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Purple Potato Cupcakes with Molasses Cream Cheese Frosting

I love the idea of purple potatoes. I know, I know: they’ve been around forever and are far from uncommon — but they bring a welcome whimsy to a menu, in my view. Maybe it’s their unexpected burst of color, … Continue reading

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Fresh Fig Torte: Frosted, Spiced, Divine

I have a friend who is so enamored with fresh figs, I’d even call it an obsession.  When we walked past a woman carrying a basket of figs recently, my friend talked about it for a week. “I wonder where … Continue reading

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A Sweet Slice of Egg Nog (Cake)

Here is a cake I created as a tribute to one of my favorite seasonal treats.  As the holidays near, I find myself anxiously awaiting the arrival of egg nog — anticipating its rich, creamy sweetness and the way it … 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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Carrot Cookies: Eat With Enthusiasm

When I last visited my sister in Washington, one of the highlights of my stay was taking my 6 year old nephew to a bakery after school on a rainy afternoon. He knew what he wanted as soon as he … Continue reading

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