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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!

Goldfish Drops

A real quick sweet crunchy snack that was a perfect thank you gift for a coworker who is really into Goldfish crackers! Ingredients: 1 11 ounce bag butterscotch chips 1 tablespoon shortening 2 cups cheddar Goldfish crackers 1 cup pretzels … Continue reading

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Fennel and Carrot Soup

This is a super hearty soup to help you survive the dumb winter weather. I’d never cooked with fennel before, and was worried by the anise-y smell while chopping it, but it didn’t end up making the finished soup taste … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Pitas

Turns out, pitas for wraps aren’t too tricky, so why not have a nice warm pita tonight, instead of a sad cold one from the store? Ingredients: 1 cup warm water 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast 1 … Continue reading

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Beet & Ricotta Hummus

I’m hosting an event at work soon where we make ricotta and then use it in a few recipes, and I just gave this a go as one of the recipes for people to try their ricotta in. It’s a … Continue reading

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Brownie-in-a-Mug Gift Mix

I tried a few mug mixes in the last few weeks that weren’t worth eating more than once, but eventually came across this one. Well, the one I slightly adapted to make this one, anyway. I found that I got … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Bread

Another recipe that uses 8,000 dishes, but feels worth it for the end result. Ingredients: Apple Pie Filling: 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon corn starch 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 cups chopped cooking apples 1 tablespoon lemon juice Crumb Topping: … Continue reading

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Pickled Cranberries

A bit of a weird one, but people have thought these are good, and I am definitely eager to try them in chicken salad. They’d also be good on a cheese platter, and I’m sure you could make some sort … Continue reading

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