May 2012

Camping Birthday Cake

24 May 2012
Blueberry Gingerbread Cake with Mocha Cream

Our camping adventures always involve amazing food  — like pulled pork, adobo beef tacos, or Gorgonzola stuffed burgers on homemade buns.  We’re never short on sweets either.  Seems like there’s always a pan of dark chocolate brownies to snack on or some homemade graham crackers and marshmallows to turn into s’mores.   Since this season’s first […]

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Star Light, Star Bright

17 May 2012
Lone Star Quilt Cake

Just once I tried piecing a real quilt.  I loved it.  I’m amazed that the simple arrangement of geometric shapes creates amazingly varied results.  The process of moving hues and shades around until you get a look that you like is, to me, addictive. Unfortunately, when I decided to give quilting a try, I never […]

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Almost Health Food

9 May 2012
Lemon-Rhubarb Bundt Cake

Fancy cakes, like the one I made recently for my daughter’s birthday, certainly delight, but they require a serious time commitment.  They aren’t the sort of cakes you throw together on a weeknight to bring to a friend’s house, especially when your husband is out of town. My friend Val tried to talk me out […]

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Seeing Spots

3 May 2012
Dalmatian Cake

My daughter Eliza thinks she’s a dog.  When she feels especially puppy-like, she puts underpants on her head and tucks a pair of socks under the elastic to give herself floppy ears.  She even lets her little sister walk her.  Trying to decipher her barking presents no end of challenges. When she’s not pretending to […]

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