Sour Cream Pear Bread #TwelveLoaves

Sour Cream Pear Bread | a lightly spiced quick bread chock full of pears

Pear Quick Bread I have eaten scrumptious pear coffee cakes, but never a pear quick bread. I was bound and determined to create a moist and flavorful loaf, and, indeed, I did. This Sour Cream Pear Bread is full of small pear chunks plus a hint of spice from cinnamon and ginger. The addition of […]

Caramel Butter Bars #Giveaway

Caramel Butter Bars | Simple flavors with delicious results!

Crazy Delicious Caramel Bars I am a caramel purest, so I wasn’t sure what to think when a jar of Stonewall Kitchen’s Vanilla Chai Caramel Sauce arrived at my door. It tasted of subtle warm spices…much like chai tea! I wondered how the flavor would come through baked in a butter streusel bar. Turns out […]

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 […]

Vanilla Caramel Swirl Ice Cream | Creamy homemade ice cream with a decadent caramel swirl | That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Vanilla Caramel Swirl Ice Cream #IceCreamWeek #Giveaway

A Salute to Caramel When we were in Denver last month, Katie and Bill would take a stroll down to the hotel lobby each evening to get their single servings of Häagen-Dazs ice cream. Bill, no surprise here, purchased chocolate and Katie found delight in their dulce de leche. It was Katie’s selection that inspired me […]

Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie | Easy Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek #Giveaway

A Summer Family Tradition This Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie has made an appearance on our summer menu for years. My first few pies were sans a fudge topping, but once my family tasted the upgraded version, there was no looking back. I don’t usually garnish, but for the kick off of Ice Cream Week, […]

Berry Topped Chocolate Silk

Berry Topped Chocolate Silk Tart #SundaySupper

College Send Off With only one of our children still in school, and that school being a university, our back to school routines don’t revolve around buying school supplies and packing lunch boxes. Instead, we have a big family meal before the big college send off. And at our house, these sorts of family gatherings […]

Roasted Peppers | A Dorie Greenspan recipe

Roasted Peppers #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Winding Down We are in the last stretch of  French Fridays with Dorie. I think we’ll finish with the cookbook sometime in the spring of next year. So it’s the odds and ends of recipes, like these simple Roasted Peppers that have been showing up in our monthly queue. Plus there are those dishes that […]

Summer Tomato Tart | Tomato Tart recipe

Summer Tomato Tart #SkinnyTip

A Bounty of Gorgeous Tomatoes I just can’t help myself, but when July rolls around and garden and heirloom tomatoes are plentiful, I’m compelled to whip up a tart. Yes, in the heat of the summer, I’ll turn on the oven so I can eat a freshly baked summer tomato tart. Just look at it? Can […]

Coffee-Glazed Brisket~

This is the first recipe I ever used for brisket…and I have no need to find another. Yes, it’s just that delicious.  Perfect for a cold winter’s meal…the epitome of comfort food.  Serve over mashed potatoes or noodles…you will love it! Print Coffee-Glazed Brisket~ IngredientsFrom my friend, Joanne (published in EDF Magazine) 3 pounds beef […]

Becky’s Paris-Brest

    This Paris-Brest was baked in memory of a dear foodie friend who lost her life after a valiant fight against a pre-leukemic condition. Becky lived life to the fullest. Kind and generous, she shared her joie de vivre with everyone she touched…and, for many of us, this was via her blog, Facebook or […]

Happy Easter~

My friend, Lizzie of Food and Thrift Finds, invited me to play an Easter tag game…which originated in Hungary.  I was also tagged by Kelly of Eat Yourself Skinny Ah Tze of Away of Mind,  Annie of  From the Bookshelf, Katrina of Betty’s Eats, and Kymberlee of For the Love of Cuisine. I am selecting […]

Chicken-Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas #SundaySupper #SautéExpress

It probably is no surprise to my blog readers that I typically have about 8 pounds of butter in my freezer at any given time. And come the holidays, that number can double or even triple. What you may not know, though, is that I’m a loyal Land O Lakes® customer. I’ve tried generic brands, […]

Peanut Butter Cookie

Peanut Butter Cookies

  Until I bought Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Cookbook, I hadn’t found the ultimate peanut butter cookie. I’d heard raves about these. They are perfect for a graduation cookie tray…my first two high school graduates had dessert parties (shocking, eh?). These are crisp, yet chewy….I used chunky peanut butter and left out the peanuts. Great right […]

Mediterranean Endive Boats

Mediterranean Endive Boats #SkinnyTip

Dinner Club Debut Bill and I joined a dinner club with 3 other couples. The goal was to get together four times a year for good food, fellowship and to utilize the dishes gathering dust in our china cabinets. Our first gathering was in early May. Our lovely hostess, Sabra, offered up a finger food salad […]