Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Quinoa and Roasted Vegetables

In an attempt to eat healthier/undo damage from the holidays/take something other than a ham sandwich to work when you’re brown bagging it – I give you quinoa and roasted vegetables! The great thing is that you can do different … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Elvis!

Today would have been The King’s 83rd birthday, and since the Boy is a huge fan – we thought we’d celebrate with a little chocolate cake! Sure, I could have made a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, or the … Continue reading

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Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits

I try to find interesting ways of repurposing our leftover turkey and a pot pie is just the ticket! Except for the buttermilk, most of the ingredients in this dish are things you tend to have on hand after a … Continue reading

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Easy Vinaigrette

After the hunks of holiday pie, and mountains of mashed potatoes with gravy – we try to reverse the damage with salads. I’ve been packing salad for Joe to take to work, tossing in various vegetables, olives, and cheese leftover … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Mary Bailey probably didn’t serve this pie to George on Christmas Eve, but I’ll bet she would have if she had the recipe! Sure, it’s not a traditional holiday pie like pumpkin, pecan, or apple – but since the boy … Continue reading

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Coconut Macaroons

This is the cookie for coconut lovers, toasty on the outside, chewy on the inside, and so easy to make. You can dip them in melted chocolate like a Mounds bar – but I prefer them as is. Your call. 

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Cannoli Cookies

I spent a big chunk of time baking yesterday. The great part about stockpiling cookie dough in the freezer, when you’re ready for a bake-a-thon – you can produce four or five different cookies without having to attend a cookie … Continue reading

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Raspberry Bow Tie Cookies

I’ve been wanting to make a filled cookie, and I consider these jewels of the tins! An easy five ingredient dough, filled with raspberry jam, and dusted with confectioner’s sugar. They’re fun to make, and a nice addition to your … Continue reading

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Pizza Bread

The holidays will be here before you know it. If you’re having people over, and want to impress – make this bread. It’s easy, requires no fancy equipment but a spoon, and it’s GOOD! Serve it with a dish of … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Wedding Cake

Just when we’re pied out from Thanksgiving, Joe’s birthday rolls around and it’s time for cake! This Hawaiian Wedding cake is named for the addition of crushed pineapple and coconut, and it’s delicious! It could also be baked as muffins … Continue reading

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Pear Cranberry Pie

Here’s wishing everyone a warm, safe, and happy holiday! 

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Apple Cranberry Tart

We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving – this is the first of three pies/tarts that we’re making for the big day. This tart is composed of a homemade applesauce, fanned Granny Smith apples and cranberries, topped off with cinnamon sugar. Turkey … Continue reading

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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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