Tiramisu #SundaySupper

Tiramisu | A twist on the classic tiramisu with Kahlua and rum

Italian for “pick me up,” Tiramisu is an espresso and booze flavored dessert made with mascarpone, cream and ladyfingers. A topping of grated chocolate is just one more sublime component. Dreamy Tiramisu My search for the perfect tiramisu recipe all started after a family holiday to Vancouver, British Columbia. My family relocated to this breathtakingly beautiful, cosmopolitan Canadian city when […]

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake | Dense, delectable with a touch of vanilla and almond

Perfectly sweet and dense, a slice of this scrumptious Sour Cream Pound Cake is delightful topped with seasonal berries and a dollop of whipped cream. Simple and Delectable Pound Cake A classic pound cake calls for only butter, sugar, eggs and flour. This sour cream version has just a few additions to push it over […]

Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps | Spicy Asian chicken in boston bib lettuce cups. Low carb and delicious!

Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Watching carbs is difficult for a dessert blogger, but there are some delicious entrees that fit the bill. Shredded chicken lettuce wraps sport a spicy Asian filling in a crisp cup of Boston bib and don’t break the carb bank. Low Carb Lettuce Wraps I’ve mentioned my issues with my blood sugar in a previous post. […]

Apricot Bars | Scrumptious layered bars with coconut, almonds and apricot preserves

Apricot Bars

Layers of coconut and almond filled cookie dough and apricot preserves make these Apricot Bars scrumptious and unforgettable. I just returned from a food blogger conference in Chicago and shared these bars in my first blogger recipe swap to rave reviews. A Delightful Weekend with Food and Friends I love having the opportunity to bake […]

Mocha Ice Cream | Silky mocha ice cream topped with a pillow of marshmallow sauce

Mocha Ice Cream #ProgressiveEats

Luscious Mocha Ice Cream topped with a pillow of fluffy homemade marshmallow sauce makes for one dreamy sundae. I ♥ Coffee Desserts I gave up coffee years ago after overdosing as a sleep deprived new mom. A nap was the solution, not caffeine. So I now get my coffee fix with ice cream, gelato and tiramisu. […]

Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed New Potatoes | These two bite appetizers will get rave reviews!

Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes #SundaySupper

Are you in search of a new appetizer for your next bash? These Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes combine three well-loved ingredients to make an outstanding two bite starter. This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. See below for details. Idaho® Potatoes You’ve heard of Idaho® Potatoes, right? But did you know you can actually taste […]

Strawberry Basil Crostini | A spectacular out of the ordinary appetizer!

Strawberry Basil Crostini

For a delicious, unusual appetizer, serve up these Strawberry Basil Crostini. Made with either a goat cheese or blue cheese spread, your friends will be dying to get the recipe. Strawberry Season I was planning to make this appetizer for a dinner party which should have coincided with the peak of our local strawberry season. […]

Strawberry Shortcake Franco American Style | Shortcakes with spongecakes, roasted berries and cream

Strawberry Shortcakes, Franco-American Style #TuesdayswithDorie

At my house, we eagerly await the local strawberry season. How timely that our berries were ripe just in time to make Dorie Greenspan’s Strawberry Shortcakes, Franco-American Style. Roasted berries were sandwiched between two ladyfinger cakes for one exquisite dessert. My blogger friends have been roasting strawberries for years. Putting them in ice cream, parfaits, cakes and more, […]

Berry Galette…Baking with Julia~

August’s first Tuesdays (or Wednesday in my case) with Dorie assignment was a summery Berry Galette…and since I was a co-hostess of a dinner party this past weekend, I figured this could be part of the dessert package I was providing. And I wouldn’t have to beg my family for quotes and opinions on this […]


Lemon-Steamed Spinach #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Spinach is one of the only vegetables that Katie will eat…and one of the only vegetables Nick will not. Go figure. I make a spinach souffle practically every holiday…the uber picky daughter will eat that over turkey, roast beef, pork or lamb. So even though I had a huge amount of baby spinach in the […]

Yellow Cake with Fudge Icing

This Yellow Cake with Fudge Icing was hubby’s birthday cake again this year…even though he is a chocoholic through and through, he picks a cake he knows our daughter would love.  It’s no wonder she has a sign above her bed that reads “The Queen’s Bed” in curlicued calligraphy.  I used the Smitten Kitchen’s yellow cake…made […]

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good~

I had a wee bit of trepidation when I saw this recipe on our French Fridays with Dorie queue.  I really enjoy pumpkin desserts, but a savory dish was not quite as appealing.  I bought the teeniest pumpkin I could find and whipped up a half batch.  The pumpkin was hollowed and filled with bread, […]


Cocoa Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream #SundaySupper #MemorialDay #Picnic

I’d love you to follow my blog with Bloglovin or subscribe by email in the right hand side bar (just type your email address into the space and click subscribe). Nick drew a short straw when it came to his birthday this year. It landed on a Monday…the first day of his college finals. Insert pouty […]


Lemon Squares #SecretRecipeClub

This month’s Secret Recipe Club led me to Creative Kitchen, a marvelous blog written by Denise, a self taught cook from Florida. I zeroed in on her delicious looking desserts immediately, but decided on Denise’s simple Lemon Squares, one of  her favorite holiday cookies. Well, let me tell you, these went over VERY well…even the […]