Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

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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M&M Bars

  I’m in a baking frenzy right now – but I thought I’d throw this up because when pressed for time – these bar cookies are fabulous! Easy to throw together, they travel well, and who on the planet doesn’t … Continue reading

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Cranberry Bread

This is a beautiful holiday bread. Wrapped in a tea towel it would make a lovely gift for a teacher or neighbor. 

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Cranberry Cake

This is the cake I made for Joe’s birthday. It starts with a box mix – but once you add milk, extra eggs, sour cream, orange zest, and chopped cranberries – you could win over any gourmand. This cake would be a … Continue reading

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Turkey Soup

The great thing about roasting a turkey are the leftovers. In our house, after the open face sandwiches, crêpes, and a pan of tetrazzini, there’s soup! Nothing’s better on a chilly Sunday afternoon than the smell of a simmering pot of … Continue reading

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Cranberry Cheesecake Tart

Thanksgiving is almost here, and my annual quandary of “What shall I make for dessert?” has been settled with this beautiful tart. 

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Pumpkin Swirl Muffins

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and since my family aren’t big pumpkin pie fans – we do like pumpkin breads and muffins. This recipe combines my love of pumpkin muffins and cream cheese – because everything is … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Oat Bread

What’s great about this bread is it’s not too sweet. It’s the perfect bread for breakfast, plain or with a swipe of cream cheese or peanut butter on top. Skip the pumpkin spiced latte, and make this instead! 

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

It was cold and rainy on Saturday, and there’s no better excuse to turn on the oven and bake. If you have two lonely Granny Smith apples in your fruit bowl, you too could make this lovely loaf of apple … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Baby Kale

It’s soup season, and there’s nothing better than having an enormous bowl of soup in the fridge. Take it to work for lunch, freeze some, make some yeast rolls and you’ve got dinner! (If baby kale isn’t available, you can … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Zucchini Cake

Zucchini and pumpkin added to this cake make it magnificently moist. It was such a big hit – it’s now a contender for Thanksgiving! 

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