Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A cookie jar classic, these chocolate chip cookies are wonderfully soft and chewy. They’re a favorite in our house!

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Orange Banana Muffins

I was tidying the kitchen yesterday, when I came across a recipe card from Joe’s Aunt Jean. Guests were asked to share a recipe with me at my bridal shower, and over the years I’ve made almost all of them. … Continue reading

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Apple Walnut Braided Bread

I had some apples leftover from Christmas baking, and thought it would be nice to make a little something sweet to go with coffee at breakfast on New Year’s Day. Braided breads are relatively easy to put together, and you … Continue reading

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It’s All Gravy!

Making gravy for your turkey dinner is simple and a thousand times better than what you can buy in a jar. Using the neck, a part that most people discard – adds flavor to the stock, along with vegetables that … Continue reading

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Vanilla Meringues

Last week, I made espresso meringues, and came to the realization that not everyone is a coffee fan. So, it was back to the KitchenAid stand mixer, this time for a pink tinted, vanilla version to add some color to … Continue reading

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Espresso Meringues

Espresso meringues are relatively simple to make – they’re light and airy, and the combination of coffee and chocolate are delicious. Piped through a star icing tip, these cookies will be the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tins!  

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It’s National Cookie Day!

To celebrate National Cookie Day, I’m posting the links to three of my favorite cookies. I’ll be spending some time in my kitchen this afternoon making a few batches of dough for the freezer to bake later as Christmas approaches. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Such A Bad Cake After All

This is the ugly cake that you dismiss while scoping out the dessert table of the potluck as you’re loading up your Chinete plate with mac and cheese, fried chicken, and coleslaw. By the time you’re done eating, there are … Continue reading

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Banana Muffins

Here’s an easy to make muffin recipe when you’re stuck with a bunch of overripe bananas. It’s a pretty forgiving recipe – I used sour cream in mine, but you can use buttermilk, plain or Greek yogurt. Bake up a … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas will be here before you know it! This is about the time when I start making cookie dough to stash in my freezer to bake later. First up – Peanut Butter Molasses cookies, … Continue reading

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