Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

French Apple Cake

I’ve never met an apple cake I didn’t like. That said, this one is a gem! Large chunks of apples baked with a light batter makes for a lovely, moist cake, Dusted with confectioners sugar it’s fabulous with a cup … Continue reading

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Minestrone Soup

If you ever feel like you’re not getting enough vegetables in your diet, make this soup! It’s chock full of them, along with two different kinds of beans, and some pasta for good measure. This minestrone is the perfect for … Continue reading

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Depression Cake

The recipe for this cake has been around since The Great Depression when ingredients were scarce, and made a comeback during World War II due to rationing. There are no eggs or dairy in this cake, yet it’s moist and … Continue reading

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Apple Pear Galette

Looks like we’re slowly easing into fall. Gone is the oppressive heat and humidity, and we’re heading into sweater weather. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I made an enormous pot of soup and this apple – pear galette. Granny Smith … Continue reading

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Fruit Tart w/ Fresh Figs and Mango

Yesterday was our friend Anthony’s birthday. He suggested a fruit tart in lieu of a cake – I was on it! I found gorgeous, green figs in the market, a mango that was perfectly ripe, and strawberries and blueberries – … Continue reading

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Italian Plum Torte

Strawberries, blueberries, and peaches are typically the fruits of the summer – however, let us not forget the humble Italian plum. They’re wonderful when baked, this is the delicious torte that The Boy and I made this week. It was … Continue reading

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American Chop Suey

As a kid growing up in New England, one of my favorite comfort foods was my mom’s American Chop Suey. It’s a casserole made with ground beef, elbow macaroni, and a seasoned tomato sauce. Folks outside of New England call … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

I know what you’re thinking – and no, there is no pineapple in this macaroni salad. Macaroni salad was a staple in Hawaiian plate lunches – as laborers that worked on the plantations didn’t eat typical fare like sandwiches. From … Continue reading

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

It’s been my experience that buttermilk makes everything taste better – pancakes, meat brines, ranch dressing, and this cake. It’s easy to throw together, the texture is light, and if you’re fresh out of raspberries, you can use strawberries, blueberries, … Continue reading

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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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