Dessert

Zucchini Cake

by Sara on July 21, 2011

cake and watermelon lemonade

It seems as if I’m growing zucchini myself. Each week, our produce box contains several zucchini, many of which are large and only good for baking. Last weekend I gave away a batch of muffins, and my freezer is overflowing with loaves of baked zucchini bread. Oh yeah, and I baked a cake. Now, I [...]

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Peach Raspberry Crisp

by Sara on July 17, 2011

Peach Raspberry Crisp

As a kid, my favorite part of summer was playing outside. Well, and of course the long break from school. As an adult, my favorite part of summer is the abundance of fresh produce. Memories of washing off a carrot just pulled from the garden, and munching on it with the greens attached just like [...]

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Cookies for the 4th of July

by Sara on June 30, 2011

cookies and coffee

After taking an unplanned vacation from baking when my oven died, I quickly got over my withdrawal when my new oven was delivered. You already saw the first baked good to emerge from the new oven when I made these chocolate shortcakes. That wasn’t enough, so then I made a super-secret dessert (super-secret because I [...]

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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

by Sara on June 26, 2011

chocolate shortcake with strawberries

As a kid, I didn’t like strawberry shortcake. Oh, I loved strawberries. But the shortcake, not so much. You see, I’d only tried strawberry shortcake at my grandma’s house. She would always make her “baking powder biscuits,” which tasted like, well, baking powder. My grandma can make a mean pie, great cookies, and amazing pan-fried [...]

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