Category: Quick and Easy

Beer Bread Re-visited

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Beer Bread Recipe

I awoke early this morning to yet another day of pounding rain and wind.  I’m not complaining, as heavy rain days are as close as we Southern Californians get to snow days.  It’s Sunday, and as such, the day was … Continue reading

Spiced Shortbread Cookies

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Spiced Shortbread Cookie Recipe

I’ll admit, I’m a bit tardy getting this recipe to you.  As apparent from the warm colors and Fall leaves on the background linen, I shot these photos pre-Thanksgiving.  Ignoring the seasonal feel of the photos, this recipe easily transitions … Continue reading

Raspberry Ricotta Cake

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Raspberry Ricotta Cake Recipe

I promised myself I wasn’t going to bake and write a post while I was on vacation. Although I packed my camera and tripod, it would strictly be used for practicing landscape photography.  After all, we were staying in a … Continue reading

Rustic Almond Cake with Pears

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Rustic Almond Cake with Pears Recipe

Simplicity is the first word that comes to mind when describing this cake.  It’s basic list of ingredients, along with the ease in which it can be made, makes it an ‘anytime’ cake.  The only ingredient that may not be … Continue reading

Spiced and Spiked Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Spiced and Spiked Whipped Cream Recipe

I’m pretending it feels like Autumn around here even though the temperatures are rising instead of falling. I’ve lost patience waiting for cooler weather so I’ve been making lots of big hearty meals and tummy warming soups in spite of … Continue reading