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Happy Birthday, My Beloved Toby!

Yesterday was Toby's birthday. I won't say which one, but it was a beautiful day for it. After Divine Liturgy, we came home and I started on his cake. This year, he requested a Sweet Potato Cake. A YouTube cooking channel we happened upon some time ago had a recipe, but I thought it might be too dense for what I wanted for a birthday cake. I took to Googling and found a recipe that seemed like it would both have the texture I wanted and convert readily to a gluten free form. Fortunately, it did end up being both! It's always a bit daunting to make a cake for the first time and also convert it and also have it be for a special occasion. But I accepted Toby's challenging request and got right on it.  I used this  recipe  and must also admit I know nothing about this food blog. I do far less reading of food blogs these days. I'm grounded in what I need to do for my own health and gluten free is no longer a mystery to me (thank goodness). Although, not at all gluten fr

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