Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Apple Raisin Braided Bread

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’ve been baking again. Braided breads are always fun to make, on Sunday I combined apples and raisins into this marvelous, sturdy dough –  baked in a cast iron skillet. When cool, I … Continue reading

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Italian Cream Cheese Cake

This cake is marvelous – it’s made with lots of eggs, buttermilk, and coconut, with a cream cheese frosting! It’s light, moist, and made for a perfect birthday cake.

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Pineapple Muffins

Pineapple muffins are sweet and moist – they’re made with crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and sour cream. These muffins make a great addition to a lunch box and pair well with a cup of coffee in the morning.

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Baked Apples

Baked apples are making a comeback! Actually, I’m not sure they ever went away, but they seemed to have fallen out of vogue with the popularity of galettes and hand pies. The beauty of baked apples is how easy they … Continue reading

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

We got a new washer and dryer delivered on Saturday which actually fit through our very narrow doorway. Of course, we had to take off the storm door, the front door, the vestibule door, and the basement door to do … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven Sautéed Chicken

Since fall is right around the corner, I love easy, hearty recipes like this one. Brown chicken thighs on top of the stove, and finish off in the oven. This chicken is delicious, takes about 15 minutes of prep time, … Continue reading

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Italian Plum Tart

Peach and blueberry pies are what most people consider the pies of summer – however, stone fruits such as plums and nectarines are a neglected bunch. On Saturday, I spotted a box of beautiful, ripe Italian plums on 9th Street. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Banana Muffins

I buy bananas, and two days later, they’re covered in brown spots due to the heat wave we’re having. I was going to make a banana bread, but muffins take less time to bake, and I had to do something … Continue reading

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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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