Tag Archives: breakfast

Oatmeal Raisin Hazelnut Pie: Fabulous and Filling

When I first decided to make an oatmeal-cookie-like pie crust, I couldn’t imagine a finer filling than creamy, plump raisins.  What a better way to emulate the classic cookie that’d inspired me?  But something was missing.  For one, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Little Coconut Cakes

I’ve been rather intrigued with the array of coconut products at the market lately.  Coconut water, coconut creamer — even coconut vinegar, and more.  When I was recently given both a fresh jar of coconut oil and a bag of … Continue reading

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Coffee and Spirits: The Firelit Cake

For me, there’s not much better than a good cup of coffee.  So when I was given a bottle of Firelit Coffee Liqueur recently, I was quick to open it and inhale its superior scent: sweet, strong and surely made … Continue reading

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Sunroot Spice Cake

Until about a week ago, a stalk of bright yellow flowers peered over my fence from next door.  The blossoms were reminiscent of sunflowers but smaller, and they really towered high at close to ten feet.  On the day the … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Spice Cake

It’s been hard not to notice the abundance of tomatoes in season lately.  I’ve seen vibrant varieties of colors and shapes at farmers markets, grocery stores, and gardens of green-thumbed friends.  They whisper that summer is sneaking away as the … Continue reading

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