Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Lemon Sponge Pudding

I’m a huge fan of lemon desserts, and this particular recipe has quite a history. This was known as “lemon delicious pudding” and became popular in America in the late 19th century. It was published in a cook book by … Continue reading

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Chopped Summer Salad

Last week, we had quite a few days of 90+ degree days around these parts. When the weather fills you with dread about making dinner, this chopped salad is a lifesaver. Mine had imported tuna in olive oil and garbanzo … Continue reading

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Garlic Beef and Vegetable Ramen

Ramen noodles are a handy item to keep in your pantry. You can usually score them three for a buck at the grocery store, and if you toss the seasoning packets – you’ve got noodles that cook in about three … Continue reading

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Ricotta Gnocchi

It’s the end of June (where did the month go?), and the temperatures are beginning to rise. That said, it’s nice to have gnocchi which cooks in 60 seconds, and with a quick toss in a pan of your sauce … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

These are my new favorite chocolate chip cookies, they are soft and oh so good! The secret ingredient is a package of dry pudding mix, who knew? Also, I used mini chocolate chips because it’s all I had on hand, … Continue reading

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Peach Raspberry Tart

Saturday’s trip to the market yielded three pounds of small, ripe peaches – perfect for the tart I’ve been wanting to make. I also spied gorgeous half pints of raspberries, which I picked up to top off my tart. It … Continue reading

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Monterey Chicken Casserole

I love a good casserole, and I’m always looking for ways of using up leftover chicken. This is easy – cook some spaghetti, then toss it in a large bowl with cheese, sour cream, and spinach and bake it in … Continue reading

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Beef Stew

Sometimes you just want to throw a bunch of ingredients into a Dutch oven, stick it in the oven and forget about it! That was me on Saturday – I was in the mood for comfort food, and I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

This was our simple Mother’s Day dessert, one loaf shared with a neighbor. Moist, studded with blueberries and zucchini with a sweet glaze – it’s great with a cup of coffee in the morning or al a mode after dinner.

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Pear Crumb Muffins

I bought a ripe basket of pears over the weekend, and decided to use some of them to make ¬†muffins. These muffins are made with chunks of pears with a crumb topping, and are a great alternative in the morning … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

These bars are easy and quick to put together. They’re made of ingredients you have in your cupboard, and the fellas gave them the thumbs up! Perfect for packing in lunch boxes.

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Chicken Lo Mein

I’m always looking for ways to use up leftover roast chicken, and this was a huge hit with The Boy! Pasta, chicken, and heavy on the vegetables – I used red peppers, mushrooms, and snap peas – but you could … Continue reading

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Cannoli Cake

This is an easy, no bake dessert using a store bought pound cake, but if you’re like me, you’ll bake Elvis’ favorite pound cake found here.

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Rhubarb Cake

What do I love about spring? Putting the boot tray away, daffodils, pink flowering trees, and rhubarb. This cake is light and sweet, and studded with diced rhubarb. This no fuss dessert would be the perfect finale to an Easter … Continue reading

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