Author : C. A.

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I have seen any number of posts around the blogosphere recently touting the perfect chocolate chip cookie.  While some of them are repeats of recipes that I’ve seen before, many of them are subtle variations made in an effort to achieve perfection.  Which, of course, leads to the question: How does one define the perfect …
Every time I make a cake, even a relatively small one, there are always leftovers.  There are the trimmings from leveling the layers, there is extra frosting and then there is just plain leftover cake.  No matter how delicious, moist and wonderful a cake is after a while it gets old. Maybe you’re just getting …
I think I am still recovering from the Little Prince’s birthday celebration – or more accurately, from the preparations for the celebration – but I wanted to share a few shots of the completed cake. (If you’d like more detail on the recipes used and early preparation take a peek at the test run from …
We are celebrating the Little Prince’s second birthday this week (or as he so charmingly states “‘Appy birfy-day now peez!”) which means a busy time of gift buying and wrapping, party planning and prepping and, of course, cake baking. Last year I took the plunge and created my very first solo birthday cake.  As I …
Well, it appears I have this disappearing act down pat; I don’t even need to practice, I simply need to be too busy (or lazy) to sit in front of my computer and write up new posts to share with you. The truly sad thing is that I have so very much to share! Anyone …
Impact of current television themes on daily speech patterns Baked vs. FatWitch – short background of each <insert pictures of books> Christmas and Family results Return to work and work results Personal opinions, validity of throwdown.
I remember growing up there were three quick breads my mother made quite regularly; banana bread, pumpkin bread and zucchini bread.  Of the three, zucchini bread was far and away my favorite, I loved the moist slightly dense texture, the flavor with its hint of spice, but most of all I loved the crisp melt …
I must apologize for my unexplained and much extended absence; I feel like I’m just waking up from a chaotic whirl of a dream. It has just now come to my attention that my most recent post is from about 3 months ago! Completely inexcusable, so I won’t attempt to make any excuses (they would …
This week Janell of Mortensen Family Memoirs picked Caramel Pumpkin Pie on pages 322 and 323.  This is certainly a great fall recipe pick but I quite the internal debate about whether or not to make it.  You see, I always make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, sometimes even multiple pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving; I really …
This week we can thank Lynne of Honey Muffin for choosing Double Apple Bundt Cake (pages 184 and 185). I may have mentioned before (in fact I’m pretty certain I have) that the only fruit I really like in a dessert is apples so I was pretty excited to give this cake a try. Since I …
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