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Desserts

Carrot Cake with Almond Cream and Flowers

Here is my present to the Easter Bunny: A spectacularly delicious Carrot Cake with Almond Cream and cute little flowers made from sliced almonds and candy covered chocolate eggs (you could use M&Ms too. It’s really moist, very carrot-y, not too sweet and very flavorful. Came out great and I am actually really pleased. The photos aren’t so great, because I had to take them early in the morning. The cake was a present for a friend and I needed to deliver it early this morning before prime “photography time”. 🙂
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Appetizers/Starters, Breads, Sweet Snacks

Sweet Potato and Brown Butter Hot Cross Buns

I know that Hot Cross Buns are more of a Good Friday then than a Maundy Thursday thing, but seeing they are *everywhere* right now, I thought that you wouldn’t mind the recipe a day early. Every year I try to make a new variation on the Hot Cross Bun theme, and this year, believe it or not, they have Sweet Potatoes in them. A little different, I know, but super yummy. They also made the yeast go crazy, so these are really light and fluffy. I should have waited for them to cool a little more though, because the glaze kind of melted and made the crosses look all freaky. Oh well. 🙂
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Appetizers/Starters, Dinner, Lunch, Soups

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Ok, back from a little hiatus from blogging about food, but here I am again. The weather has been miserable, even for New England spring weather, so I made this butternut squash soup as comfort food. It’s lovely and super easy. Besides having to roast the squash for an hour (which is hands off) I think the whole thing took an additional 15 minutes beyond that. And you could use any other kind of squash or pumpkin too. The curry is super nice, so if you can, serve with naan (both Trader Joes and Whole Food sell some good naan, if you are so included).
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Savory Snacks

Honey Cinnamon, BBQ or Curry Spice Roasted Chickpea Snacks

I’ve been playing around with something different, something healthier, something not along the lines of my usual baked good, and that would be these Roasted Chickpea Snacks. Sort of like roasted nuts, these are a quick and healthy, protein packed pick me up. It actually took a few tries to get these right — not because I burned them or anything, but more because the spices didn’t quite jive. Now that I have them sorted though, I love them. They last a couple of weeks in an airtight container (not refrigerated), but I’ve found I can eat almost an entire batch in a day. The curry spice ones are my personal favorite.

PS; They’d also be good on salad, sort of like croutons. 🙂
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Appetizers/Starters, Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Savory Snacks

French-style Onion and Bacon Tart

Stopping in quickly at this Friday lunchtime to share my little tart that I made this morning. I had some leftover bacon from something else that I didn’t miraculously just snack on, so I put together this little lunch. It’s like a quiche, yet not quite so eggy and more fillings. All in all, not a bad way to “use up bacon” (not that anyone ever has that problem). 🙂
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