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eleventy!!

January 13, 2011

I can’t believe it’s been a year since loveysoven began.  Some months were more productive than others, but overall I enjoyed myself, and I hope you had a good time, too.   Looking back, I can definitely say I learned quite a bit in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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wish you a merry

December 24, 2010

Lebkuchen, most delicious of all the Christmas cookies.

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fudge, two ways

December 23, 2010

white chocolate peppermint, dark chocolate walnut

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happy happy joy joy

December 17, 2010

Joyous Almond Cheesecake, to be more specific.

You heard me right.  Cheesecake.  Made of happiness.

Delightful.  Delicious. Divine.

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strangers in the night…

December 16, 2010

Hey there Oven, remember me?  Yeah, I kind of don’t either.  As you may have noticed (or not, depending on how much of your life is focused on my tiny little blog), I haven’t been around much lately.  I’ve been working A LOT and as a result not a lot of other things are getting done.  No theme for November or December.  My baking list has been slashed a couple of times.  Still squeezing in a few tasty treats here and there, but not nearly what I had planned (and shopped!) for.  I’ve got a stack of tins sitting empty on the buffet, instead of being filled and flying around the country in a mail sack.   Read the rest of this entry »

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brownie or cake, this one’s easy to make

November 7, 2010

Don’t you hate when you can’t remember where you got something that you really like?  I have a recipe that I emailed to myself nearly two years ago, and it’s driving me crazy that there’s no indication of origin.  Did I copy it from a magazine?  Website?  Did a friend give it to me?  No idea.  Argh.  Just an email, with the title ‘Apple Brownies’.  And you know what?  That name’s no help, either.  Based on the name, I thought they would be a bit dense and chewy, kind of like blondies, with apples added in.  Wouldn’t you agree?   Read the rest of this entry »

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these are a few of our favorite things

October 24, 2010

Time to bake for the shelter again.  I was trying to focus on maple, but my brain kept getting distracted by the pile of pumpkins that was slowly growing on the dining room table, waiting to be put up for the winter.  Maple.  Pumpkin.  Maple.  Pumpkin.  Hmm.  Determined to ignore the gourds, I pulled out the maple syrup cookbook.  Yes, she has one.  We’ve discussed her addiction before.   Anyway.

We first spotted the Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich last year while we were poking around a bookstore in Vermont.  It contains many delightful recipes for everything from maple butter to maple coffee cake to crispy maple spare ribs.  Yum.  Not wanting to make yet another impulse cookbook purchase, mrslovey took a picture of it and kept browsing.  We figured we’d put it on a wish list when we got home, and decide at a later date if we really wanted it.  Fast forward a year or so, and we’re in a different bookstore, different town, in Vermont.  Suddenly from halfway across the store I hear “This is the one!”  Confused, I hurry over to mrslovey, to see her with cookbook in hand.  She’s convinced that it’s the same one she wanted a year earlier, but to be honest, I’m skeptical.  You’re going to remember this glanced at and passed by item for that long?  Eager to prove me wrong, she pulls out her phone, skims through the photos, and I’ll be damned, it’s the same book.  Since we’ve now encountered and been interested in it twice, we decided it was a safe buy. Read the rest of this entry »