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Carrot Cake, Take Two

Yeah, to make a simple carrot cake, that I have even made before, it took me TWO tries. Whaaa? It was one of my friend’s birthdays on Saturday, and she loved the carrot cake that I had made for Thanksgiving here – it’s just not your normal run of the mill sort of cake found … Continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons

Not in that sense. I can’t say I have many sour days here. :-) Walking through the market in Santander can be very dangerous. Well, no, make that walking through ANY market can be dangerous…for me, everything looks so pretty and fresh and colorful and sometimes things just jump out at me even though I … Continue reading

Playing Catch-up

I have no idea what happens to time. It’s like it gets sucked into some vortex, never to be seen again. Such is its nature I suppose! I have been baking and cooking, but now have fallen so far behind, I figured I could use one post to recap and be all caught up. So … Continue reading

My Love Affair with Biscoff

I don’t generally have a whole lot of background story to most of my posts. In fact, I could generally sum them up with either “TWD” or “I was craving…” But there’s a wee bit of a story to this so here goes. A couple years ago, I got a note saying that my USAirways … Continue reading

TWD: Cranberry Lime Galette

A million things tell you the holidays are coming, and the appearance of fresh cranberries in every grocery store is one of them. Perfectly timed for the season, this week’s TWD recipe uses fresh beatiful cranberries, apple, and gets a nice little twang from lime and a kick from fresh ginger. I love galettes for … Continue reading

TWD: All-American All-Delicious Apple Pie

For the last few years I have been in charge of Thanksgiving desserts. It makes sense, right? I love to do it, andĀ I can mostly bake ahead and bring whatever it is with me! I’ve done several versions of apple or pear pies in the past, though I usually opt for the crumbly toppingĀ  just … Continue reading

TWD: Double Apple Bundt Cake

WOW! My turn to host!! I a) never thought it would come up, at the rate we are powering through this book, and b) figured that if it did, I would be left with the last recipe that (GASP) no one else wanted to make. Wrong on both accounts! I love ALL things apple, and … Continue reading

TWD: Lots of Ways Banana Cake

I don’t like bananas. I know, that might make me weird, but I just don’t like them…in fact periodically, I will try one again just in case I was wrong the first hundred times (I do this with olives too), but it turns out that I never am. I am not alone, I realize there … Continue reading