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Jicama Lime Cake with Tequila-Glazed Nectarines

The first time I ever had jicama, it was cut into spears and served alongside a salad. A child then, I was excited for its newness, and I loved the way it added a sweet and mild crunch to my … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Soy Sauce Cake: Sweet Citrus and Spontaneous Butterscotch

Inspiration for my next dessert recipe usually comes unexpectedly.  This time, I was just poking around at one of my favorite markets and came across a beautiful little bottle of soy sauce.  The decorated label magnetized me with phrases like … Continue reading

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Lavender and Blue(berry) Cake

I’ve always been rather skeptical about treating lavender as an edible.  Sure, it’s a relaxing and wonderful scent in bath products, perfumes and sachets, and it’s just lovely when growing outside.  But it’s taken me awhile to enjoy it in … Continue reading

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Birthday Cakes and Baking Tips

I started a new job a couple of weeks ago, and I think it’s safe to say that baking has kept me (somewhat) sane.  When I come home from work and get messy in the kitchen, I forget about all … Continue reading

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Lemonade Cake, two ways — A Perfect Summer Treat

Lemonade is a quintessential summertime drink, and it’s hard to imagine a barbeque without it.  I recently found myself with a jug of leftover lemonade in my fridge, luring me in with its tart sweetness every time I opened the … Continue reading

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Gin and Tonic Cake: A Cocktail Turned Confection

Herbal and effervescent, a gin and tonic just might be the most refreshing concoction in existence. I’m not sure why the drink has been on my mind lately; perhaps it’s the recent surge of warm weather, or more likely, my … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea Spring Cake

Frozen peas are my backup for fresh veggies, and the kind I buy come in a bag that boasts: “Naturally sweet!”  Those pretty italic words have been calling to me lately.  Of course, I usually mask the peas’ sweetness with … Continue reading

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