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You probably don't think about parsnips when you first see this cake. But the sweet, nutty flavor of the vegetable shines through. Photo by Sue Doeden

Here comes the sun: You'll never guess what's in this luscious cake

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When you live in the Midwest, March is never an easy month to handle. In more ways than one. As I sit in my office writing this on a March afternoon, I watch the snow swirl outside my window, a late winter blizzard showing off its stuff. Just a few days ago, I was wearing sunglasses and a sweatshirt outside. Deer, hungry for some fresh greens, were nibbling on some grass peeking out from areas along the river bank where snow had melted.


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