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Lemony Fennel Cupcakes

Before she left town for a new job in a new state, my kind friend had me over for dinner earlier this summer.  It was a dreamy evening filled with playing with her little son, picking figs from her neighbor’s … 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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Buttermilk Rosewater Cupcakes

When I recently came across candied rose berries at a favorite market of mine, I couldn’t help but stop in my tracks.  The pastel pink beads sparkled with sweetness, and their scent was alluringly delicate and floral.  Immediately inspired, I … Continue reading

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Three Lemons: A Pie In Reverse (Crisp Meringue Crust Filled With Lemon Custard)

A little over a year ago, my husband gave me a potted lemon tree for my birthday.  He’d long known how much I’d loved lemons.  (He’d also seen how jealous I’d been of our neighbors, whose prolific trees I’d pass … Continue reading

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Party Cakes

Cake signals celebration.  This is one of the most powerful reasons I enjoy baking so much.  Not only does the making process feel as creative as my bygone ceramics class did; the result makes life feel decorated and, of course, … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Yogurt and Lemon

I’m so happy that there are still a few strawberries showing up at my local farmers market.  Some fruits have far too short of a season in my opinion, but strawberries seem to stick around for awhile — and sometimes … Continue reading

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Little Lemon Yogurt Cakes

When I got invited to an outdoor potluck wedding recently, I knew immediately what I would bring: my favorite lemon cake.  Made with yogurt in the batter, the cake is immensely moist and dense, and it’s refreshingly summery with bright, … Continue reading

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