Storzapretis #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Storzapretis AKA Spinach Gnocchi

Storzapretis, otherwise known as Corsican Spinach Gnocchi, are tender, flavorful orbs of dough topped with marinara and Gruyere. A delightful combination that makes a terrific starter, side or main dish.  Storzapretis? What the heck? When I saw this recipe suggestion on our FFwD website, I had no idea whether it was a dessert (a girl […]

Berry Smoothies #IFBC #Giveaway

Berry Smoothies | A yummy way to incorporate lots of berries into your diet!

Chock full of vitamin C and calcium, these berry smoothies will please your palate while boosting your daily nutritional needs! The trip to Seattle for the International Food Bloggers Conference was fast and furious. A whirlwind of activities, friends, laughter, learning and inspiration. I was exhausted when I returned home. Three days was not enough […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup | French Fridays with Dorie soup recipe

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Sunchoke fans will love this Jerusalem Artichoke Soup topped with a dollop of creme fraiche. Another Jerusalem Artichoke Recipe A pleasant soup. That’s what I’d say about this Jerusalem artichoke soup. One of my wise friends uses this term when she can’t think of anything especially complimentary to say about someone (usually referring to one of […]

Triple Ginger Snaps

Triple Ginger Snaps #CookieWeek #Giveaway

These chewy Triple Ginger Snaps will delight your palate with ground ginger, crystallized ginger and fresh ginger. Ginger-palooza Bill and I have each influenced our children. He loves Oreos; they love Oreos. I am not a fan. The kids love ginger cookies, I love ginger cookies. He will not touch them. If he married some other gal, […]

Candy Topped Toffee Bars #CookieWeek

Candy Topped Toffee Squares #CookieWeek #Giveaway

These candy topped toffee squares make for a terrific holiday cookie. Decked out in red and green M & M’s, they are festive and irresistible. Three Luscious Layers! These cookie bars get better with every layer. First is the buttery shortbread crust which gain their toffee moniker from the nice dose of dark brown sugar. […]

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins | #TwelveLoaves

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins #TwelveLoaves

These cream cheese filled pumpkin muffins are a delicious breakfast indulgence combining pumpkin bread and cheesecake. Sounds delightful, right? Perfect with your cup of coffee I took our family recipe for pumpkin bread and pushed it to another level! A dollop of sweetened cream cheese transformed simple pumpkin muffins into a tantalizing treat. And a sprinkling […]

Cranberry, White Chocolate Cookies with Crystallized Ginger

Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies #CookieWeek #Giveaway

These Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies are lip-smackin’ good. So sensational, though, that you’ll have trouble not eating them all yourself! A Holiday Favorite: Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies These flavor packed cookies rank near the top of my best cookies ever list. Besides the outrageously delicious combination of tastes to tickle every taste bud, […]

Hearts of Palm, Artichoke, Avocado and Butter Lettuce Salad

Hearts of Palm, Artichoke, Avocado and Butter Lettuce Salad #SundaySupper

This Hearts of Palm, Artichoke, Avocado and Butter Lettuce Salad is not light on flavor, but would be the perfect dish to “Lighten Up Your Holiday Table,” our Sunday Supper theme. Have you tried hearts of Palm? When my sister was in town, she raved about the Vaca Frita she had made earlier in the […]

Tomato and Cheese Tartlets…French Fridays with Dorie~

Simple classic flavors comprise this week’s French Fridays with Dorie dish. I’ve made the mini version of this starter…mainly because we’re about to leave on vacation and only have two dinners scheduled at home this week. The recipe called for 6-inch baked pastry rounds to be topped with pesto or olive tapenade and decorated with […]

Biscoff Cookies

Biscoff Stuffed White Chocolate Chip Cookies #guestpost

  Welcome to my second week of guest posts.  I met my friend,Erin, of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts, shortly after she started blogging. Her love of sweets and family drew me to her fantastic blog. Make sure check out all her amazing chocolate peanut butter concoctions. She was living in Iowa (that was my first clue […]

Chocolate Pots de Creme

You’ve been hiding under a rock if you haven’t noticed the popularity of the French macaron…a patisserie favorite.  Macarons are sandwich-like cookies made with a meringue base, ground almonds and flavorings, then filled with jam, ganache or whatever delectable option you choose. Unfortunately, when you make these egg white based confections, you are left with […]

Storzapretis AKA Spinach Gnocchi

Storzapretis #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Storzapretis, otherwise known as Corsican Spinach Gnocchi, are tender, flavorful orbs of dough topped with marinara and Gruyere. A delightful combination that makes a terrific starter, side or main dish.  Storzapretis? What the heck? When I saw this recipe suggestion on our FFwD website, I had no idea whether it was a dessert (a girl […]

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Ganache Topped Chocolate Tart

This was Ganache Topped Chocolate Tart was the second dessert I made for Nick’s teachers’ holiday luncheon…he’s a senior and this is my 8th and final year of volunteering at Cathedral High School…sniff, sniff.  A decadent chocolate option is always in order when it comes to desserts…they’re usually the first to disappear from a buffet […]

Grilled Asian Salmon~

Bill loves his Weber charcoal grill. He will brush the snow off and fire it up in January. Each year for our neighborhood 4th of July gathering, we pull our grills into the pea gravel at the foot of our yard. We’ve grilled the typical brats and burgers; but this year, I had a gorgeous […]