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Summer treat #15 – vegan vanilla cake with peaches and tofu cream

Best part: the peaches! Next best: the vegan vanilla cake with just a touch of lemon zest. Not so sure:  tofu cream.  Can’t really recommend it but I’ll include the recipe anyway.  I used almond butter – maybe it would … Continue reading

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Summer treat #6

Pasta fresca.  Tomatoes and squash from the farmers’ market, basil from our yard.  Yum. It’s so easy to make. Prepare your favorite pasta.  These are whole wheat shells.  Steam some squash. Dice tomatoes (about one per person) and mix with … Continue reading

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Holiday treats: Toffee Crunch Bars

Here’s another super-easy holiday treat that you can try.  Toffee Crunch Bars use regular saltines as a base for a delicious candy that doesn’t require a candy thermometer or knowing anything about soft ball versus hard crack stages. And it … Continue reading

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Swirly chocolatey goodness!

Finally, here’s a super-easy recipe that makes beautiful chocolate for eating or giving.  It’s from Southern Living several years ago, and is called salty chocolate pecan candy. First, toast 1 cup of coarsely chopped pecans.  (Bake them at 350 degrees … Continue reading

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The pies and cakes post, with an excellent almond cake recipe!

The first, and perhaps easiest, thing I baked at the beach over the Thanksgiving holiday was a butter almond cake.  I found it while sorting through a bunch of rather old newspaper clippings.  The Times Picayune credits C&H Cane Sugar … Continue reading

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Fantabulous Fridays: Chilly day leads to spiced cookies

I hadn’t planned to make cookies today; I’d planned to go out and about, perhaps searching for some costume items or using some gift cards for a rare shopping trip.  But instead, once the cold front breezed in this afternoon, … Continue reading

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The only way to make crab cakes

According to my sweetheart, crab cakes should be almost all crab.  No veggies, no reductions, nothing fancy.  Ideally, the crab meat should be jumbo lump.  All back fin.  No claw meat. He’s from Maryland and doesn’t cotton to crab cakes … Continue reading

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