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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

  I’ve learned in the past year or so that I am Sugar Addict. Not something I’m proud of. I tried once before to give up sugar and failed, but one of my goals this year was to try again. I want to at least cut down the amount of sugar ingested, because let’s face it – cutting it out completely is nearly impossible because sugar is incorporated into to so many foods these days. Cooking from scratch often helps. Baking for birthdays does not. Not that I can blame  ...

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Kransekake (Norwegian Wedding Cake)

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation when you click and/or purchase through these links. This is a post I’ve wanted to write for quite a while, and with my niece’s wedding this past weekend, it was a good time to revisit the topic.     Kransekake (literally translated as “wreath cake”) is an almond-based cake used in Norway for special occasions. It’s more like a cookie than a cake and is baked in concentric rings  ...

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FO Friday and a 5th birthday

I feel like I’ve dropped off the face of the earth. It hasn’t been intentional. My laptop died – well, the video card did. Dell can’t replace it so they’re sending a replacement laptop since it’s still under warranty, but they’re taking their sweet time about it. Meanwhile, I’m stuck using a spare computer with horrible wireless connection and trying to get what I can from my online backups. Meanwhile … Little Chick turned 5 years old  ...

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Keeping It Real Cupcakes

Such a sad sight.     Lovely cupcakes, don’t you think? (not) A few days ago, Papa mentioned that we had frozen strawberries and some whipped cream available … wouldn’t it be nice to have some sort of cake with it (hint, hint). I wasn’t exactly feeling the baking bug, so I went to see if we had any cake mixes available. Only one – in chocolate. Little Chick insisted I made white cake instead but that meant a from-scratch cake. I was ok with that plan.  ...

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