Category Archives: Sweets

Pantry and Freezer Scones

Perusing the NY Times, I came across a recipe that said you could use old bananas for something other than banana bread–scones! I read through the recipe and decided I’d rather make mine with raspberries and a bit of orange … Continue reading

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Cherry Cornmeal Upside Down Cake

Since cherries are in season, I’ve been buying them. A lot of them. Maybe too many. Sooo, I need a recipe to use some of them up. Cue Cherry Cornmeal Upside Down Cake. This may have been one of my … Continue reading

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Like-Banana-Bread-But-Better Cake

Updated for Like-Banana-Bread-But-Better Muffins We always seem to end up with overripe bananas, which is actually great because then I can make banana bread! I’ve tried several recipes, and this time decided to try a banana cake recipe. We didn’t … Continue reading

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Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding

While visiting my parents this weekend, my dad whipped up a batch of his amazing rice pudding, and I felt inspired to make some at home. I read a bunch of recipes to find the right ratio of liquid to … Continue reading

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Anzac Biscuits (aka Really Yummy Oatmeal Coconut Cookies)

While I maternity leave, I had the opportunity to read a lot of books. Because breastfeeding takes a lot of time, and babies take a lot of naps (on their moms). And with books on my phone, I always had … Continue reading

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

With berries no longer in peak season, but still wanting to enjoy them, this light cake is a perfect way to extend the summer.  Adapted from Smitten Kitchen. Here’s what you need: 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recently, I attended Caleb’s bris.  (He’s this perfect little guy that just joined us in this world.)  It was lovely and emotional and he slept through the whole ceremony.  And, like any good Jewish celebration, it was accompanied with copious … Continue reading

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Light and Fluffy Yogurt Lime Cake

After spending the day with Gigi and Great Grandpa, we came home with a bag full of mini limes.  We turned to the internet for some recipe ideas and found one without butter, and that incorporated yogurt, on the Smitten … Continue reading

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Apple Yogurt Cake

In Northern California, summer is the time for Gravenstein apples.  Sweet and tart, they are perfect for baking.  And thanks to Nicki – and Danielle’s tree – I had a good load of them just waiting to be eaten.  They … Continue reading

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Brownie Cake Cookies

Every time a new Smitten Kitchen post passes through my email, I pretty much always want to make the recipe.  One of the most recent posts was no exception.  It was a recipe called the Browniest Cookies.  To be candid, … Continue reading

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