September 16th, 2014

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Happy Birthday to me: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake and Coke

Also posted at Food For Thought
So I just had a birthday and while I love dessert; a birthday is just more special. I have never liked the idea of just doing some generic dessert whether it is for my own birthday or someone else in my life. I always want to make something I, either, know they will love or something completely new; and hopefully fantastic.

Typically, I do not bake my own birthday cake but in my immediate family (mom, siblings and nieces) we get to choose what dessert we want and the others figure it out. I really wanted something different and it got down to the wire so my sister and I did the baking.

The things is, I’ve always wanted to try a Coca Cola cake but never put any effort into it. And since we were down to the wire with this, I didn’t want to experiment too much. So I took a recipe I know I love and made a substitution. So here we go:

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106: "The Garrison Commander" Discussion Post

As always, all book talk that doesn't pertain to the episodes we've seen is a SPOILER. Please use the SPOILER cut below.


Quick Recap:
Claire covers for the MacKenzies but ends up going with Lt. Jeremy to meet the Garrison Commander. After arriving, Claire has dinner with Lord Thomas and charms him into helping her. Things are going well until Black Jack Randall appears and throws Claire off balance enough to show how sympatheic she is to the Scots. Before long Claire is alone with Randall and finds herself unable to convince him of anything she tells him. Randall reveals his dark side while recounting the tale of flogging Jamie but only shows his true colors when, instead of helping Claire, he attacks her physically. Dougal's assistance prevents Claire from being seriously injured but the only way to protect her further is to make her a Scot by marriage. Claire isn't happy with these turn of events but doesn't want to go anywhere near Black Jack Randall again and so contemplates marriage to Jamie.
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