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Pear and Maple Syrup Cake

I should begin with a caveat: I’m not really one for birthday cakes. Oh, I like eating them alright, but I rarely make the things, for myself or anyone else. I wish I could be like Deb or Dana, both of whom take the birthday cake tradition seriously, whipping up multi-layered, lusciously iced concoctions for their loved ones. Or even like my sister, who made a tasty, if untraditional orange bundt cake for her 30th this year. For heaven’s sake, I don’t even think I’ve ever even made a birthday cake for my boyfriend, though I have produced several batches of much-appreciated birthday brownies. Read more…

My festive side: Maple Roasted Parsnips, Carrots and Shallots

Maple Roasted Parsnips, Carrots and Shallots

Can you believe that Christmas is a mere 15 days away? I’ll admit- despite the passing of time and my best efforts, I’m not feeling all that Christmassy this year. For the first time in my 26 years, I’ll be spending Christmas away from my family, traveling instead to the English coast to be with my boyfriend’s. Though I’m looking forward to experiencing Andrew’s traditions, it does feel a bit anticlimactic to be spending the holiday season in England. Read more…