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Berlin Beer Cake

I love beer. I love baking.  I love baking with a beer in one hand and a spoon in the other. I also love baking with beer as an ingredient. Continue reading ‘Berlin Beer Cake’


Praline Pecan Pretzel Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pies always call for a lot of eggs. There are recipes for pumpkin pies made with tofu, but David would never eat tofu for dessert (and he always asks what’s in my cooking), and there is no way I could eat a whole pie myself without gaining 10 pounds, which is kind of the opposite of what I’m trying to do right now. After seeing a recipe for a frozen pumpkin pie, I decided that’s what I would make. With a few twists, of course. [wink!] Continue reading ‘Praline Pecan Pretzel Pumpkin Pie’

Autumn Beer Bread

autumn beer bread

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Presto Pesto

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Pizza Pie

pizza pie

I love pie. I love contests. I’m not entirely sure where I found out about You Want Pies With That, a monthly pie-making contest, but I immediately resolved to participate, because if there’s one thing my life needs, it’s the guarantee of pie once every 30 days. Continue reading ‘Pizza Pie’

English Muffins


Our friends Chris and Kristen gave us a lovely little jar of homemade Rainier cherry jam. Since so much effort went into making the jam, I didn’t want to spread it on commercially-baked goods. But what to make? I saw this post at A Tiger in the Kitchen and was overcome with the urge to make English Muffins. Cheryl used a recipe from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, but it called for buttermilk; I feel comfortable substituting soymilk for regular milk and non-hydrogenized margarine for butter, but buttermilk is an enigma to me. So, I veganized a recipe that I found at Foodista. Continue reading ‘English Muffins’

Cherry Cobbler


Cherries are in season right now, and cherry cobbler is excellent dessert to showcase their flavor. It can be a pain to pit all of the cherries, but it’s certainly worth it. Serve plain or a la mode. Continue reading ‘Cherry Cobbler’