White Chocolate Drizzled Pumpkin Scones #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Scones with White Chocolate Drizzle

Get your pumpkin fix in the morning with these scrumptious pumpkin scones! Strike One I whipped up a batch of pumpkin scones for my knitting group…supposedly a Starbucks copycat recipe, though I’ve never tasted them before, so I couldn’t say. The recipe contained an egg, which made them more of a cross between a scone […]

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These double chocolate chunk cookies will thrill the chocoholics in your life. For me, that means the whole family. Oh, No. An Empty Cookie Jar! Once again, the hubby was caught scrounging in the Oreo cannister after dinner. The food blogger wife had failed again. No homemade treats to be found in our kitchen. But I knew […]

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls #TwelveLoaves #Kerrygold

An Autumn Breakfast Treat I made a batch of butter laden brioche dough for some dinner rolls. Half was left in the fridge and I had up to 5 days to use it up. My family adores cinnamon rolls…they were truly in mourning when we could no longer get Sara Lee frozen cinnamon rolls at […]

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies #GuestPost

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies for a Friend Have you met my sweet blogger friend, Kate, of Food Babbles?  Kate is the mom of three gorgeous daughters, a wife, EMT as well as a talented cook and baker. Her dedication to family and helping others make her a one of a kind friend. When I heard she was having shoulder […]

Brioche Dinner Rolls #SundaySupper

Brioche Dinner Rolls #SundaySupper

Brioche Dinner Rolls: Tender and Buttery The cool, crisp start to autumn brought back my desire to turn on the oven and bake up some bread. Since my mixer can do all the kneading, it’s a matter of allotting enough time at home for the yeast to work its magic. These rolls required an overnight rising […]

Celery-Celery Soup |celery, celery root and apple soup from Dorie Greenspan

Celery-Celery Soup #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Celery and More Celery We haven’t discussed celery much. I happen to love the stuff. Cooked or raw, it’s terrific on a crudite platter as well as in salads, stews, soups and casseroles. One night, a few years back, I had a casserole for dinner which happened to have some minced celery as one of […]

Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars

Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars #Kerrygold

A Quick Dessert We spent most of the day on I-74 driving from western Illinois back home to Indiana. It was Labor Day and we invited our oldest to join us for a simple cookout. But I also needed a simple dessert. I whipped up these Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars in a matter of […]

Margarita Cheesecake #Progressive Eats

Margarita Cheesecake #ProgressiveEats

Our Virtual Progressive Dinner is going Tex-Mex! Just the thought of Key lime pie, slushy margaritas and Margarita cheesecake make my mouth water. Tart citrus balanced with enough sugar to take away the pucker make all three treats tops in my book. For this cheesecake, the usual cream cheese, sour cream, eggs and sugar are […]

Chocolate_Peanut_Butter_Fudge (3)

Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge #ChristmasWeek #Freund

I’m not sure why it took me so long to make this incredible confection. Maybe it was because I knew the hubby wouldn’t touch it, and I, on the other hand, would have trouble keeping my distance. This chocolate peanut butter fudge surpassed my expectations…and was totally irresistible. Welcome to Day #3 of Christmas Week, […]


Rice Krispie Candy Corn #HolidayFoodParty

OK, you do not need to adjust your monitors. I just need a little food dye 101 intervention. The colors aren’t exactly spot on with these  tri-colocred candy corn inspired Rice Krispie Treats, but they are  close enough, I hope, for recognition. Plus, these Rice Krispie Candy Corn are just as yummy as the classic version […]

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies #GrabSomeNutsDay

Grab Some Nuts Day! Leave it to my friend, Kim, of Cravings of a Lunatic to organize a Grab Some Nuts Day! There are a lot of wise cracks that could be made with this theme, but I’ll leave them up to your imaginations. I was heading to Denver to visit my youngest sister, Maddy, who […]


Cranberry, Pistachio, White Chocolate Shortbread

Please consider subscribing by email so you don’t miss a single post. See the subscribe option in the right sidebar to add your email address. Thanks so much!!! We used to gather for our neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange in the morning, sipping on a cup of tea or coffee with a few nibbles, then gathering […]


Pot Roast with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Red Wine~

A cold winter’s day calls for a hearty dinner.  Besides warming the kitchen, this combination of beef, vegetables and red wine stewing away in the oven gives off an irresistible aroma.  This has become my favorite pot roast recipe…I don’t even mind the pile of mushrooms left over on Bill’s plate…just means more for me! […]

Zucchini Muffins with Mascarpone Frosting

September’s Improv Challenge ingredients are Zucchini and Brown Sugar. Zucchini is on my husband’s list of dreaded veggies…so I had to think what my daughter would eat. She does enjoy my zucchini bread so I transformed that recipe into muffins and gilded the lily with a dollop of Mascarpone icing. Who wouldn’t want to start the day […]