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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!

Smooth Vegetable Sauce

A pretty terrible name, right? Graham Kerr’s Kitchen is all about basic sauces, that can be adapted in a zillion different ways with a zillion different flavors, and that are intended to reduce calories. This sauce can be made with … Continue reading

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Korean Chicken Wings

Spicy wings, hooray! The original recipe for these called for frying the wings – I super hate frying, so baked instead, which produces wings that are much better the second day than fried ones would be anyway. Because, without a … Continue reading

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Wax Bean Chowder

Simple, filling, and it’s got vegetables so you can count it has healthy. Remember early enough in the day to make some crusty bread, and you’ve got a good thing going! Ingredients: 2 slices of bacon, diced (rather than getting … Continue reading

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Caramel Corn Brownies

I object to the fact that my supermarket only had caramel corn with nuts in it, but even with that massive setback to start with, these are gooood. Tremendous amounts of chocolate, brownies that actually hold together, and caramel corn … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Apple Cake

Salty-sweet caramel apple topping on a cake with a shockingly light, wonderful texture. You do have to refrigerate leftovers, which feel more dense after refrigeration, but it’s still fantastic! Definitely one worth repeating. Ingredients: Topping: 3 apples, peeled, cored, and … Continue reading

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Freezer Breakfast Burritos

I really like breakfast burritos, but hadn’t had one in…maybe 12 years?? Weird. Time to fix that, in a way that has them available whenever you ‘need’ one! You cook the insides of these, and then have to let everything … Continue reading

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Sugar Cookies for Decorating/Embossing

An embarrassingly long time ago (May), I was offered the chance to try a rolling pin from a company that makes really pretty embossed rolling pins.  The designs were great, and I like the idea, so I quickly said yes … Continue reading

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Bacon-Apple Pancakes

Barely even counts as a recipe, but super worth making! I got some bacon that came from one of my coworker’s pigs, so it’s real good bacon, and I wanted to do something more interesting than I usually do with … Continue reading

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Berry Cream Pie

An easy, tasty pie. I was slightly worried that, even with sweetened condensed milk, adding lemon juice to dairy would lead to curdling, but we were all clear on that front. I swapped the cornflakes of the crust for frosted … Continue reading

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Icoberry Torte

A recipe from a Star Trek cookbook, this was apparently a favorite of Sisko on DS9. Although we don’t have icoberries, we’ll get through somehow, and make a nice light cake with a layer of pie filling! Ingredients: 1 stick … Continue reading

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