Monthly Archives: July 2010

A cake by any other name…

Sunshine Cake (aka Mandarin Orange Cake or Pig-Picking Cake) This cake is a favorite among my extended family.  One look might tell you why, but it’s the taste that is over-the-top simple, yet brilliant.  Extra moist yellow cake layers that … Continue reading

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Lovely, local blueberries

Blueberries are not to be underestimated.  They are tiny, subtle, sweet, tart, and don’t even get me started on what they become once they get a chance to simmer in some fresh lemon juice and a bit of sugar.  Ina Garten … Continue reading

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French toast with summer fruit compote

This is a concoction born out of my desire to use my very ripe peach, some leftover blueberries, and Rainier cherries I had sitting in my fridge.  While very tasty on their own, together they become an aromatic, syrupy compote … Continue reading

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Not quite baking, but definitely yummy

I’m still working on a couple other pics, etc, for the next sweet post, but this should get some salivary glands working in the mean time. 🙂 I made Ina Garten’s sweet, succulent Baked Shrimp Scampi for dinner last weekend.  … Continue reading

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Sweet & spicy nirvana

Cinnamon Swirl Bread (recipe from Pinch my Salt, via 1973 Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Bread Cookbook) This bread was perfect in every sense of the word.  The dough was soft and pliable, not too sweet.  The cinnamon swirl effortlessly wound … Continue reading

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Slice of summer

A few months ago, I made this  Summer Fruit Bavarian cake adapted from Tartine.  It was a slice of pure heaven in the form of an updated, elegant strawberry shortcake.  Kind of like if strawberry shortcake were to get dressed up … Continue reading

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