Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

These cookies are like a brownie in cookie form – chewy, but slightly crispy -and very chocolate! I made them for the lifeguards at our pool, but it looks like I’m going to have to make another batch, because they … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Due to July’s stifling heat and humidity, I haven’t been baking as much as I’d like. So when the thermometer dips below 90º, I pull out my trusty mixing bowl and hand mixer, and get to work! This recipe is the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dan!

Today is my friend Dan’s birthday – world traveler, photographer, and all around good guy! To celebrate the occasion, I made this fruit tart – it’s the perfect dessert given the bounty of fresh fruit available this time of year. … Continue reading

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Chicken Francese

What to make for dinner on a hot summer night that doesn’t involve turning on the oven? Grab some chicken cutlets, a couple of lemons, and a box of spaghetti – the basis of a magnificent meal that can be … Continue reading

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Oven Fried Chicken

This is an easy to throw together weeknight dinner – what I refer to as a cheat. Chicken legs tossed in a spiced up version of Bisquick Baking Mix, and baked on a hot, buttered pan in the oven. Ready … Continue reading

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

This is the stuff of summery Sunday morning dreams. There’s nothing better than blueberry pancakes made with real buttermilk for breakfast. These pancakes are light and fluffy, with a pop of warm, juicy blueberry. Do yourself a favor and grab … Continue reading

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Chocolate Bavarian Torte

It’s my neighbor’s birthday today, this is the cake I made for her celebration tonight. A three layer chocolate cake with a whipped cream icing with cream cheese, light brown sugar, topped with grated chocolate. It does require to be … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

It’s that time of year again, when I’m lucky enough to find rhubarb on 9th Street, and all is right with the world. This is my favorite pie!

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Chickpea Summer Salad

It’s the perfect summer side dish, but on it’s own, it also makes a terrific brown bag lunch. Red and orange peppers, cucumbers, carrots, celery, red onions, chickpeas, and brown rice tossed in a creamy dressing with fresh lemon juice … Continue reading

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Mud Hen Bars

Mud Hen Bars are a dough sprinkled with chocolate chips, and mini-marshmallows, topped with a light brown sugar meringue. They’re an old Southern recipe, and no one is really sure as to how they got their name. However,”Uglier than a … Continue reading

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