Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Home Fries

If making home fries in the morning seems daunting, you can make them ahead of time and reheat while you’re frying the eggs! I made a double batch that I served with steak, then reheated the leftovers for brunch the … Continue reading

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Lemon Tart

I love lemons. When I was a teen, I spritzed myself with Love’s Fresh Lemon Body Mist and shampooed my hair with Lemon Up shampoo. Aah, Lemon Up shampoo – the yellow bottle with the plastic lemon cap! It’s still … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

The strawberries in the market on Saturday were too gorgeous to resist. I bought two quarts – one for eating, and one for dessert. A tart shell, brushed with melted dark chocolate, with a sweetened cream cheese filling, and crowned … Continue reading

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Cornflake Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are no bake, take less than 15 minutes to throw together, and they are delicious! It sounds like a recipe taken from Family Circle magazine circa 1958, on the same page as the hot dog casserole and a … Continue reading

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Roasted Baby Bok Choy

I found these beautiful bunches of baby bok choy on my Saturday morning shopping trip, and scooped them up for dinner. I usually sauté bok choy, but I decided the easiest way to prepare it would be a drizzle of … Continue reading

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Broccoli Rabe Pasta Bake

I wanted to make something different to go with the chicken piccata I was making for dinner, and this baked pasta fits the bill. Pasta, sautéed broccoli rabe, and two cheeses baked in a cast iron pan, and cut into … Continue reading

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Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon desserts always makes me think of spring, and although the temperatures still feel winter-like, there’s always this lovely, citrusy cake. 

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie is a diner classic, and was the decadent finish to our Easter dinner. It’s also very easy to make, a pre-baked crust, chocolate filling made on top of the stove, topped with sweetened whipped cream. Of course, … Continue reading

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Macaroni Salad

It may be wishful thinking on my part, but macaroni salad reminds me of warmer weather, which I’ve been longing for during these 40º days. Takes no time to whip up a batch, and is a perfect accompaniment for burgers … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

We’re back after technical difficulties. Our internet went down on Sunday morning and thanks to Marko – a technician with Verizon who braved the snow and our curious cat, got us back up and running! To celebrate our new box … Continue reading

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Corn Custard Casserole

I’m thinking this could be the beginning of a series, “In the Kitchen with Lloyd”, because I’m a firm believer that if you eat – you should know how to cook. On Saturday, he made this side dish to accompany … Continue reading

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Tortellini with Pesto Cream Sauce

It’s been a wallop of a week heading into March – it was snowing sideways on Friday, with winds that were powerful enough to take down trees in our neighborhood. While we enjoyed some mild weather in February, it’s back … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake

We celebrated The Boy’s birthday with pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, Lay’s Wavy chips, and finished it off with a chocolate peanut butter mousse cake. Recipe behind the cut.

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Rustic Apple Tart

A bag of apples, and the desire to make a little something sweet for dessert over the weekend, resulted in this rustic apple tart. It took roughly a half hour to assemble, an hour in the oven, and was heavenly … Continue reading

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