Cinnamon Bubble Roll #BrunchWeek

Cinnamon Bubble Roll |Tender yeast dough balls enveloped in cinnamon spiced caramel

Soft tender bread dough enveloped in spiced caramel makes for the best ever Cinnamon Bubble Roll! Bubble Roll My first taste of bubble roll came at a bed and breakfast in Sedona, Arizona.  One of our souvenirs from our trip was a little pamphlet with that recipe and more. Their version of bubble roll, AKA […]

Raspberry Coffee Cake #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

Raspberry Coffee Cake | With a sour cream base, loads of fresh berries and a streusel topping, you'll fall hard for this brunch treat!

With a sour cream-based cake, a streusel topping and loads of fresh berries, this Raspberry Coffee Cake is a marvelous brunch or breakfast treat! Raspberry Coffee Cake When I see sour cream listed in a cake’s ingredients, it’s almost always a clue that the results will be moist and tender. In this case, along with […]

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars | Incredibly rich and filled with mini Reese's!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars #TwoSweetiePies

If you’re craving an outrageous peanut butter treat, I’ve got you covered with these sensational Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars! Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars My friend, Danielle, has amazing peanut butter dessert recipes on her blog. I happen to dislike peanut butter straight up, but adore it in sweets. I love it so much that my typical super-duper […]

Cherry Topped Brie Bites | Mini Brie topped with a cherry compote

Cherry Topped Brie Bites #SundaySupper

I pull out all the stops when I host my book club, and when I spotted mini Brie cheeses in the market, I decided to make these Cherry Topped Brie Bites. Cherry Topped Brie Bites The packaged bite-sized Brie was new to me and to a few of my book club friends as well. Ile […]

Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels | Herb and garlic coated pork rolled around prosciutto and Parmesan for and elegant entree

Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels

Butterflied pork tenderloins were filled with prosciutto and Parmesan, rolled, then coated with herbs and garlic before roasting. Sliced  into medallions, these Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels disappeared quickly when the boys were here for dinner. . Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels I spied this recipe in the Indy Star food section over the holidays. It was […]

Jalapeno Popper Dip | Cheesy, Spicy and Irresistible

Jalapeno Popper Dip Plus a Bonus Dip

I served two amazing cheesy dips at my most recent book club gathering. This Jalapeno Popper Dip was a definite winner! Jalapeno Popper Dip Drew Rave Reviews My book club has high expectations when they come to my house for a meeting. All my book club friends are terrific cooks and hostesses. No one ever […]

Berry Tiramisu | A strawberry twist on the Italian classic with mascarpone and Grand Marnier soaked ladyfingers!

Berry Tiramisu #SundaySupper

The hubby is not a fan of coffee nor coffee flavored anything, so instead of the classic version, I whipped up a spectacular Berry Tiramisu for our Easter dessert. Berry Tiramisu My oldest son and I are incredibly fond, to put it mildly, of the classic tiramisu. He’s become a coffee aficionado, and has espresso […]

Mustardy Haricots Vert | Green beans tossed in a mustard vinaigrette and topped with Kalamata olives

Mustardy Haricots Verts

Just a few ingredients turn an ordinary vegetable into these flavorful Mustardy Haricots Verts. Green Beans Mediterranean Style About as fancy as I get when making vegetables is roasting them with some olive oil and dusting with Parmesan. Or adding some garlic and lemon zest to a saute. But these little tweaks are perfect for […]

Spaghetti with Sunday Gravy~

  Spaghetti sauce or gravy? Growing up, gravy in our house was the brown stuff you ladle over mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, not the tomato sauce infused with garlic and basil and served with meatballs. I typically make a quick version, browning onions, garlic and Italian sausage, then adding tomatoes, seasonings and a good slosh […]


Duck Breasts with Fresh Peaches #FrenchFridayswithDorie

I began cooking this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe with optimism. The hubby likes duck. The hubby likes peaches. I was hopeful Dorie would be in his good graces again…last month was a bust, in his opinion. Wheatberries…uh, no. Cherry clafoutis…no, we only drink our cherries in Koolaid. Swordfish? Heaven forbid. And dieter’s tartine? […]

Peach Crisp | Sweetened peaches with a buttery, brown sugar crisp topping

Peach Crisp #SundaySupper

A must have summer dessert at my house, this easy Peach Crisp showcases the ripe, juicy fruit of the season. But you can also freeze sliced peaches and have them at your fingertips for a taste of summer all year long. Classic Peach Crisp Combing through my mom’s recipe cards was pretty much a given with every visit […]

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie~

    When I was in college, this is what we knew as “Pledge Dessert.”  On one special night when the new pledges in the AΦ sorority were invited come to the house for dinner, we were served this amazing ice cream pie. After months of eating dorm food, this was truly a treat.  In […]

Spinach Salad with Grilled Peaches and Blue Cheese (2)

Spinach Salad with Grilled Peaches and Blue Cheese

Peaches: Not Just for Dessert! Peach season comes and goes too darn quickly. I need to get my fill of pies, crisps and cobblers while this juicy, fragrant fruit is available at my favorite produce stand. I haven’t spotted any local peaches, yet, but the Georgia peaches have been succulent and flavorful. When we had a […]

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

I felt a little burst of pride when I found a text my oldest sent me from work…it was a link to a blog featuring Oreo stuffed cookies. Well, who can resist a subtle request like that?  Not this mom. My kids show absolutely no interest in cooking, but I love when they inspire me. […]