My electric oven exploded in a shower of sparks the day before Easter. But unlike Jesus, it didn’t rise again.
It was quite spectacular. I had just broiled a burger and sweet potato fries for dinner, and thought I’d just, you know, lower the heat about 150F and then pop in the carrot cake I had promised to bring to Easter dinner at the farm.
But alas, that’s when the heating element in the bottom of the oven ‘sploded. I admit I watched for a bit as the element, having been in contact with the ill-fitting drip pan for far, far too long, spat out sparks and charred stuff then (after I finally shut the door) burned itself out. When I opened the door again, the element had melted in two places and I had a half-baked cake. At 11 at night and church at 7 the next morning. Yikes. Continue reading
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Christmas was a roaring success! My sister and I did not fight, I was tired and stressed but kept the cracks from showing, everyone loved their gifts (yay!) and I learned some very valuable lessons. And a really good recipe! Continue reading
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Tagged cake, Cassata alla Siciliana, cookbook, dessert, difficult recipe, holiday dessert, Italian cuisine, Italian food, overnight recipe, riccotta, Time Life cookbooks, zuccata