Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Tomato Corn Pie

It’s peak season for corn and tomatoes right now, and this is a terrific savory pie. I’m always looking for meatless dinner options and this is the ticket!

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Corn Fritters

There’s always that cob or two of corn leftover in the fridge from the weekend. It’s not enough to reheat and re-serve as a vegetable, but I hate wasting food. Two words – corn fritters. A couple of eggs, a … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Potato salad is a summertime comfort food. The beauty of it is that it can be made in advance, then served with everything from burgers, ribs, and chicken. Joe eats the leftovers on saltines, a taste sensation he picked up … Continue reading

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Simple Cheesecake

I made a cheesecake for the July 4th holiday. Not exactly summer fare, but I figured if I served it with some fresh fruit I could get away with it. Because sometimes you just need a little cheesecake! This is … Continue reading

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Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake

I’m always looking for ways of using leftover chicken. What’s wonderful about this dish     with the exception of the chicken and cheese, all of the other ingredients – corn, Rotel tomatoes, black beans, enchilada sauce – can be … Continue reading

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Peach Strawberry Pie

Since summer fruit is in it’s prime right now, it was the perfect time to make a pie for our Father’s Day dinner. The strawberries and peaches compliment each other, making it a magnificent ending to celebrating the best dad … Continue reading

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Pandemic 90th Birthday Party

Covid-19 be damned – you only turn 90 once, and we were going to celebrate Jeanette’s birthday come hell or high water! The neighbors social distanced in their backyards, and two cakes and ice cream were served. Happy birthday Jeanette!

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Blueberry Crostata

The pint containers of fat blueberries in the market were just too good to pass up. I bought three – one to eat after lunch, and two to make a crostata. Crostata is sort of a lazy man’s pie – … Continue reading

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Oven Baked Barbecue Pork Ribs

Growing up in New England, ribs were never a part of our cook-out fare. Trips to the beach yielded lobster and buckets of steamers, backyard parties were hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken, but never ribs. Fast forward to adulthood, I have … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cake

The strawberries at the market this weekend were gorgeous. I initially thought of baking a pie to follow our burgers and ribs – however, being short on time to make and chill pie dough, I decided on a cake instead. This … Continue reading

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