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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!

Easy Mug Omelette Rice

A couple weeks ago I watched a video of 6 Japanese recipes that all used eggs as a main ingredient and took ~15 minutes to cook. There was a tasty looking rice breakfast thing that, as cooked in the video, … Continue reading

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Oreo Bars

Real easy, one bowl, super tasty Oreo bars. Just what I wanted! I made this, but the time/temp listed in the original recipe were very wrong, so I made it again to fix that but doubled it when I did, … Continue reading

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Chicken Parmesan Lasagna

So, admittedly I do already have a Chicken Parm-asagna post from years ago on here, and it’s real good. But I got a recent mailing from my supermarket that included a recipe for chicken parm stuffed shells, which sounded really … Continue reading

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Chicken Tamale Pie

A really satisfying, warm, cheesy, chicken-y dinner! The ingredient list may look long, but the cornbread comes together quickly and then I was able to just about get the sauce done while the cornbread cooked, and the chicken bit down … Continue reading

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Homemade Frosty

It’s Wendy’s, without the nightmare of ‘leaving your own home’! This recipe actually makes enough to fill my Cuisinart ice cream maker twice, which is either a good thing or a hassle depending on your mood (=if you’ve already tasted … Continue reading


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Pluot Cobbler

Pluots are easily my favorite fruit, so today we’re saying nuts to peach cobbler, and swapping pluots in instead! Filling: 10 pluots cut into thin slices 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Lemon Ice-Box Cake

Same general concept as an eclair cake, this is an easy dessert to throw together the day before, and then feed a crowd with something sweet and tart and delicious! Ideally you’re eating it with a bunch of friends and … Continue reading

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Strawberry Snacking Cake

A tasty summery cake that comes together comes together pretty quickly. Because you’re mixing sliced strawberries with some sugar to start with, I thought I could get away with buying frozen sliced strawberries with sugar – this turns out to … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Cake

A moist vanilla cake that stayed good over a week while I worked through the leftovers alone. Ingredients: Cake: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Bacon/Leek/Cheddar Braid

A big ol’ bread, full of tasty things! Ingredients: Filling: 1/2 pound bacon white and light green part of three leeks, thinly sliced and washed well 8 ounces sharp cheddar, grated or sliced into chunks 10 leaves sage, thinly sliced … Continue reading

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