Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

This is the cake I made for Joe’s birthday. It’s a rich chocolate cake with a cream filling, covered with chocolate ganache. This recipe is going into the permanent birthday cake collection – it was delicious!

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Brussel Sprouts & Butternut Squash

For me, the best part about Thanksgiving is having leftovers for days! Reheat and eat! This Thanksgiving, we had a crazy amount of side dishes – this combo of brussel sprouts and butternut squash was my favorite. Tossed in bacon … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Now that winter is approaching, Sundays are generally soup and sandwich nights. It’s easy, it’s comfort food, and there’s enough leftover for lunches the next day. This is a very basic recipe for chicken soup – chicken, carrots and celery. … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven Beef Stew

Stews are great when the weather turns chilly. Don’t be put off by the fact that this beef stew takes five hours in the oven, it makes the stewing beef fork tender and flavorful. A good rainy day, stay at … Continue reading

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Gooey Chocolate Cake

At the last minute, I threw this cake together to go with our anniversary dinner. Not much to look at, but it got rave reviews from the fellas. It’s a cheat, you start with a box cake mix, then add … Continue reading

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Apple Raisin Braided Bread

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’ve been baking again. Braided breads are always fun to make, on Sunday I combined apples and raisins into this marvelous, sturdy dough –  baked in a cast iron skillet. When cool, I … Continue reading

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Italian Cream Cheese Cake

This cake is marvelous – it’s made with lots of eggs, buttermilk, and coconut, with a cream cheese frosting! It’s light, moist, and made for a perfect birthday cake.

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Pineapple Muffins

Pineapple muffins are sweet and moist – they’re made with crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and sour cream. These muffins make a great addition to a lunch box and pair well with a cup of coffee in the morning.

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Baked Apples

Baked apples are making a comeback! Actually, I’m not sure they ever went away, but they seemed to have fallen out of vogue with the popularity of galettes and hand pies. The beauty of baked apples is how easy they … Continue reading

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

We got a new washer and dryer delivered on Saturday which actually fit through our very narrow doorway. Of course, we had to take off the storm door, the front door, the vestibule door, and the basement door to do … Continue reading

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