German Sweet Chocolate Cake

September 7, 2012
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My grandmother was known for certain dishes. Strawberry shortcake, oily spaghetti (don’t ask), crab imperial. One of most popular was her German Sweet Chocolate Cake. It is funny, I actually remember the frosting more than the cake. She used to keep jars of it in the fridge and I remember sneaking bites of it here […]

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Ice Cream Cake Cones

July 26, 2012
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Ice cream and cake belong together. The combination reminds me of birthdays, which are the best days since you get to say, “But it’s my birthday” to any denial of your crazy requests, ALL of the presents are yours, and you get to gorge yourself on cake AND ice cream. And, it’s all ok, because […]

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Strawberry and Blueberry Shortcake

June 25, 2012
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Shortcakes are special to me. My grandmother was the consummate baker of my family. Every year, she made my birthday cake – always a layered strawberry shortcake. Beautiful, simple, and perfect. She passed away the day before my 13th birthday. Making this cake was bittersweet for me, but I know that she would have loved […]

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Kladdkaka (Swedish Chocolate Cake)

May 21, 2012
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Today we’re in Stockholm, Sweden! We have a short day, so we’re taking the ship’s tour to the Vasa Museum and then putting around the city. So excited! I was going to make Swedish pancakes for you guys, but then I found a recipe for Kladdkaka, a rich, buttery, gooey chocolate cake. No contest. It’s […]

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Lord Tubbington’s Litter Box Cake

April 12, 2012
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My favorite non-human character on Glee is Brittany’s overweight cat, Lord Tubbington. I call him LT for short. Image from One of the funnier storylines involving LT is when Brittany believes that Rory Flanagan (played by Damian McGinty- heavenly voice!) is a leprechaun and can grant her wishes. She wants LT to poop candy bars, so […]

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Game of Thrones Lemon Cakes

April 4, 2012
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I live in a small town. I grew up in an even smaller town. I’ve traveled to lots of large cities and even though I like to visit, I’m always anxious to get back home to a simpler place. But this…this makes me want to move to LA or NYC:

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