Category Archives: Baking with fruit

Applesauce in the Oven

When your apples are too far gone for pie, make applesauce. And when you are too lazy to make applesauce, make oven applesauce. I did see that the Barefoot Contessa had a recipe for applesauce in the oven, but I … Continue reading

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Round Pie in a Square Pan

Am I stuck lately? Sure. Stuck on pie. Stuck on my two rewrites. In an uncomfortable rut in my life? Unable to cobble together enough to pay my mortgage? All of the above. I have been revising my Middle Grade … Continue reading

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Characters and Cupcakes

Our next door neighbor turned 93 this week so of course we baked banana cupcakes with googly eyes. The recipe was a riff on my banana layer cake recipe but I am incapable of making the same thing twice, apparently, … Continue reading

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Nephew Muffins

What do you do with a nephew who is allergic to nuts suddenly in his teenaged years? You can’t return them for cash at that point — the warranty has expired. I have tried adding millet before to muffins when … Continue reading

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Dried Berry Drop Scones

These scones are so easy — and a shameless variation on my stone fruit scones — that I’m tempted to skip writing about them. Except I haven’t blogged in over a month and the lack of baking and writing was … Continue reading

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Banana Layer Cake to Portland — Script to LA

Heading to LA so it’s time to pull out the tooth-whitening kit and finish my script (yikes!). Both are painful but only the tooth kit will leave lingering sensitivity. I hope. I don’t hate LA, in fact, I like it. … Continue reading

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Haman’s Ears: A Purim Pastry

Yes — I know that Hammantaschen — or Hamantash, hamentasch, homentash, homentasch, or even (h)umentash — cookies might be named after Haman’s pockets or his three-cornered hat (the explanation I was taught as a child), but I prefer to believe … Continue reading

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