Tag Archives: summertime

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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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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