Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Blondies

I did an inventory of my cupboards yesterday, and decided that the half bag of butterscotch chips would be perfect for a pan of blondies.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Since we’ve been hanging around the old homestead so much these days, we’re looking to be productive – we made muffins with the spotted bananas in the fruit bowl that no one wants to eat. It lessens the guilt for … Continue reading

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Pantry Meals – Gas House Eggs

Have you been to the supermarket lately and the bread section was completely wiped out? I have, and it’s no big deal when you can make this no-knead loaf of bread in a few hours start to finish. It’s a … Continue reading

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Pantry Meals

I’ve noticed a lot of “pantry meals” talked about on the internet due to the Coronavirus. Here in Philly, a lot of restaurants have closed – and only the ones who have take-out licenses can remain open for business. So … Continue reading

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Banana Carrot Cake

While hanging around the old homestead, I made some cake. Because we had some overripe bananas on the kitchen table, a stray carrot in the fridge, and I needed something to keep myself busy. Be safe everyone, and check in … Continue reading

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Impossible Chicken Pie

Impossible pies are aptly named because they miraculously make their own crust while baking. They were a popular food fad during the 1970s, when Bisquick printed a recipe for Coconut Impossible Pie on the back of their boxes. That was … Continue reading

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French Apple Cake

I’ll admit, I have a thing for apple cakes – because you don’t have to frost them, and they can be dessert or a companion with your morning coffee. Yep, they’re flexible like that. There’s not a whole lot of … Continue reading

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Hobo Bread

Hobo bread originally was a simple bread made without eggs, baked over a campfire in a tin can. Since beans were a staple of most hobos during the Depression, it made sense that they reused the empty cans for heating … Continue reading

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No-Knead Peasant Bread

Sometimes making no-knead bread is a commitment. You have to plan a day ahead because of the 12 to 18 hour rise time. This peasant bread, start to finish, takes about 2 hours – and makes a magnificent loaf. You … Continue reading

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Pineapple Banana Muffins

I’m always looking for a way to repurpose the overripe bananas in my fruit bowl. While we love my mom’s banana bread – this recipe adds pineapple tidbits for a tropical twist. I have a feeling that Jack Lord would … Continue reading

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