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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!

Couscous Risotto with Chicken and Spinach

Last month’s library cookbook potluck was all dutch oven recipes. This isn’t the one I brought to the event, but it was the one I liked best/thought worth making later at home. I seem to do more fake risottos than … Continue reading

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Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies use tahini as a replacement for peanut butter to provide a more ‘grown up’ flavor that at first may seem just a bit odd, but quickly becomes a new favorite. The recipe calls for freezing the dough before … Continue reading

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Gochujang Chicken

A good one for a long afternoon, I’ve made this chicken twice now, and will make it again! It’s moist, just a bit spicy, and generally quite delicious! It would probably be easier if you happened to have a second … Continue reading

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Orange Marmalade Cake

A lightly orange cake with a firm outside, and a very orangey, custardy topping. Unlike last week’s cake recipe from a ’70s cookbook, this one’s from a ’30s cookbook, called, amusingly enough at this point, The New Art of Modern … Continue reading

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Sweetheart Party Cake

A summery-feeling cake, this one would be ideal at a backyard lunch, but was also delicious at a gross wintery night gathering as well. It uses gelatin, which may sound weird but works to let you add the juice that … Continue reading

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Root Vegetable Crumble

A few months ago my (gluten-free) mother offered to buy me a cookbook she’d heard about, by some famous bread bakery lady. Who would say no to that? I’ve made a few things from the book so far that I … Continue reading

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Churro Bars

The blog where I first saw this recipe called it churro brownies, but can something without chocolate count as a brownie?? I’m not convinced. This is its own tasty cinnamon-y thing, no need to add confusion! Ingredients: 8 tablespoons unsalted … Continue reading

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Sopapilla Cheesecake

A tasty honey/cinnamon mess that comes together easily and wins over even the skeptical! Ingredients: 2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Mexican vanilla if you’ve got it) 2 … Continue reading

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Oreo Cheesecake

This cheesecake’s lighter than expected, while still being rich, creamy, and delicious. It’s also…enormous. Nearly comes to the top of a 9″ springform! I think you could do this in a 10″ and even have enough crust to not need … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Pie

Somehow after a year and a half I’ve noticed that my library has a monthly cookbook potluck thing, where everyone makes a dish from the same cookbook and brings it. This month’s book was Bring It, a potluck-focused book. This … Continue reading

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