Banana Cream Cheesecake Pie #ProgessiveEats

Banana Cream Cheesecake Pie

Virtual Progressive Dinner I have joined forces with some of my talented blogger friends to share a progressive dinner with you each month. Barb, of Creative Culinary, gets credit for dreaming up this concept and rounding up this terrific group. The theme for our July party is Summer in the South, and our hostess is the lovely […]

S’mores Pie #SkinnyTip

S'mores Pie

S’mores Pie: Totally Irresistible As the 4th of July drew near, I realized I had no red, white and blue recipes to make for our annual neighborhood gathering. But I thought back to the S’mores pie I created years ago.  S’mores evoke memories of our summer holidays in Colorado where we’d hike to our favorite picnic area […]

Grilled Apple Crisp #SundaySupper

Grilled Apple Crisp #SundaySupper

Grilling with the Sunday Supper Team Bill received one of those fancy, ceramic Big Green Egg grills for Father’s Day last year. You’re supposed to be able to bake on them…but we’re still trying to master basic grilling without charring our entrees to a crisp. But when grilling showed up as this week’s Sunday Supper […]

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

A Dessert for Everyone Bill is not a fan of the grasshopper pie I make every 4th of July. We had a new guest this year, 7 year old Evan, who was happy to pick up the slack and eat Bill’s helping. See, everyone loves that frozen dessert…except the mint phobic hubby. Anyway, to appease […]

Shrimp-Filled Zucchini Blossoms

Shrimp-Filled Zucchini Blossoms #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Memories of Tuscany My parents spent a number of summers in the Tuscan hill town of Cortona, Italy. Teaching calligraphy to University of Georgia study abroad students, my mom was housed in a quaint home in this ancient walled village. Meals for the staff, and their mooching children, were served in a monastery down the […]

Greek Salad

Greek Salad with Feta #SkinnyTip

What do you like in your Greek salad? I combed the blog looking for this Greek Salad with Feta recipe…I was certain I’d posted this old favorite. Three summers of blogging and garden tomatoes and many many Greek salads, but I soon realized I had not yet posted this simple veggie packed salad and vinaigrette. […]

Mango Raspberry Salsa

Raspberry Mango Salsa #SkinnyTip

Mango Love I’ve always been a bit apathetic as far as mangoes are concerned. Maybe it  was growing up in Iowa, where a bag of Angel Flake coconut was the most tropical fruit at the grocery store. When I received a delivery of luscious, ripe mangoes this spring, my tune changed immediately. I diced the sweet and juicy, golden-orange flesh of one […]

Chaussons aux Pêches | Peach turnovers for Bastille Day

Chaussons aux Pêches or Peach Turnovers #HolidayFoodBlogParty

Glorious Georgia Peaches Georgia peaches have finally made their way up north!  Elated after spying a sign at my local produce stand, I bought a few pounds of my favorite summer fruit and dashed home to pull the puff pastry out of the freezer. With Bastille Day approaching, I had planned to make the chaussons […]


Chocolate Layer Cake #Chocolate Party

This month marks the one year anniversary of the Chocolate Party!!! When Roxana, who created this dessert loving group, suggested baking our family’s favorite chocolate dessert to celebrate this milestone, I knew I’d have a heck of a time deciding on one recipe. But the hubby and sons are always hounding me to make layer […]

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream | The BEST chocolate ice cream

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream #ICTScoopAdventures #Giveaway

Heavenly Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream It has been hot as blazes in Indianapolis…with August like heat and humidity. Well there was one perk to our sultry forecast, ice cream season had arrived. I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Scoop Adventures, The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States by Lindsay Clendaniel. […]

Grilled Fish Tacos

Grilled Fish Tacos

When I mentioned we were having fish tacos for dinner, Nick let out an expected groan.  I reassured him that tilapia was a mild tasting fish…and he responded, “But does it smell like fish when it’s cooking?”  Uh, well, yes, it does.  Nick was the toddler who asked for “mo fish” when his grandpa gave […]

Saffron Rice

    Today’s French Fridays with Dorie assisgnment is Top Secret Chocolate Mousse, which I previously posted on a “free” Friday last November.  So instead I have a special treat for you: I’m celebrating a virtual book launch party hosted by my friend, Faith, of An Edible Mosaic. Her new release, An Edible Mosaic: Middle […]

Top-Secret Chocolate Mousse~

  This week’s French Fridays with Dorie schedule gave us free reign to choose any recipe from the cookbook. I should logically be hunting in the vegetable or seafood chapters during this week of Thanksgiving gluttony, but this chocolate mousse has been calling to me since I bought my copy of Around My French Table.  […]


Caribbean Chicken Burger #Giveaway #RGParty

The kind folks at Red Gold sent me a 6 pack of wonderful tomato products along with a stack of recipe cards for unique burger recipes. These Caribbean Chicken Burgers were calling my name. Made with ground chicken and topped with either avocado or pineapple, they sounded perfectly tropical…which correlated with our late July weather […]