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GUINNESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

GUINNESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

I’m chanelling my Irish roots today.  Some tasty Irish Whiskey Baby Back Ribs (recipe here) are crisping on the grill as I write this and some delicious Colcannon (recipe here) has been prepared ahead and kept warm while I whip up a little deliciousness for dessert But since life is uncertain, we had dessert first.  Two whole slices.  Shameful but oh so good. So richly chocolatey.  So moist. I’ve had this recipe stashed in my database for a long time…

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS with SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE FROSTING

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS with SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE FROSTING

You read that right – Sweet Potato Frosting and it was spoon-lickin’ yummy.  And just two ingredients.  Where else can you marry rich dark chocolate and a vegetable and call it healthy.  The muffins also were packed with veggies…and rich dark chocolate…and so moist! Super easy to throw together once all the ingredients were gathered.  Dry ingredients all stirred or sifted to make sure there were no lumps, then the wet stuff was folded into the dry.  Lastly I folded…

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PEACH COBBLER

PEACH COBBLER

  Time for another easy stove-top creation.  Now that I have another option to easily clean-up after baking in my little Omnia oven, I pulled out my now treasured silicone insert to make something sweet for dessert.   A few simple ingredients including a jar of canned peaches in their own juices and in no time I had a delicious dessert for tonight’s dinner…and an evening snack…and tomorrow’s breakfast…and on and on and on and on…  What can I say….

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NOT-MY-MOMMA’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE (Stove-top version)

NOT-MY-MOMMA’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE (Stove-top version)

Now that my Omnia oven is all washed up from our Italian Easter Pie I can make a little Easter dessert for you. …and for Captain François of course. Ahh the limitations of boating life… not a lot of space and most of us, even on special holidays, would rather be out of the cabin enjoying the fine weather and sunshine. NOT-MY-MOMMA’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 small can pineapple bits in juice,…

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SUN-DRIED TOMATO and FETA CAKE

SUN-DRIED TOMATO and FETA CAKE

I had some feta cheese staring at me from the refrigerator this morning, a morning when I felt hungry for muffins… It’s been a while since I made muffins, but I am always it seems in a boat galley frame of mind, so out came my Omnia stove top for another creation. Feta screams for something savoury, so I grabbed my last few sun-dried tomatoes, some eggs, ground up a few almonds, a little flour and some seasonings… Mixed it…

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CHERRY YOGURT ORANGE COFFEE CAKE

CHERRY YOGURT ORANGE COFFEE CAKE

It’s time to dig out my Omnia Stove Top Oven and bake up a little something sweet (but not too sweet) to serve with our morning cup of coffee. CHERRY YOGURT ORANGE COFFEE CAKE   (Omnia Stove Top Version) 2 cups flour 1/2 cup white sugar plus 1 tbsp divided 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 cup dried cherries* zest of 1 orange 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil (I used graeseed) 1 cup plain greek yogurt 2…

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YUMMY DATE CAKE (Stove Top Version)

YUMMY DATE CAKE (Stove Top Version)

Dates to this cake is like bananas are to banana bread. They make the most rich, sweet and ever so moist treat.   YUMMY DATE CAKE 2 cups pitted dates 2 cups boiling water 1-1/2 tsp baking soda 3/4 cups white sugar 2 tbsp dark brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 tsp Chai spice mix 1/2 tsp sea salt 1-2/3 cups flour Place dates, soda and boiling water into a bowl, cover and set aside for…

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CHERRY COBBLER DUMP CAKE

CHERRY COBBLER DUMP CAKE

It has been a while since I made a dessert onboard R.E.D. but there was a can of bing cherries just begging to be used for something sweet. Some butter, sugar and flour… some seasonings that paired well with cherries… My trusty Omnia stove top oven… and Voilà! Dessert on a boat!   CHERRY COBBLER DUMP CAKE 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1-1/2 tsp baking powser 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla…

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BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST CAKE

BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST CAKE

I’m in my cook once eat a few times mode today because sometimes this Galley Kat would rather just enjoy her morning coffee with no cooking involved. I brought a couple of baggies of the dry ingredients to make this breakfast cake onboard this summer using my Bisquick clone recipe as a base. All I have to do is add the eggs and milk and some fresh fruit.   BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST CAKE 2 1/4 cups Bisquick clone mix 1/3 cup…

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STOVE TOP CORNBREAD

STOVE TOP CORNBREAD

Time to bring out Galley Kat’s little stove top Omnia oven…   I brought the dry ingredients for the cornbread onboard and just added the rest…   …25 minutes later… …we enjoyed some yummy cornbread with maple syrup…   …kept the Captain well fueled for a relaxed 2-hour sail… …using auto-pilot… STOVE TOP CORNBREAD 1 cup cornmeal 3/4 cup flour 1 tbps sugar 1-1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 6 tbsp melted butter…

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