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Easy Pineapple Foster -- Fresh pineapple soaked in rum+cinnamon+brown sugar, grilled, and topped with ice cream.  Amazing. | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert

Easy Rum-Soaked Grilled Pineapple

Today I’m bringing back another golden oldie from the Gimme Some Oven archives that is one of my absolute favorite dessert recipes to make in the summer.  I had initially entitled it “Flameless Pineapple Foster” when I first posted the recipe back in 2010.  But after receiving many puzzled...

Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole | gimmesomeoven.com

Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

My mom and I were talking the other day about how different life would be if we lived a little closer to one another. Right now, we live about 3 hours apart — close enough to definitely be able to drive and visit fairly often, but just far enough away...

Caprese Phyllo Cups | gimmesomeoven.com

Caprese Phyllo Cups

At my most recent book club, my friend Kerry served a delicious tomato basil bruschetta.  And I have been craving all things caprese ever since.  So this weekend, I gathered some fresh ingredients from the market and decided to create a new appetizer — Caprese Phyllo Cups! These simple...

Maple Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary Cherry Sauce {gimmesomeoven.com}

Maple Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin w/ Rosemary Cherry Sauce

Today’s posts are both celebrating a trip I had the privilege of making to Des Moines a few weeks ago for the Farmers Feed US 2012 Iowa CornQuest!  Sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association, the trip was a total blast.  Loved getting to hang out with some absolutely...

Gingerbread Scrabble

Gingerbread Scrabble

I happen to have quite the fondness for Scrabble.  Love playing it with friends and family, love collecting extra Scrabble tiles to turn into cute necklaces (so fun – Google those if you have never seen Scrabble necklaces!), and this year — had a blast turning my favorite gingerbread...

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

As holiday baking season draws to a close, thought it would only be appropriate to post the recipe for one of my all-time favorites — classic gingerbread cookies!! I know there are about a zillion different ways to make gingerbread cookies, but this recipe is a tribute to how...

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

My goal is to make this December a considerably healthier month than in years’ past.  And so far — thanks to a little self-control, and less time in the kitchen than usual (December is kind of a busy season working in a church!) — that mission has been mostly...

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Ever since I saw Ina Garten make homemade fleur de sel caramels awhile back, I’ve been itching to give them a try myself.  I have to admit that candy thermometers still make me nervous (always get so anxious waiting for candies to reach the right temperature!!), but these looked...

Roasted Pear, Blue Cheese & Arugula Salad

Roasted Pear, Blue Cheese & Arugula Salad

Last weekend I spent the most beautiful Friday night celebrating the birthday of my good friend, Sarah.  Instead of going out, though, we opted to enjoy a cozy fall night at home, and my friend Ally and I offered to cook.  She happens to be a big fan of...

Homemade Apple Cider

Homemade Apple Cider

There is something so wonderfully nostalgic about cider mulling on the stove, infused with beautiful orange slices, cinnamon sticks and cloves, filling up the house with that most heavenly of heavenly spicy aromas.  Mmmmm…. But for years, the “homemade” cider I’ve made has always come from the big glass...

Roasted Butternut & Bacon Pasta

Roasted Butternut & Bacon Pasta

‘Tis the season once again to make the transition from the yellow and zucchini squash of summer….to the rich, sweet squash of fall.  Of course, my favorite of those is the beautiful butternut.  They were in abundance this week at our market (see the photo below!), so I happily...

Peach, Chicken & Pepper Jack Quesadillas

Peach, Chicken & Pepper Jack Quesadillas

Growing up, I was the girl who always ordered quesadillas.  At all of the great local Mexican restaurants my family loved, at Applebee’s (don’t judge – I used to love theirs!), and occasionally even by request at home — quesadillas were always my happy default. Thankfully, I’d say my...