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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 Cacao Pigpen

A week or two ago I got an email asking if I was interesting in trying cacao tea. Although I’m not a tea drinker, I am always curious about anything chocolatey, so found a method more my style to check … Continue reading

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Mongolian Beef

That good takeout taste without leaving the house! This recipe comes together quite quickly (definitely within 15 minutes once the meat is sliced), so don’t forget to get rice and any other sides you might want started early enough! Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Flourless PB&C Bars

A huge batch of very peanut butter-y oat bars with both chocolate chips and Reese’s Pieces. These will be very popular with anyone you give them to (give or take a peanut allergy..)! Ingredients: 2/3 cup salted butter, at room … Continue reading

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Creamy Corn and Basil Orzotto

I’ve done some real risotto and some baked risotto in the past, but today we’re doing real risotto cooking technique, except with orzo pasta instead! It does make a creamy texture, like you’d expect from risotto, but goes a bit … Continue reading

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Ground Cherry Pie

Ground cherries are the weirdest dang fruit, but they make a very tasty pie! If you’ve never heard of them, they look like a small tomatillo (a little tomato with a papery ‘husk’ you remove to eat) but taste, when … Continue reading

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Honey Chicken Pizza

As with many pizzas, this is more an idea than a 100% rigid recipe, but it’s a good flavor combo I recommend working with! I had it first at Zax in Moab, so there is at least one pizza professional … Continue reading

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Cucumber Cake

So, this is a pretty weird one, but it’s good and will help use up some of the outrageous overabundance that comes with cucumber plants. It’s fluffy and moist, and definitely tastes cucumber-y, but in a more dessert-y way. Ingredients: … Continue reading

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