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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!

Sugar Cookies for Decorating/Embossing

An embarrassingly long time ago (May), I was offered the chance to try a rolling pin from a company that makes really pretty embossed rolling pins.  The designs were great, and I like the idea, so I quickly said yes … Continue reading

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Bacon-Apple Pancakes

Barely even counts as a recipe, but super worth making! I got some bacon that came from one of my coworker’s pigs, so it’s real good bacon, and I wanted to do something more interesting than I usually do with … Continue reading

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Berry Cream Pie

An easy, tasty pie. I was slightly worried that, even with sweetened condensed milk, adding lemon juice to dairy would lead to curdling, but we were all clear on that front. I swapped the cornflakes of the crust for frosted … Continue reading

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Icoberry Torte

A recipe from a Star Trek cookbook, this was apparently a favorite of Sisko on DS9. Although we don’t have icoberries, we’ll get through somehow, and make a nice light cake with a layer of pie filling! Ingredients: 1 stick … Continue reading

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Layered Peanut Butter Bars

I was given a bag of peanut butter cookie mix recently. I mostly find peanut butter cookies dry and boring, but I guess Betty Crocker is ready for that, as they have a bunch of recipes to use their mixes … Continue reading

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Oatmeal and Everything Bars

Using up some leftover cream and a bag of caramels I’d randomly bought ages earlier, with good results! Ingredients: 1 11 ounce package of caramels 3 tablespoons cream 3/4 cup butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup rolled oats 3/4 … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Tart

An extremely chocolatey, wonderfully smooth chocolate tart. Ingredients: Crust: 9 chocolate graham crackers (1 of 3 packages in the box I had), finely ground 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup sugar Filling: 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 9 ounces … Continue reading

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Chocolate Snickerdoodles

It’s not often I see a new recipe I want to try and already have every single ingredient already, but this one fit the bill and I tried it immediately! These are fairly dense, delicious chocolate bites – 2 or … Continue reading

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Reindeer Poop

Why’s it gotta be called that? I don’t know… blame the internet? This is your quick, OH GOD I NEED A LAST MINUTE SNACK dessert type thing that’s quite simple to make. This requires melting white chocolate, which always goes … Continue reading

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Cranberry Petal Pie

A pie from a ’70s cookbook, which meant I wasn’t sure what I was getting into, but it turned out to be simple, delicious, and kind of fun looking! Ingredients: 3 cups fresh cranberries 8 1/4 ounce can crushed pineapple … Continue reading

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