Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

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One, two, three strikes you’re out! I’m looking at you, Mr. Toothpick! Let’s all just stop calling it the “tried and true toothpick method” for testing cakes for readiness, okay? In my case it is tried and false! You will recall the lying liar apple bread, and then the oozy, leaking pound cake. We now […]


Mini Boozy Apple Turnovers

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Maybe it was the booze, but I swear I hadn’t even sampled any yet.  You see, I had made these full size apple turnovers on the fly a couple weeks ago that my husband really enjoyed.  We were invited to a small dinner party and asked to bring dessert and I thought of the turnovers.  […]


Peach Blueberry Ice Cream

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I love peaches.  I can’t resist buying big sacks of them this time of year.  The only problem with those big bags is eating them fast enough.  You see, my husband loves the flavor of peaches too.  But, and this should come as no surprise to you after the whole squeaky green bean situation, he […]


#BakeTogether – Summer Fruit Cake

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It’s time once again for #BakeTogether with Abby Dodge. But before I get to the recipe, I’d just like to say how much I missed Abby at the Big Summer Potluck. I first met Abby last year at the first BSP and I was wowed by her. She is a real big deal baker and […]


Wayback Wednesday – Strawberry Ripple Tea Cake

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As you read this, it is probably already Thursday but as I type, it is still Wednesday. So, I declare Wayback Wednesday to still be valid! And this is a Wayback Wednesday that is thoroughly worth the trip back in time. I made this cake again a few days ago and it was just as […]


Cooking the Cover – Classic Strawberry Shortcake

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Holy flaming flying balls of strawberries!   Fine Cooking does it again. This time they have provided me with The. Best. Strawberry. Shortcake. Recipe.EVER. I am not embellishing or exaggerating or  hyperbolizing. No. Seriously.  This is THE BEST. Period. Behold – the biscuits.  They are insane. Slightly crisp on the outside. Lightly sweet. Rich and buttery, […]


Wayback Wednesday – Grilled Peaches

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Hey, it’s almost Memorial Day!  Are you grilling up anything good this weekend?  While the grill is still hot, I recommend you grill up some dessert.  And this time, I promise, it’s not even going to be that bad for you!  It’s healthy, even!  This post originally appeared on Valley Victuals on September 12, 2007. […]