Carrot Ginger Fig Cake: An Updated Classic

Motivated by the ingredients in my fridge, many acquired in excess because I forgot I already had them… oops, but who hasn’t done that before (insert Mom’s Mustard story). Made with fresh ginger, organic carrots, orange zest, dried figs and a white chocolate frosting, this dessert is a crowd pleaser. The recipe was inspired by a Bon Appetite […]

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Meat Pocket Mini-Pie: Lamb Raisin Apricot Mushroom Empanada

A new protagonist in the epic saga of meat pockets – Pie Maker! In April, I crafted and shared my first try at empanadas (chicken and chorizo), chapter 5 in the series (view earlier chapters here). Today I share with you Chapter 6, prepare for the mini-pie revolution. Let me set the stage for you: […]

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Sunshine Cookies on a Cloudy Day

I’ve got Sunshine Cookies on a cloudy day! Even though I blog recipes and read blogs about recipes. Nothing beats a cook book. I find vintage cook books, especially those from churches or guilds, particularly entertaining. A current favorite featured today is Seafair Cookbook 1951 Such culinary treasures contained within the yellowed pages: Different recipes, […]

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