Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Orecchiette w/ Broccoli Rabe & Goat Cheese

The name orecchiette comes from the Italian orecchia meaning ‘ear’, and –etta, meaning ‘small’. I like to think of them as miniature bowls that hold the creamy goat cheese and garlicky broccoli rabe in this dish.Rave reviews for this dinner … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken Casserole

Leftover chicken + egg noodles = comfort food on the fly! It took me fifteen minutes to put this together, twenty in the oven, and dinner was served. While it’s baking, toss a salad to serve on the side. Quick … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, these molasses cookies are the cookies to have next to you when you’re camped out on the sofa watching old movies. These cookies are soft, the texture is more cake-like than a crisp cookie. They’re … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Cake

Despite its name, no hummingbirds were harmed in the making of this cake! A Hummingbird cake is a classic Southern cake recipe with bananas and crushed pineapple, topped with a cream cheese frosting. It got rave reviews at our house … Continue reading

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Tomato Gravy with Onion & Butter

This recipe originated with Marcella Hazan, I’ve been reading about it on various food blogs for years. All you need are three ingredients, a can of San Marzano tomatoes, an onion, and butter to make an amazing gravy. Simmer time … Continue reading

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Tortellini

The fellas went to the movies on Saturday, which I took as a perfect opportunity to make tortellini. I have to say, it was a labor intensive process, but at the end of the afternoon, I had a nice sized … Continue reading

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Chocolate Banana Bread

Overripe bananas + freezing temperatures = baking something to keep warm! It was chilly last week, with the thermometer dipping into single digits for a couple of days. The cat abandoned his favorite napping spot on the sofa in favor … Continue reading

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No-Knead Everything Bread

An everything bagel is a bagel that’s topped with poppy seeds, onion flakes, toasted sesame seeds, garlic powder, and kosher salt. This no-knead bread is similar, but the seasoning mix is incorporated into the dough, as well as sprinkled on … Continue reading

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Rustic Chicken Stew

There’s nothing better on a cold night than this hearty chicken stew with beans, veggies, and pasta. When the temperatures drop, I want to cook everything – pot roast, bread, and this stew – in my Dutch oven. This comfort … Continue reading

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Pane Bianco

I usually post “Lovin’ from the Oven” on Mondays – but I decided to put this up today because we’re about to have snow/rain/below freezing temperatures around these parts. I figured anyone homebound looking for something to do may want … Continue reading

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