Category Archives: baking

sometimes you just need chocolate cake

Seriously, is there anything more festive than cake? I just love cake. I even love that word. Cake cake cake! So anyway, every Monday we do family supper with our neighbor friends. Family supper ALWAYS includes dessert. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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bad blogger

The in-laws were in town last week, so we chased around town and ate marionberry pie and such. Also, I thought I developed restless arm syndrome, but I think I pinpointed the cause–taking calcium before bed (which the TMJ doctor … Continue reading

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yes, they are pretty tasty indeed

I must have at least a half dozen decent recipes for chocolate chip cookies, but apparently that’s not enough. Leave it to the New York Times to come out with yet another chocolate chip cookie recipe, one that is being … Continue reading

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dump cake revisited

I wanted to make a quick and easy dessert, and it IS cherry pie season, so ding! How about a cherry dump cake? A cherry dump cake consists of a box of cake mix, some butter, and two cans of … Continue reading

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matcha sweets

I’ve been meaning to make these Green Tea Sweets ever since the recipe was posted by Amai Bakery owner Kelli Bernard. Well, it only took me a year! I was coaxed into making these by Thuy, who was up visiting … Continue reading

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First, thanks for all the car candy stories! It sounds like that Orbit “mint mojito” gum is a favorite. I’m not supposed to chew gum, really, because of my TMD (temporomandibular disorder), but it couldn’t hurt to taste it, right? … Continue reading

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birthday cake

It was my brother‘s birthday on Saturday, so I decided to bake a cake. I’ve been purchasing birthday cakes lately, which is fine, but I actually like baking cakes, you know? So when I saw this great cake recipe on … Continue reading

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I am such a loser

You know, you miss a few days of blogging, and it gets easier and easier to just not blog. Add to that my lack of sewing, baking, and knitting, and there’s not much to blog about. Eating, though, I’ve been … Continue reading

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red velvet cupcakes. again

Man, I just can’t get enough of red velvet cupcakes or cream cheese frosting! The last time I made red velvet cupcakes was for the jar cakes. This time I used a recipe that calls for cake flour instead of … Continue reading

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Earl Grey Tea Cake

I love black tea, and I’m always in search of recipes for baked goods containing tea, cuz they’re tea-rrific. Ha ha, couldn’t resist. Sorry. Anyway, I recently received The Greyston Bakery Cookbook: The Greyston Bakery’s claim to fame is it … Continue reading

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