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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!


A rich, creamy, lemony soup that I quite enjoyed! This one’s from a cookbook that’s all recipes from different mystery writers, and this recipe was submitted by J. T. Ellison, who I’m not actually familiar with! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra … Continue reading

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Sweet Cornbread

I’m always on the lookout for a cornbread recipe that’s similar to supermarket bakery cornbread, with the lightly sweet, sticky top. This is by far the closest I’ve gotten, and is definitely a keeper! I used cornmeal from the Jimmy … Continue reading

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Cheese Buldak

A Korean dish, but then I have messed up the proportions from the original recipe to my preferences, plus I’m not sure super authentic Korean food has a ton of cheese, so…tasty spicy food of questionable heritage? But it’s DELICIOUS … Continue reading

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Thai-Style Sweetcorn Soup

A really quick soup (unless you, for some reason, insist on making your own creamed corn because you’ve been making SO MUCH creamed corn at work and why stop now?) that would be extra good with some crusty bread on … Continue reading

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Skillet Apple Pie

A pretty quick pie to put together, with some extra tastiness on top of a standard apple pie. Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup light brown sugar 2 refrigerated pie crusts 42 ounce can canned apple pie filling 2 … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Focaccia

A reasonably quick bread that is really tasty from a topping of salt, herbs, and olive oil. I made this with sage, because that was what was in some of the other dishes in the meal I was making, but … Continue reading

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Some delicious cupcakes with tart lemon to cut the very sweet meringue, and an excuse to get out your blowtorch, which is always fun! I made these with my former ‘Summertime Cake Series’ partner, but his life has changed enough … Continue reading

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Kalamata Chicken with New Potatoes

Made this with friends I was visiting last week, and luckily they were just as excited about these flavors as I was! I think even one of the kids (ages small and smaller) liked this, which is pretty good when … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Cookies

Naturally gluten-free cookies with a texture similar to shortbread (thanks to all the butter)! The flavor of these is hard to describe, other than buttery, but it’s good – all but 3 or so disappeared at work that day, and … Continue reading

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Country Sweet-Sour Cabbage

One for MaryKate maybe, who actually likes chopping cabbage! A good slightly sweet (fruit and) veggie side dish you can feel healthy enough while eating. Perfect! Ingredients: 2 apples, cored and peeled 1 onion 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening 1/2 medium … Continue reading

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