Carrot cake

I wanted to find a new dessert to celebrate Easter, and carrot cake was a frequenter of many Easter dessert lists I came across, thematic I suppose because bunnies > carrots. I’d always enjoyed carrot cake and thought it high time I try my hand at it.

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Peanut butter chocolate chip muffins

A collection of labs at UTM hold a weekly Thursday social–just an opportunity to have a few afternoon snacks and chat. In the past, I’ve brought pie and various other types of desserts, but it had been awhile since I’d baked for it. I was feeling remiss, though lazy and didn’t want to shop for…

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Raspberry crumb pie

Our lab manager, Lisa, is a big fan of raspberry pie, and so for her birthday, I couldn’t imagine bringing anything else. Since I’d made a straight raspberry pie relatively recently for the lab, I wanted to find a variation. Enter: raspberry crumble.

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Raspberry pie

Anyone who knows me knows I love all things pie, so I’m always curious what people’s favourite pie flavours are. Lunchtime discussions with Lisa, our lab manager, determined hers to be raspberry, which (for some strange reason) I’d never tried. I can’t say I’d ever even heard of raspberry pie, as it seems to play second…

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Blueberry pie with thyme and goat cheese

One of the perils of living alone is the tendency to avoid dessert-making. It’s an understandable avoidance (eating an entire cake by oneself seems a trifle extravagant and would likely have regrettable consequences on the waistline). However, my love for pie overcame any reservations I may have had about solo pie consumption. I came across…

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Pear pie with Gruyère crust

To celebrate finishing my PhD, I threw a defense party at our local bar (co-hosted by my friend and fellow recent defendee Angela Fink) and brought a bunch of pies. I wanted to try something new and was inspired by a show I love, Pushing Daisies, where one of the main characters is a pie-maker. Several interesting…

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Cranberry custard pie

Thanksgiving is always a great opportunity to try out new recipes, and this year was no exception. I like the seeming simplicity of this recipe (relatively few ingredients and minimal prep work), plus a cranberry pie is certainly not commonplace, so it gets points for originality.

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Iced sugar cookies

I’m actually not a huge fan of sugar cookies, but when I ran across these Elizabeth Bennet/Mr. Darcy cookie cutters, I just couldn’t resist. I first made this recipe at Christmas for our holiday party, and they seemed to be a big hit (for those who enjoy iced sugar cookies), so I figured I’d give…

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