Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Blueberry Buckle

This is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast cake – not too sweet, and loaded with New Jersey blueberries. It’s a quick cake to throw together, and feeds a crowd of 8 to 10. 

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Peach Blueberry Tart

It’s peach season, and this easy, single crust tart is the perfect way to showcase these beauties! Even easier, is a method of dropping ripe peaches in boiling water for a few seconds, then to an ice bath, and their … Continue reading

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Baby Back Ribs

The Boy is all about eating meat off of bones – he is a true carnivore who loves chicken wings and turkey legs. So when I was planning my menu for the fourth, I decided on baby back ribs with … Continue reading

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Marinated Celery and Avocado Salad

This is a nice, light salad for a hot summer night that goes well with burgers or grilled chicken. Just three ingredients tossed with oil and fresh lemon juice and seasoned with salt and pepper – this salad will be … Continue reading

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Strawberries & Ladyfingers

The strawberries on 9th Street were gorgeous over the weekend, I decided that strawberry shortcake would be on the menu for our Father’s Day dinner. I didn’t want to make biscuits or sponge cake – I wanted to try something … Continue reading

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No-Knead Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I made this loaf for my friend Bebe, who loves raisin bread. I’ve never seen a no-knead recipe that used milk as an ingredient – so I thought I’d give it a shot. It was a success! 

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Fettuccine with Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

It’s been a while since I’ve made pasta with my Imperia pasta maker. I call it a pasta maker rather than a machine because it’s powered by a hand crank. It’s a real workout-skip-the-gym thing. Anyway, paired with thin spring asparagus, … Continue reading

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Cherry Berry Galette

It was a pretty laid back weekend – a trip to the market, the fellas went to the movies, and a cook out was in the works for Monday. The cook out looked iffy, the sun was a no show and there … Continue reading

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Potatoes O’Brien

Potatoes O’Brien are potatoes, pan fried with red and green peppers, onion, and garlic. This dish is said to have been invented in the early 1900s, with a dispute that the recipe originated at Boston restaurant Jerome’s or possibly Jack’s in Manhattan. It is thought to be … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Syrup

I made a rhubarb pie, cut up enough to freeze for a future pie, and made syrup! I used one part syrup to five parts seltzer, although it would be good in lemonade or with champagne.  Recipe under the cut.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

On Saturday morning, the vendors on 9th Street had 2 pound boxes of gorgeous strawberries for $1.50. Which made me peckish for strawberry rhubarb pie – problem was, no one had rhubarb. Then I got the bright idea of hitting up Anastasio’s … Continue reading

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Sautéed Dandelion Greens

The boy and I were on our usual Saturday jaunt on 9th Street to shop for dinner and pick up lunch at Lorenzo’s. We were on the lookout for asparagus, when we stopped at Pat and Larry’s stand. They had … Continue reading

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Cherry Tomato Tart

What I love about shopping on 9th Street is that you never know what you’re going to find on the stands – boxes of baby arugula, two red peppers for a dollar, or cauliflower in a hue that would make Prince … Continue reading

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French Strawberry Cake

9th Street had gorgeous boxes of strawberries on Saturday, I picked up two, one would be macerated for brunch, and the other for this cake. I’m a big fan of “one pan wonder” cakes – this one is light, custardy in the … Continue reading

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