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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!

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

A rich, tasty dessert I made first a few weeks ago, but knew I could improve, so here we are with round two, a solid improvement with just a few tweaks! This would be a great dessert to bring to … Continue reading

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Duck with Raspberry Sauce

I stopped at a new (to me) farm stand recently because of the absurdly large zucchini out front, but went back soon after because of the duck in the back. I’m a big fan of duck, but rarely see it, … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Plum Tarts

Until this week, I’d never actually used puff pastry. I think I assumed it was hard to work with, but at least here, where all you really have to do is unfold it and put things on it…um, yeah, it’s … Continue reading

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Banana Ice Cream

This is almost more of a ‘hey did you know this works?’ than a recipe, but it’s so worth knowing that it’s worth the post! Blending up frozen bananas makes an ice cream that tastes great, so much better than … Continue reading

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Raspberry Cheesecake Galette

I’m quite into fruit desserts right now, but it turns out that that’s really not very limiting at all! This galette has a couple waits while you make it, which I have minimal patience for, but is worth it for … Continue reading

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Crockpot Apple Cobbler

Sorry to miss a few weeks, but as you can maybe tell in the pictures, I’ve moved, again, this time to Long Island. Took 4 stores until I found a supermarket that didn’t fill me with dread, but now I’m … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies

Did you know they sell pre-crushed Butterfingers? Perfect when you need to make some cookies in the morning without waking up the whole house whamming things on counters! These are sturdy, very stuff-filled cookies, and not life-suckingly dry as some … Continue reading

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