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Chocolate Loaf Cake

It’s almost Valentine’s Day so it’s time for a little chocolate. I don’t need flowers or anything. . just chocolate. (And occasionally some jewelry.)Chocolate Loaf Cake

This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. It’s not fancy or fussy. It doesn’t even have icing. But it’s rich and dense and SUPER moist. I can’t believe I’ve never shared it before. Read the rest of this entry

Homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake

In celebration of my wedding anniversary today, I made Tim this cake.

Homemade Pineapple Upside Down CakeIt’s a favorite of his and he’s a fantastic husband so he deserves some cake.

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

‘Tis the season to be harvesting. In my case that has meant fennel, chard, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant. . oh yea, and zucchini.chocolate zucchini cakeThe harvest has been light for most things this year. We’ve been slaughtered by slugs and snails. Zucchini must not be as delicious as the tomatoes are because they haven’t been bothered by a single critter. Read the rest of this entry

Strawberry Vanilla Cake

Last week we celebrated Sweet 16 for my little cousin, L. Cake was in order.

Strawberry Vanilla Cake

 

After asking the birthday girl what flavors she preferred I settled on strawberry with a vanilla accent. Strawberry season is upon us so there is no lack of fresh, sweet berries right now. Read the rest of this entry

Cranberry Cake

Can you believe it’s Christmas Eve? I certainly can’t. Hard to believe we are hurtling toward 2013.
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I am sitting by my REAL Christmas tree drinking some homemade hot chocolate and wondering if I remembered all my gifts and Christmas dinner ingredients. Lots to organize and remember during Christmas. But tonight I skip the cooking and baking and we go out to dinner. Whew!

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Chocolate Pear Spice Cake

‘Tis the season for gingerbread. I see that even Burger King has a gingerbread flavor milk shake right now. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

Chocolate and pear spice cakeI don’t make a lot of gingerbread flavor things. Not because I don’t like it, but I think a person tends to gravitate toward flavors that are traditional for them. At least for me that’s the case. Especially during the holidays. It’s the nostalgia that kicks in.

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One Year Blogiversary!

Today is my 1 year Blogiversary! My first post was a year ago today. Wow!

I can’t believe it’s been a year already. It doesn’t seem that I’ve written as many recipes and blog posts as I have this year. You’d assume I’d be as big as a house by now!

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Glazed Pumpkin, Oatmeal & Black Walnut Cake

It’s October! We can be fall-ish now. ( Yes, you have my permission.)

The last few days I have had a serious pumpkin addiction. Halloween is prevalent on my mind. As are fall leaves and a couple October weekend getaways I have coming up! Read the rest of this entry

Blueberry Pie Cake

Flip flops and high heels. The yin and the yang of womens shoes. And my two favorite types of footwear.  I mostly just want to be barefoot which means flip flops are for me. However, I am really short horizontally challenged so the higher the heels the more like a big kid I can feel.

Of course, sometimes shoes are an acquired taste. I wasn’t always toddling around on 4 inch heels or gripping the thong of a flip flop between my toes. It wasn’t until after college that I really embraced my love of the high heel and as I’ve gotten older they’ve gotten taller. And flip flops. . .well they grew on me like a fungus. I used to hate the feel of that thing between my toes. However, once I embraced the flip flop I realized how awesome they are. They used to be about the only shoes I wore all year round when I lived in a warm climate. Alas, living back in the Great White North means I only have a small window for flip flops.

Foods some times take me awhile to acquire a taste for, too. Generally I am not a picky eater but there are a few things that I had to learn to love. Blueberries being one of them. I love most berries (not strawberries) but blueberries were always the most boring berry to me.

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Orange Pineapple Cake with Orange Marmalade Buttercream

Today is my awesome husband’s birthday! Happy birthday, Sweetie! I am a fortunate girl to have found such a caring, funny, thoughtful, hard-working, honest, AMAZING husband. He’s an all around fantastic dude and I love him more than he could ever know.

But. . . he is also sick and twisted. (Which, in all honesty, amuses me to no end!) His birthday request? A pinata. Ok, easy enough. More specifically a baby seal pinata. To club. Yes, a baby seal to club. See? Sick! Twisted! HILARIOUS!

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