Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

One Bowl Apple Cake

Who says you don’t have time to bake? One bowl, one pan, twenty minutes – that’s about all it takes to whip up this apple cake. Plus, clean up’s a breeze! Given the sudden drop in temperature, this apple cake … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Joe’s boss hit the big five – oh, and the occasion called for a cake. It had to be special (obviously), survive temperatures in the 90s, and persevere through a subway and trolley ride – meaning, no three layer cake … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Skillet Calzone

After a week of brutal temperatures, when all I felt like making for dinner were popsicles – the weather finally broke, and we had a cool, rainy day. I whipped up a batch of pizza dough and made this calzone, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Lattice Pie

I labored over a pie for Labor Day! Because it’s a holiday, and because we’re about to bid adieu to the gorgeous, locally grown strawberries in the market. Hard to imagine another summer is drawing to a close, but I … Continue reading

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Southwest Coleslaw

As summer draws to a close, be the person who brings the interesting side dish to the Labor Day BBQ. This store bought coleslaw mix is jazzed up with the addition of cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, bell peppers, chick peas, … Continue reading

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Peach Blueberry Cake

Summer is winding down, and I feel a need to make all of my favorite peach and blueberries recipes while the produce is still available. This cake is what I refer to as a “one pan wonder” – a single … Continue reading

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Blueberries

One of my favorite things about summer besides swimming, are blueberries! I love baking with them, stirring them into yogurt for breakfast, or eating them as is. The market is now loaded with locally grown berries, and there is nothing … Continue reading

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Peach Crumb Tart

I bought big, fat Jersey peaches on Sunday morning with no particular game plan for them. On Tuesday morning they were ripe, and while I toyed with the idea of using them in a fruit salad for lunch – I … Continue reading

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Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

It’s that time of year, when tomatoes are at their best, and this dish is a wonderful partner for grilled chicken or fish. Short-grained rice cooked in fresh tomato puree with basil, topped with breadcrumbs and baked. The perfect recipe … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mango Raspberry Tart

On Wednesday, our friend Dan had what he calls a “zero” birthday – put any number in front of it, and you’re in a new decade. But it’s all good, Dan’s retired, traveling, and taking some damn fine photographs! I … Continue reading

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Blackened Fish Tacos

So, I made my own tortillas – I know it sounds crazy, but it was actually pretty easy and tasty! For these fish tacos, mild cod is spiced up with cajun seasoning, paired with avocado, tartar sauce, and shredded cabbage … Continue reading

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Baked Cod with Lemon Butter

We’ve been spending a lot of time at the pool on weekends, so dinner has to be something that can be thrown together quickly. Oven roasted new potatoes, corn on the cob, and lemon butter baked cod – a dish … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Peach Blueberry Pie

One of the best things about summer are the fruits to make pies with. I love peach pie, and the addition of blueberries, makes it even better! 

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Sponge Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Last night we celebrated my neighbor Jeanette’s 88th year on this planet. I made this cake, we had coffee, and she chuckled at the birthday card we gave her. Happy birthday to one of my favorite people on the block! 

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