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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!

Farmhouse Buttermilk Cake

I was sitting around last week about to make one buttermilk dessert, when I decided I didn’t like the idea, prompting a quick scramble around the internet for a new way to use up the pint I had of the … Continue reading

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Frisch’s Type Strawberry Pie

A recipe submitted by Sally Loomis (who went on to donate the property I work on to the park district I work for) to a local church cookbook, I’m not positive who the Frisch in the name is – does … Continue reading

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Crockpot Pizza

Looking for something a bit different, while also super familiar? Throw some pizza in a crockpot! It requires minimal extra effort, doesn’t heat up your kitchen like the oven might, and still creates a good crusty…crust. I was actually a … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Custard Cake

Recently at work I hosted a rhubarb canning program. While the rhubarb processed in the hot water bath canner, we all ate this cake, and were very happy about it! 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature, … Continue reading

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Milano Cheesecake

I’m pleased with how this idea turned out. It looks pretty, tastes great, and has the option for some variety, depending on which type of Milano cookies you use. For mine, I did the ‘wall’ mostly milk chocolate, and the … Continue reading

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Orange Grape-Nut Muffins

Like 2 weeks ago, I’m still slowly working my way through a box of Grape-Nuts at work. These muffins are kind of mild but tasty, and a lasting sort of filling. A good thing to have for breakfast/snack on a … Continue reading

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Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are super good, but I kind of wish I had seen this blog from King Arthur Flour a week earlier, because maybe if I had frozen some of the dough, I wouldn’t have eaten 39 cookies myself in … Continue reading

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