Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Breakfast Apple Cake

If you’re having overnight guests this Thanksgiving, this apple cake and coffee would be lovely in the morning. It’s baked in a cast iron skillet, a simple batter that needs no fancy equipment other than a wooden spoon. Top with … Continue reading

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Pull – Apart Garlic Bread

The temperatures dropped into the 30s on Saturday, which is usually when I take on a baking project. Any excuse to turn on the oven! This pull-apart garlic bread is delicious and went splendidly with the manicotti I had been … Continue reading

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Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy

My mom used to make this – comfort food at it’s best, and so easy! Take a bottom round roast, place it on a sheet of foil, top with cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix, seal up the … Continue reading

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Beef and Broccoli

This is a quick dinner to throw together, fits the bill on weeknights, and the fellas love, love, love it! 

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Banana Bread Crumb Cake

Due to an excessive amount of “senior” bananas in the fruit bowl, I made this Banana Bread Crumb Cake. Makes getting out of bed on a Monday morning a little easier! 

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Pappardelle with Butternut Squash and Arugula

This is the perfect fall dish – pappardelle tossed with roasted butternut squash, walnuts, and baby arugula in a brown butter sauce. I made my pasta, but you can buy sheets of fresh pasta in your local specialty store and … Continue reading

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Italian Love Cake

This cake is a total cheat – it’s made with chocolate cake mix, Cool Whip, and pudding mix.  Cake batter is poured into a baking dish, and topped with a ricotta cheese mixture – the layers will switch during the … Continue reading

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Marbled Banana Bread

A banana bread, swirled with a chocolate batter and chocolate chips. Needless to say, it was a huge hit at our house! 

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Lemon Raspberry Cake

I made this cake for a dear friend’s birthday. A lemon raspberry cake topped with a cream cheese icing with lemon zest. This cake is light, refreshing, studded with raspberries – because everyone loves a cake with raspberry preserves! 

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Chicken Cakes

I always say, if you’re going to roast one chicken, you may as well roast two. That way, you can throw together a stir fry, enchiladas, or these chicken cakes on the fly. I made it even easier on myself … Continue reading

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Pear Custard Cake

You gotta love a cake where you toss pears into a pan, and combine the remaining ingredients into a blender! So easy for such an elegant and delicious result. 

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Hermit Cookies

Hermits are a classic New England treat – I grew up eating these in bar form, but this cookie version is just as good. Hermits are soft, spicy, studded with raisins, and delicious!

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Peach Crumb Pie

Summer is coming to a close, and I needed to bake one last peach pie before my beloved peaches go out of season. The city pools are closed, we’re shopping for back to school supplies – is it me or … Continue reading

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Italian Orzo Salad

I’ve made lots of potato salad and coleslaw this summer – I needed to break out of my food rut. So here’s Italian Orzo Salad, pasta, greens, beans, and sun-dried tomatoes – a perfect partner to grilled chicken or fish. 

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