Category Archives: Lovin’ from the Oven

Pork Ragu

It’s been chilly in Philly, which makes for perfect stew weather – nothing better than making something that keeps the oven on for a couple of hours and warms the kitchen. This recipe calls for either a boneless pork shoulder … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread

Sunday was one of those gray, rainy, chilled to the bone days. After braving the elements, we returned home, had lunch – then I turned on the oven to bake something to warm the kitchen. I had a can of … Continue reading

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Turkey Corn Soup

In my quest to find ways of using my remaining monster turkey, I give you Turkey Corn Soup. A slightly creamy, nutritious soup with corn, red peppers, carrots, and mushrooms. The beauty of this soup is that it can be … Continue reading

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Holiday Cookies

I’ve been stockpiling cookie dough in my freezer to wait for a quiet day to bake. That day was yesterday – rough estimate, I baked about fifteen dozen cookies! One of my favorites are the sprinkle cookies, they’re like the … Continue reading

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

This casserole looks like a hot mess, but really, it’s a baking dish of deliciousness! Shredded chicken sautéed with tomatoes, jalapeño and chipotle peppers then layered with corn tortilla chips and cheese. It’s a great way to use up the leftover … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

This is the cake I made for Joe’s birthday – a light, moist chocolate cake. What I loved about this cake was the frosting – melted chocolate with sour cream whipped in with the butter and confectioners sugar. It was … Continue reading

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Apple Pie

It’s that time of year, pie time!

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Butternut Squash Soup

It’s fall, the temperatures are dropping, and here is a magnificent soup. Roasted in a pan and pureed with stock, simple and delicious!

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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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