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  1. Week 19: Pecan Sour Cream Pound Cake

    June 9, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro

    This cake makes for an excellent breakfast… or lunch.. or dinner… or dessert. It’s divine.

    I used this recipe, but took the reviewers’ advice and reduced the sugar to 2.5 cups and increased the baking temp to 325 to shorten the baking time to about an hour. See the recipe at the end of this post for a full summary of my tweaks.  (more…)

  2. Week 11: Low-Cal Carrot Cake

    March 22, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro

    Don’t make this cake. I know it looks good. I’ll explain. I love carrot cake. It’s one of the only non-chocolate cakes that really gets me jazzed. But carrot cake, despite it’s name, is not very healthy. Great carrot cake is loaded with calories, mostly due to the rich cream cheese frosting it’s typically served with. I was hoping to create a lightened up version. I found a recipe on Skinny Taste, which is a fantastic skinny recipe site. I highly recommend her healthy baked chicken nuggets. I once ate a pound in one sitting. (more…)

  3. Week 10: Baileys Irish Cream Cake

    March 15, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro

    It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! I’m not Irish and I don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but I need to declare my disdain for green food coloring. It’s gross. Why do we need to turn everything green to celebrate this holiday, people? Why, when you have fabulously festive recipes like this one(more…)