Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

A French Girl Makes Manicotti

A week before Christmas, our neighbor Arlene gifts us with these magnificent oblong pillows stuffed with cheese, and individually rolled up in wax paper. They’re stored in the freezer, along with a loaf of Sarcone’s bread – awaiting a night … Continue reading

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Carrot Raisin Bread

I adore this bread – it’s sweet, but not too sweet. Perfect with coffee in the morning, flecked with shredded carrots and dotted with raisins. It makes getting out of bed on these last cold days of winter bearable!

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It’s Pi Day!

It’s National Pi Day, and to celebrate – I made French apple hand pies! For those who are unfamiliar, French apple pie is a combination of apples and raisins, with a glaze on top. These tiny pies can be eaten … Continue reading

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Italian Pear Cake

We were spoiled by spring-like days of temperatures in the mid-sixties, until the thermometer dropped thirty degrees. I took that as a sign to turn on the oven and bake something! I had a couple of stray pears in the … Continue reading

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Orange Dreamsicle Cake

My boy is a year older, and a shoe size bigger – and that calls for a special cake! Orange cake with an orange cream filling, and topped with a cream cheese frosting. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, because it’s … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese Apple Cake

This apple cake certainly isn’t much to look at, but in the taste department, it’s Miss Universe! It’s studded with apples with a fine crumb, moist – thanks to the cream cheese, crowned with the perfect amount of brown sugar and … Continue reading

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Coconut Cream Pie

I wanted to make dessert for Valentine’s Day dinner last night. Being short on time, I skipped the traditional pie crust for a store bought graham cracker crust, and frozen whipped topping instead of whipping heavy cream. Despite the shortcuts, … Continue reading

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I can’t think of a better way to say “I dig you”, than baking a batch of these big, soft, chocolate chip cherry cookies for your significant other. No significant other? No problem! … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Sunday is kind of a “get ready for the upcoming week” day. There’s grocery shopping, laundry, and baking something in case someone lingers in bed a little too long to have a proper breakfast. The addition of buttermilk along with the … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan and Polenta

Polenta and eggplant parmesan is cold weather comfort food at it’s finest. Creamy polenta paired with meaty eggplant topped with a spicy tomato gravy and mozzarella – it’s good stuff! Any leftover eggplant can be layered in a small baking … Continue reading

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Apple-Pear Braided Bread

Making braided breads is my Sunday morning hobby. Mix up the dough, drink coffee and catch up on the news while waiting for the it to rise. By the time the caffeine has kicked in, it’s assembly time, 30 minutes later there’s a fruit … Continue reading

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Apple Bars

These are more like bars than a cake, they’re dense and chewy. Almost like an apple blondie, they’re sturdy – perfect for packing in a lunch box. 

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi was on the menu for New Year’s Eve. It had been a busy day, and I wanted to make something that was special and out of the ordinary, but easy. This fit the bill. In the time it takes to cook … Continue reading

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Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Coffee and chocolate – one of my favorite combos! This shortbread gets tastier with age, and makes an unexpected addition to a holiday cookie box. This is a great do-ahead cookie dough to make, since it’s rolled out inside of … Continue reading

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