Tag Archives: summer

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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Cinnamon Peach Sandwich Cakes

Peach season is almost over, and I have to say, I can’t get enough of it.  I hardly ever do.  There’s something that sings summertime when I bite into a fresh, ripe peach.  Tart, sweet and juicy, the fruit is … 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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Scrumptious Spring Flowers: Hibiscus Pistachio Meringues

As I was leaving work last Friday, I felt even more compelled than usual to bake over the weekend. There was no particular event to bring dessert to, and no one was expecting any treats from me. My desire to … 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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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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