drinker and my husband will drink whatever is…

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prepare for an ass-whoopin’: vegan ginger gems

When I bake things for just me and the husband, I don’t go to too much work. I like to keep things simple and relatively foolproof. But sometimes, when I’m having guests over, I like to guild the lily to…

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