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Happy Zucchini Summer! If you garden, know someone who gardens, have ever seen a garden, chances are you are up to your eyeballs in zucchinis right about now. Internet food sites are certainly all a buzz with zucchini recipes so I thought I’d add a new favorite — Chocolate Zucchini Cake! I was going to […]

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Lemonade Cake

Lemonade Cake. All glistening, moist, crumbly, and delicious. This is an amazingly good and amazingly easy cake to bake. As much baking as I do from scratch, I have absolutely NO problem with cakes like this and the Famous Rum Cake that start with a store bought cake mix. I could spend twice as much […]

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Pinterest. Or as I like to call it, Six Degrees of Martha Stewart. Are you hooked yet? If you’re into food, recipes, pictures of food, pictures of gardens, pictures of Robert Redford, etc. you’ve probably already found Pinterest. It’s great for people like me who have stacks of magazines and piles of torn out recipe […]

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Spring Strawberry Cake

Spring Strawberry Cake. If you don’t mind me saying so, it is a thing of beauty. If you’re not ready for spring, this cake should do the trick. It will magically get you in the mood for sunny days, crisp weather, blue skies, and sweet, sweet strawberries. This recipe is quick and easy to put […]

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Ginger Cardamom Bars

Life Lesson – Do someone a favor and you might get a great new recipe in return. It’s true! During this recent opera season, my friend Mimi asked to borrow some cardamom to make a dessert for a party. The season was winding down and she rightly didn’t want to buy an entire jar of […]

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Famous Rum Cake

There’s a little story behind this rum cake…. I originally got the recipe from my friend Melissa Taylor who is an incredible baker even though she never eats dessert. That is will power that I simply do not possess. Anyway, Melissa made this amazing rum cake and brought it to our house one evening a […]

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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake. Not the little sponge cake thingies you get at the grocery store. Full on biscuit-like, not too sweet, crumbly shortcake.┬áThat’s how I like them. Oh, and with plenty of strawberries and whipped cream. In spite of appearances, this is not an overly sweet dessert. The shortcake is, in fact, quite un-sweet. […]

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Amazing Apple Cake

Amazing Apple Cake. Ah, fall…with all your pumpkins, crunchy leaves, corn mazes and apples, how I love (and miss) you. Simple and delicious. This Apple Cake will leave your friends…well, amazed. This is a very simple cake to prepare and bake. The hardest part is flouring the pan. Really. You mix all of the ingredients […]

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