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Gluten Free Yellow Cake

When someone I love has a birthday I bake a cake. It’s that simple. It would be so nice to be able to leave it at that, except I can’t… I’m a meddler, and a talker, and in general I can’t leave well enough alone. So, here goes…

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It’s funny sometimes the way recipes progress. There are very few, if any, recipes that we home cooks can really call our own. Even if I’ve made something up on the spur of the moment based on the leftovers in my fridge it’s still a pretty safe bet that someone else has made the exact […]

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It was my birthday last week and this is the exchange I had with my 3 year old son on the morning of my birthday: Andy: Happy birthday mommy, I love you. Me: Thank you, Andy. I love you too. Andy: I want some of your cake. Me: What cake? It’s 9am, there’s no cake. […]

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So my baby boy turned three this weekend. Three. Years. Old. That’s 3! I’m still in shock. Then, I jerk myself out of shock by reminding myself that my parents must say things to themselves like “I can’t believe our youngest is turning 37 this year!” That said, 3 still seems like a lot to […]

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"Daisy" Birthday Cake

So my peanut turned 6 last week and had a birthday party with her friends this past weekend. Obviously, there was going to be cake… and obviously, I was going to make it. This was a reasonable thing to plan to do. It really was. But then I must have experienced some sort of traumatic […]

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Brandied Pear Fig Spice Cake

Every fall I buy pears. Every fall they sit in the fruit bowl and don’t get eaten. Every year I wonder, “Why didn’t we eat those pears?” So one year I decided to figure out how to bake a yummy cake with them. My grandmother, AKA Nana, always made a rum cake at the holidays […]

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